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I get a blue screen and it says picture error

I have an FE-120 camera that eats batteries (even the lithium ones) on a regular basis. It is less than a year old and lately it is giving me a "picture error" when I try to look at the pics I have just taken. It goes to a blue screen with an exclamation point inside a box. This is in the center of the screen. Below it it says picture error and above this box it has this (xD). It won't let you scroll through pictures and when you download them on the computer it won't let you delete them. As soon as you do, they pop back up. I tried another memory card (the one that came with it) and it worked fine for a few days and now it does this again. What can I do!

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Re: I get a blue screen and it says picture error

Well the things u can try is to format the Xd card in a card reader on the computer, and after on the camera. it can solve the problem, if doesn´t just send it to the repair centre they will fix for free. good luck

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Re: I get a blue screen and it says picture error

A camera that consistently causes errors on memory that worked before being installed is probably suffering from a board level issue. If the camera is under warranty I would definitely send it in to the manufacturer to be fixed. If it is out of warranty this is an extremely hard problem to track down, and probably would require a new circuit board which may very well cost as much as a new camera. It is possible that the problem lies with the connection between the camera's circuit board and the memory card slot. This is an option, but it is only one of many explanations all pertaining to the electronic components inside the camera. David Millier Advance Camera Repair

Posted on Feb 24, 2007

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