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Memory card not reading in canon a75

I am unable to get my camera to read the compact flash memory card in my canon a75 digital camera. It was working fine yesterday. I was getting an error message stating "card read error" or "no memory card". Now I am just getting the message "no memory card" even though it is in the camera. I don't see anything wrong with memory card & it was bought about 3 months ago. I wondering if something is not connecting right between the camera & the memory card. I need help getting my camera to work so I can take pictures while I am on vacation right now. Thank you, Stacey

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  • Stacey Watts Mar 09, 2007

    I got the pins straighted out but now I get the error message "memory card error". I can't see anything wrong when I look into the memory card slot. Anyone have any help for me?

  • bugme-Not Jan 26, 2008

    I have the same problem on Canon PowerShort S400. Formatted the CF on the PC. It still did not work.

  • hreag22 Feb 12, 2008

    Memory card worked in the camera, then took it out to download into computer. My laptop did not recognize the card was in the slot. Then, I tried putting it in my home computer (HP all in One Photosmart 3210 and got "memory card error" message. Then, I tried to view the pictures in my camera and got the same message when I turned on the camera.

    The card is about 1 week old.

    TK

  • sandbnorth Aug 19, 2008

    message when power up memory card error or no memory card

  • Anonymous Nov 26, 2008

    i turn on the camera and then it looks all fuzzy and says "memory card error" and it wont take pictures or switch to view pic. mode.

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So as not to spoil your vacation, go buy yourself a new compact flash card locally. They should sell them anywhere electronics are sold, including WalMart, etc. See if you can get this new card to work in your camera. If so, then you can work on trying to get your current CF to work, by trying to format it in the camera. If you can't get a new CF to work in the camera, then you likely damaged either the pins in the CF socket in the camera, or some switch that is pushed when the card is inserted (to tell the camera there is a card in it). It is unlikely you will be able to have this fixed during your vacation, unfortunately.

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