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Re: PowerShot G1 + cf card
The Canon G1 was my first digital camera, years ago. When this camera was sold it came with a 16 Mb CF card. The manual refers to CF card sizes from 8 Mb up to 128 Mb and the number of photos you can take with each size card. However, I bought my camera together with a 1GB "micro drive" (tiny hard drive in a CF card format) and although it wasn't "supported" by Canon, it worked fine. I also used a regular 1GB CF card in it (after I lost the microdrive card). If you want to use a card larger than 1GB with this camera, test/borrow a card to make sure it works before you buy one. Camera stores always have a variety of cards (used to demonstrate the cameras they are selling) that you can put in your camera and test before you decide which card to buy.
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Strange problem this one. Could mean insert a Compactflash (CF) card or that the CF card is full of maybe even Custom Functions are set. A photo of the display would help me better to solve the problem.
Issue: Memory card Error Solution: Try a different memory card and/or Reformat memory card PowerShot A70
Formatting a CF Card
You should always format a new CF card or one from which you wish to erase all images and other data.
Please note that formatting a CF card erases all data, including protected images and other file types. Please check the contents of the CF card before formatting it.
Turn the power on.
Press the <MENU> button and select [ (Set up)] using or .
Select (Format) using or and press the <SET> button.
Select [OK] using or and press the <SET> button.
To cancel formatting instead, select [Cancel] and press the <SET> button.
The capacity of the CF card displayed after formatting will be less than the rated capacity of the CF card. This is not a malfunction of the CF card or camera.
Press the <MENU> button.
If the camera does not work properly, the inserted CF card may be malfunctioning. Reformatting the CF card may solve the problem.
When a non-Canon brand CF card is malfunctioning, reformatting it may solve the problem.
CF cards formatted in another camera, computer or peripheral device may not operate correctly. When that happens, reformat the CF card with this camera.
If that little red light (just below the 4-way control) is flashing it is indication the camera is attempting to communicate with the CF. if it never quits, most commonly the culprit is an unformatted, or corrupt/damaged CF card. Replace the card, and reformat in the camera.
any images on old CF MAY be recoverable with a card reader on your PC, but the camera will not read them. Reformatting will destroy the existing images.
Perform the following procedures if your camera does not detect a CF card.
1. Restart your camera.
- Set the camera's power switch to and remove the batteries.
- Open the CF card slot cover to make sure the CF card is securely set in the card slot.
- Insert the batteries and turn the power switch .
2. Format a CF card.
Format the CF card with your camera.
Refer to the Camera User Guide supplied with your camera for instructions on formatting your card.
3. Check if your camera detects other CF cards (If you own multiple CF cards.)
If your camera does not detect a CF card after performing the procedures 1 and 2 above, the card that wasn't detected may have a defect.
The "E30" error code is displayed when reading/writing data on a CF card has failed.
Especially, the error code "E30" may appears when you tried to remove a CF card while the camera was processing data.
To clear the "E30" error, try performing the following procedure.
1. Try using another CF card.
If you have another CF card, try loading it in the camera.
If the error code is not displayed when the other CF card is loaded, there may be something wrong with the first one rather than with the camera.
2. Use your computer's ScanDisk utility to check the CF card for errors.
Use ScanDisk to check the CF card for card error or card failure.
Refer to the instruction manual for your operating system or Windows Help for further instructions.
(If you are using a Macintosh, use the "Disk First Aid" program to check for card error or card failure. Refer to the instruction manual for your Macintosh OS for further information.)
Be sure to back up the data on the CF card on the computer before you check the CF card.
If a card error or card failure occurs when you use your computer's ScanDisk, there is something wrong with the CF card.
Follow ScanDisk's on-screen instructions to solve the problem.
3. Format the CF card with your camera
Try to format the CF card with your camera.
Please refer to the "Camera User Guide" for your camera for instructions on formatting CF cards. Also, please note that formatting a CF card will erase all data on the card.
Once the CF card is formatted, follow the procedure described in step 2 above and use your computer's ScanDisk on your computer to check the CF card for errors.
If a card error or card failure occurs when you are using computer's ScanDisk, there is something wrong with the CF card.