My screen says CARD NOT INITIALIZED. I cant get the camera to work.
Well, the error literally tells you to format the card. The format function should be in your settings menu. Before
you do this, make sure that you've copied all you want off the card
and then use the camera's 'format' function to reformat the card. I
advise using the camera for the format function because this guarantees
the correct file system. If you use your computer to format it, you may
easily get the wrong one. However if you need to do it this way, see
which file system is currently in use on the drive before you start. Go
to "My Computer" and right click on the drive which is the memory card,
of filesystems are "FAT" (probably FAT16), "FAT32" and NTFS; to make
sure your reformat is successful, ensure you use the same filesystem as
If this fails, the other possibility is that you've bought an SDHC card and fitted it to a camera that can only accept SD. In this case you bought a larger card for your older camera, not
noticing that it was SDHC (or not knowing that it mattered). The new
card doesn't work, not because it or the camera is broken, but because
it's not compatible.
Cards up to 2Gb are generally SD.
Cards of 4Gb are generally SDHC.
Cards over 8Gb have to be SDHC.
(There are exceptions. Sometimes, manufacturers make 4Gb SDHC
cards but some have errors; they disable half of the chip and sell it
as 2Gb, but it's still SDHC. 4Gb cards are almost always SDHC because
they're cheaper, but 4Gb SD cards do exist. They are so rare that I've
even seen a guru on this site claim they don't. I did own one once, but
it was very expensive and turned out to be so unreliable that I had to
return it. I don't recommend
looking for one, because of the problems.)
Your solution is to go find a 2Gb card, and be extra sure that it
doesn't say "SDHC" on it.
Jan 23, 2011 |
Fuji Digital Cameras