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Cant use 4gb sd card in my camera why?

I just bought a 4gb card with my camera and the camera says it cant be used.there is nothing wrong with card i am able to use it in my other camera.Pleae help.

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The D50 works with SD cards. Your 4GB card is actually an SDHC card. While it fits into the slot, it will only work with devices specifically designed to accept SDHC cards. The D50 wasn't. It only works with SD cards, 2GB and smaller.

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    The D50 works with SD cards. Your 4GB card is actually an SDHC card. While it fits into the slot, it will only work with devices specifically designed to accept SDHC cards. The D50 wasn't. It only works with SD cards, 2GB and smaller.

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All SD cards are not compatible with all devices (even though they fit!) try another Brand of SD card and you may want to try a 2 GB card! (Please rate answer to help keep this site free!)

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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, and choose "Properties". Examples of filesystems are "FAT" (probably FAT16), "FAT32" and NTFS; to make sure your reformat is successful, ensure you use the same filesystem as before.

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.

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Please describe your why do i get an error when i try using the sd card in my gatewayDCT20 camera


Usually when you see errors with the card it will be due to a few things. The card is bad or corrupt, the card is the wrong type, or the camera has a fault.

Usually the problem is the card (9 out of 10 times). The cards may need to be formated before use or if they go bad to correct them. If the camera won;t give you the option then try doing this on a laptop or using a card reader and try again. Usually card errors are from bad shut downs or running out of power while taking pictures. Sometimes the card is is dead and won't be fixed by reformatting so you can only replace it. (Don;t toss it as it might work in a laptop).

If the card is too big or the wrong speed some cameras will give an error. Not much you can do about this other than getting a new card. Nothing wrong with the card its just not compatible.

If you have this problem with several cards then the camera itself may be at fault. Unfortunetly that usually means repairing the camera or replacing it. Replacement is usually cheaper.

Jan 20, 2011 | Cameras

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I have a kodak Easyshare c310. I bought a Sandisk (SDHC card 4gb) for the my camera and its not taken any pictures. Could you tell me whats wrong.


SD and SDHC cards fit the same slots, but many cameras won't work with the SDHC (high capacity) cards. SDHC is not backwards compatible.

The card is still useful and valuable, but not with this camera.

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I just purchased a 4gb memory card for my canon powershot sd700 and it reads memory card error-card locked. I put my old 2gb card in and it works just fine. I took the 4gb back to the store and bought...


ok, first off:
make sure the card is compatible with the camera and the camera is compatible with the card (reffer to the manuals of both products).
if all checks out, contact the manufacturer of the camera first, then do the same with the card.
if everything works up to this point, but you still cant get it to work, get a new camera.

Oct 27, 2009 | Canon PowerShot SD700 IS Digital ELPH /...

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MEMORY CARD ERROR


From what I can see here, the card's size is too large that your camera couldn't support or handle. Maybe your camera is just limited to 1GB or 2GB. Try plugging 2GB card and see if it detects it. I had similar prob where I bought a 4GB card and it does exactly the same thing. I consulted the vendor, he said it only supports up to 2GB thus, it's a product limitation...well I'm stuck there hehe, can't be helped at all..

If you are certain that your camera can handle 4GB card or higher, try to plug the 4GB card into a card reader and see if it detets it. If it does, try to reformat the card and try it again to your camera.

Also, 1 possible thing is that your 4GB card is password protected. Was it plugged in to any other device? If it was, try to plug it back to the same device where it was connected and disable the password.

Onother thing is the brand. Some camera is brand sensitive when it comes to cards. You may need to try different brand as well.

Hope this helps. :-)

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