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If you are having problems where your camera or other device will not format or recognise your memory card, this is often because the card has become corrupted or the device is an older type and does not recognise the file system of the card.
You should always format your card with your camera or device (not your computer) every time you need to do this. This prevents the possibility of data errors and corruption.
However, if your device is refusing to format or will not recognise the card you can often resolve this by getting your computer to format it for you.
This often helps the camera or device recognise the card and make it functional again. If a format on your PC fails and the card is still not recognised then the card is either faulty or in the case of a camera exceeds your cameras max capability. In this case you will have to use a new card or one with a lower memory capacity.
If you have a card reader on your PC this is the easiest way to access the card with the computer. If not, a multi card reader is a cheap and useful device to have.
Be aware that formatting the card erases all information and or photos stored on it.
To format the card with your PC do the following:
1) Insert the card into the card reader.
2) Go to 'Start' - 'My Computer' and then find the card icon which will show as 'SD Card Drive' or 'Compact Flash Drive' or whatever card type you are using.
3) Right click on the relevant card icon. you will be presented with a list of options. Go down to Format and select this option.Now select a File system type.
PLEASE NOTE: Select FAT32 for 4GB or higher capacities. FAT for 2GB or lower capacities
4) Click start to begin the format process.
5) When the process is complete, take the memory card out and insert it into your device. If the procedure was successful the device should recognise it and it should work.
Note: Old cameras Many previous old cameras and portable devices do not work if the card is formatted as FAT32 or NTFS file system. One of the following errors may occur if your device does not support FAT32 or NTFS: - Error message asking to re-format the flash card. - Error message that the flash card is not formatted.
To resolve the above error, backup your data and reformat your memory card in FAT file system
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There are three reason why do you get a "card error" when trying to format your card.
* a new memory card or unformatted camera.
* a memory card that has a file, this camera can't recognise or one has been take from another camera.
* always format the memory card using the camera. If you insert a memory card that has been formatted using other cameras, memory card reader, or PC's you will get this error message (card error)
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insertyour usb cable to your system and connect to your phone after the connection between your system and your phone when the system recognises your phone look the computer names your memory card and your phone memory either removable disks so dont open your memory card on the system just right click and go to format you can format using the quick forrmat or the other
but if you are using a card reader just insert your card memory card into your card reader and insert your card reader to the system and right click then in the options that would be displayed click on format then you can format your memory card that way
If this is a new memory stick, some cameras require you to format it using the utility on the camera. If you haven't done so, you can try to format it. This will delete all contents on the memory stick.
If this is an old memory card, chances are it is already corrupted. Try to attach it directly on your laptop either on the SD card slot or a USB card reader.
I'm assuming the docs are important. What I would try to do is buy an external reader which cnnects via USB and hope that it is the port on the computer that is not working.
Sony MRW62E/S1/181: an external memory card reader/writer that can address 17 different memory card formats. It sports a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface and draws its power directly from the USB connection. The MRW62E/S1/181 can be connected to both Macintosh and Windows computers. Cost is around $30.
If your computer has a memory card reader, insert the card into the reader. Or else, you can purchase a card reader quite cheaply. Now in your PC, using windows explorer (Right click 'start' button and select 'explore' from menu), locate the card. It will usually be recognised as a USB mass storage device, and will be assigned the last drive letter. Right click over the drive letter and select 'format' from the menu.
I think you should be able to just plug the camera in to the PC with the card in the camera and the PC would be able to recognise it..
Your Minolta camera uses file format, which is not recognized by PC and vice verse. When you insert, PC can't read it, and asks to format. But when it is formatted for PC, your camera can't read it. Try to format it in camera, if it's not possible, then get a new memory card and use USB cable to copy images.
It sounds like your phone's card reader is broken or has debris inside.
To clear debris, use a blast of air to the socket to clean it.
If your card reader is shot, you need to replace the controller. If the phone is under warranty, get it replaced.