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Memory Card I was deleting some old pictures I had and now it is saying MEMORY CARD ERROR? I do not understand what the problem is?

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Re: Memory Card

Memory might get corrupted.. reformat your memory card..

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When i turn on my camera it says the memory card needs formatting i follow the instructions but it doesnt work and keeps saying to format the memory card. this happens over and over and i cannot take...

To understand the photo loss situation, consider a scenario: You format a memory card in Digital Camera, and start to capture some pictures. However, while capturing pictures, your camera shuts down due to low battery. Now, after recharging battery, when you try to access those photograph on the card, you receive the following error message on camera screen:

The Card requires formatting: Additionally, the camera is unable to capture any new photographs.

The main cause for the above error message is corruption of memory card due to conking of battery while a read/write operation was running.

These memory card needs to be formatted before you save any new pictures. It is always a good practice to take backup of card and format it before use. This enables you to fight with any damage done to the memory card and to erase the old data saved on the card. However, the probability of card getting corrupted again (after you have saved new data) still exists.

First try formating with an external SD Card reader connected at PC and test it.

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My camera says error formatting memory card wat can i do to fix it and see all my pictures again?

I hope you understand that formatting the memory card completely erases it so you won't "see all my pictures again".

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I have memory problems. I take pictures and it appears OK on the camera. But when I put the card in a reader, it only shows pictures from over a year ago that have been deleted long ago.

The camera might have saved those picture on it's internal memory and not the memory card, hence why you see old pictures that you say you have deleted and new ones do not appear.

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First, get a card reader and download your pics to a computer. Then, format the card in the camera.

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For some reason the lock switch is engaged on your memory card and the card is write-protected (like the diskettes in old days). Release it and you'll be able to delete the pictures.

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Out of Memory on Card, but also says: Memory contains no images

I think you may have deleted the folders from your memory card.  The camera could be looking for the folder to put the photo into, and this error comes up instead of one about the folder.

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Memory card error and deleted some saved pictures

try using another memory card. I would take the memory card back to the shop and ask for another one. I had the same problem. it was the card, not the camera.

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Message: Memory Card Error - Memory Card Parameter Error on 4gb SDHC card

You may fix the memory card error and recover your files by follow this memory card recovery guide which helped me last time:
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Memory card formatted in error

Once the memory card is formatted, the files saved or pictures will be deleted and there is no way to retrieve the images.

I would advise that you transfer the pictures first to your PC before formatting the memory card.

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Write error

Hi, Sounds like a memory problem. You can try using the built-in menu utility function of formatting the memory (be it internal or external memory). Of course this will also delete all current files/photos in it. Hope this be of some help/idea. Post back how things turn up or should you need further information. Good luck and kind regards.

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