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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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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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Did you delete the pictures from the internal camera memory and not the SD card? An easy way to solve this problem would be to insert the card into your computer and open up "My Computer". In here you should see your memory card mounted as a usable drive. Open up the SD card, select everything in it by pressing "Control" + "A" and then hitting delete. This will clean everything off of the card. If you want to save the files from the card first, simply make a folder somewhere on your PC and drag all of the files from the SD card into that folder after pressing "Control" + "A". If you are still getting an error stating your card is full after removing them this way you may need to re-format the card or it may be malfunctioning.

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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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I believe this error indicates the memory card is FULL, and you need to copy some save files (blocks) over to another memory card OR delete some files (blocks) of of that card.

You'll have to stuff another memory card in there at the same time (IIRC there are 2 memory card slots) that has some room on it.

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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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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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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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