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Possible card read error?

My dad is having problems with his Nikon coolpix L-18. When the camera is turned on it reads "would you like to format this card?" Also when the card is loaded into a source such as computer or another camera it reads:"error" on camera & does not read at all on the computer. I am unfamiliar with what to do for him? Please assist us. thanks

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Try take out your memory card see weither it will show you the same error.If not try to change to other brand memory card.

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