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Can't format 2Gb Extreme III SD card in Canon G9 camera

Because the camera simply reports "Memory card error".
Other identical cards work ok in camera.
This card has been used for Vista ReadyBoost but is otherwise new and unused in the camera.
Tried formatting in Vista but no change.
Sandisk RescuePro software does not seem to have a format option - odd.

I had a problem with a card in my G9...had used this card over and over with no problems...then all of a sudden G9 wouldn't read it. G7 wouldn't read it.
then I tried G7 ultra and sanddisk card...now the card won't read in either cameras. none of my other spare cards will read. please help.

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Bad card trash it and get new one changeing formats will cause errors most camera's use their own format if u cange it from one to the other so many time it burns card out

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Did you try formating with the Camera? Before that, Try formating with Windows Disk manager, then format with the camera, It will solve the problem.

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