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Memory stick error

I have the model dsc-f717, I turn the camera on to take some pictures on xmas day and all I get is the icom fro the memory stick flashing and a mssg reading
memory stick error, could someone help me
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  • maggievaldes Dec 28, 2008

    thank you, I called sony yesterday and after a few I follow his instructions doing a couple of diff things, like take battery out, reset button... the solution was to send it back to them with a charge or 221.

    thank you for your help

  • bertos9 Feb 27, 2009

    When i tur de camara on diplay "memory stick error" and i already change memory stick , format, reformat and nothing.

    Thanks in advance.

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2009




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    Fake sticks? Perhaps
    for some of you. My DSC 717 started
    giving me problems about 6 months ago.
    No change of mem sticks. I would
    switch between the same two sticks, a 'reserve tank' so to speak. When the error message would come up, I would
    simply change sticks. That worked for a
    time. Then the problem progressed. Now, neither stick will get me around the
    format error 13:xx message. Sony told me
    to do all the obvious, re-format, take out battery, reset to default, and so
    on. All this accomplished was to lose
    all my personal settings. This camera
    has had numerous issues. When it works,
    I love it. But when I have driven 120
    miles to shoot 10 photographs for a client and the Sony craps the bed, I am not
    a happy camper. They suggested I send
    the camera back to them for $ 250 "flat fee" so they can fix it. Of course they pretend no one has ever had
    this issue before and that they have no idea what the problem is. It is a bad camera, period. I have sent it back to Texas for repairs three times already. The indicators on the mode dial all wore off,
    no coverage. "That is a cosmetic
    issue." The CCD failed. "You must have dropped it." They lost a class action suit and then
    whistled the tune, "Send it back, we will be happy to fix it for
    you." The CCD failed again. They charged me for this repair because I
    called in 8 days after the court ruling requirements expired. Now the memory stick format error. What is next?
    Something other than SONY. They
    have displayed their true colors too many times for me.



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Hi There, In the menu there should be a setting to set the camera back to factory. Try re-formatting the card. Try using a different card. The camera has some built in memory, take card out and shoot 2 pics on built in memory, is playback ok?
If not, card reader may be defective. Only service shop could tell you that for sure.
Let me know, mr cicmo.

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Switch your camera to Setup on the control **** located on the top.

Take out the memory stick and press the reset button located inside the battery compartment.

Now switch on the camera and insert the memory stick.

If you do not get the error go to the little toolbox on the menu. Select the format option and proceed through the warning messages. Remeber you will loose all data on the memory stick.

Things should now work. If not some simple thing that sound bezare but has worked for me is pushing the memory stick in and out before the camera displays the error. Do this several times until the camera actually reads the stick and them format the stick first chance you get.

Good luck.

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