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Memory card appears full but its empty?!

I use a Nikon D70s and my memory card is a Sandisk Ultra 2 GB card. I am photographing my best friends wedding tomorrow and now my card won't work. I shoot a lot, maybe a few hundred shots a week, what I've been doing recently is coming home, opening the browser in photoshop and looking at the images then copying the images into a folder then copying the images into the bin on my laptop. I've then been putting the card into my camera and formatting the seemingly empty card. Over the last few weeks I've noticed times when the camera acts as though there are images on the disc but when I hit the play button it tells me it's empty. Even after then formatting it the camera tells me there are images on it by telling me there are less free spaces than there should be. I have no idea what to do now-can anyone please help me?

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Re: Memory card appears full but its empty?!

Although the computer may indicate the card is empty, it is better to format it in the camera in which you intend to use it. Or else bite the bullet and invest in a new card - they are not expensive these days.

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Re: Memory card appears full but its empty?!

Although formatting the card should take care of that, I have used cards to transfer data from one computer to another, then the folder on the card is invisible to the camera, but still taking up space. Empty the card via the card reader by dragging files to the trash, then emptying the trash.

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1) Insert the memory card you wish to format into the Nikon D700's body using the memory card slot on its' right side. Make sure the power is off before you insert the card and that you place the card in correctly. The D700 will only accept CF cards, so make sure you have this type available.
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It is actually an error message generated by your compact flash and means that the card is no longer readable. A lot of D70 owners have reported this error without being able to find another solution other than reinserting the card or changing the card to a different brand. In my D70s I use Sandisk Extreme III memory and, knock on wood, have not yet had this error. You could also try cleaning out the memory card slot and check to see that all pins are aligned and not bent.
Good Luck,

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