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.
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.
2) Turn the camera on with the power switch. Only do this after you have inserted the memory card and closed the memory card slot.
3) Press and hold both the Trash and MODE buttons down for about 2 seconds. Together, these are known as the 'Format' button. The Trash button is located on the back face of the D700 body next to the Preview button, and the MODE button is located on the top of the D700 body next to the shutter button and power switch. If done correctly, the letters 'For' should appear blinking in the shutter-speed sections of both the view finder and control panel.
4) Press and hold both the Trash and MODE buttons again to format the memory card. This will delete all photographs on your memory card and format it. Do not turn off the camera or remove the memory card while the card is being formatted. If you do not want to format the memory card, simply do not press the Trash and MODE buttons the second time and wait for the blinking 'For' to disappear, which it will do after about 6 seconds.
5) Wait until the blinking 'For' disappears. The display will now show the full amount of photographs that can now be taken on the formatted card.
6) Alternatively, you can also format your memory card from the Setup Menu in the D700 LCD menus. You can access this by pressing the MENU button on the back of the D700 body, selecting the Setup Menu and pressing Format Memory Card, OK. This will format your memory card immediately.
You need to try downloading the pics using a separate card reader. If this is successful and your pics end up safe on your computer, then you need to format the card in the camera to completely erase it and optimize it.
If the memory card came from a different camera and inserted into the Nikon D70, the error message will appear. Just format the memory card with the D70 and the error should disappear.
Hope this helps.
Try formatting the cards in a PC before you put into the camera. Do the long format, not the quick. It will take some time, but give it a shot. If that doesn't work, buy new memory cards. Cards don't last forever, and it's not worth it to take pictures on a marginal card and then have them not work.
Greetings, 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, -WN