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Kodak z8612 does not want to format an sd card

It appears to format the card but when i go to review it says unrecognized format. it was previoulsy in another camera-can a card not be reformatted?

i have had the camera just since this morning and love it but this is driving me nuts.

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  • methered Jan 22, 2009

    I have Window XP and the it does not recognize the Kodak Z8612 IS camera as a device. In my drivers under control Panel This camera is not an option.

  • jenforgod Feb 23, 2009

    When I format it in my computer, it works "sometimes" but usually will take one picture and say it's full.  I have 4 different cards to choose from! This is making me crazy too!



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If you have a card reader that connects to your PC, or a built in one like many PCs have, try connecting it too your computer. Go to Start, My Computer and then locate the memory card icon. Right click on it and select "Format". Click "Start" to format the card. When it's done try it in your camera.

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I will in both cases recommend to format the SD card and to update your firmware.

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It sounds like your SD card might be faulty.
It is very unfortunate since the only thing that can help this is to format the card, which will delete the information on the card.

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Sounds like there is a fault in the SD card.

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