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XD card Error

Hello sir. My Olympus xD picture card (128 mb) works well when downloading images direct to my PC(xp)by inserting it in my media slot. No trouble to delete all images after transfer or to format the card with the computer. When returning the card into my digital camera (Olympus D395) I am asked to format it, I say yes and I get: card error! So it is no longer usefull in my camera. But I tried it as a storage media with Microsoft Office Word for example and it worked well to save and remove text. Is there a way to reformat it for my camera? On the other hand, with my xD picture Olympus 16 MB card I have none of these problems. I thank you very much for your attention, Claude Gosselin Qu?bec Canada

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Re: xD card Error

Hi all. I too had the same problem and after trying all the possible solutions (aperase, smprep, smformat, etc.) I finally found one working application that helped me solve this problem. Download Flashdoctor from here 


Insert your xd card into a card reader connected to your PC then run Flashdoctor. Format your xd card using this tool then insert it back in your camera, voila! I formatted it again through the camera just to be sure, now everything's working fine. Hope this helps as it helped me. Good day!

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Re: xD card Error

Try formating the card in the Camera twice. or Download PCinspector from Install this program and run the recovery program with the card in the media slot. Then back to camera and format, Come back

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Xd picture card will not click into place on Olympus e-420. Results in prompt "card reader error."

Are you sure it is a xD card and not an SDXC?

Then there should be a little arrow, pointing in the direction it should be going while inserting.
Try to eject the card and reinsert the card.
If you never used a xD card, and nobody else ever tried to put something in the slot, the card should go in smooth.
After placing the card, don't forget to format the card in the camera.


Sep 18, 2014 | Olympus E-420 Digital Camera

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Windows 7 for downloading

Do you mean the Windows 95 OS or Windows 7? If you have Windows 95B (with USB support), get a USB card reader. You may need to add a USB card to your computer. (Look carefully at the manufacturer's site for the drivers, fewer companies are providing drivers for the older OS versions (before XP).) Windows 95a doesn't support USB at all. You would need a new OS. This is not guaranteed to work. If you upgrade Win95a to Win98, issues may still exist with the USB card reader. Remove the card from the camera and plug into the xD slot on the card reader. If the card reader works, you can use a version of Photoshop or any image viewer since your photos are JPEGs.

If you mean Windows 7, your computer might have an memory card reader. Check for an xD card slot. Otherwise, get a card reader (USB or internal that uses a 3.5" drive bay and connects to an available USB motherboard connector if you have one). Here is a source for several USB card readers: . Remove the card from the camera and insert it into the computer's xD slot. Then use the Windows Photo Viewer or any other image viewing or editing program to look at the pictures.

Open the card as you would any flash drive or optical disc. Go to Computer (My Computer) and access the card reader "drive", open folders to find the Olympus one. Drag and drop pictures to your hard drive or double-click to launch in the program linked to the JPEG file type.

Windows 8 will behave like Windows 7 with the card reader (for most readers).

I hope this helps.
Cindy Wells

May 15, 2013 | Olympus Stylus 410 / ? 410 Digital Camera

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When I put a new 2g memory card in slot it state card error, but works with 256mg card. what's the problem??

your camera model is only guranteed to work up to a maximum of 512 mb memory.
black diamond xd picture card 128, 256, 512

Sep 07, 2010 | Fuji FinePix A345 Digital Camera

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Clean or format card error on Olympus XD card

There are most likely some "corrupted" images on your xD card. Very often a card reader "writes" data to the card while transferring or copying images into the computer. When you re-insert the card back into the camera, it doesn't recognize the new data (because it didn't create it), and gives the error, usually requiring a complete formatting be performed. There are also problems if you use a reader to rotate images, then re-install the card in the camera. The best way to accomplish what you were doing is to transfer the images into a folder on your computer, as the camera shot them (don't rotate them first). That way, you haven't altered any data on the card. For now, however, I suggest you format the card in the camera, so you can start with a "clean slate". Good luck.

May 02, 2009 | Olympus Stylus 850SW Digital Camera

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How do I use micro sd card in camera

What is the orange "card" bundled with my camera and how do I use it?
The “card," pictured below as packaged, is the MASD-1 card adapter.
The MASD-1 accepts microSD and microSDHC media, giving owners the option to record to those cards or to xD-Picture Card media, which is Olympus’ preferred format.
To use microSD/SDHC media in the camera, simply insert the card into the adapter and then insert the adapter into the camera's memory card slot.

Mar 19, 2009 | Olympus Stylus 1010 Digital Camera

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Olympus xD-Picture Card "Card Error"

First things first - need to make sure that the card is making proper electrical contact with the camera. Have a look at the contacts at the edge of the card and make sure they are spotlessly clean - even a fingerprint may cause problems.

Also, make sure the contacts in the camera have nothing causing a contact problem, and see if this resolves the issue.

Regards, Andy

Jan 04, 2009 | Olympus Camedia C-740 Ultra Zoom Digital...

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Olympus 2G xd M card with pictures - error message "clean card" or format

Just had the same issue today. The Olympus Helpdesk told me that the fact I had printed one of the picture from the Xd card in directly inserting the card in the printer slot for Xd created the problem....
The guy from the Helpdesk strongly recommended to transfer the pictures from the camera to the computer exclusively using the USB cable of the camera.
In the end I have saved all my 505 pictures in using the Smart Recovery from PC Inspector but why the hell this problem only happens with Xd cards?

Apr 09, 2008 | Olympus Camedia C-350 Digital Camera

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You can add memory to your camera by purchasing an xd memory card.
Compatible cards
xD-Picture Card (16MB – 1GB)
There are two ways to record the pictures you take with this camera.
Recording pictures to the internal memory
• Pictures are recorded to the internal memory, and when the number of storable still
pictures reaches 0, you must connect the camera to a computer to download the
pictures, and then erase the pictures from the internal memory.
Using an xD-Picture Card (optional)
• Pictures are recorded to the card when inserted in the camera. When the card is
full, you download the pictures to a computer, and then either erase the pictures
from the card or use a new card.
• Pictures are not recorded to the internal memory when a card is inserted in the
camera. Pictures in the internal memory can be copied to the card using the
[BACKUP] function.
g“BACKUP Copying pictures in the internal memory to the card” (P.25)
“The card” (P.60)
Number of storable still pictures and recording length of movies
Still pictures
• If you use a non-Olympus card or a card used for another application, such as for
a computer, the message [CARD ERROR] is displayed. To use this card with this
camera, use the [FORMAT] function to format the card.
g“MEMORY FORMAT (FORMAT) Formatting the internal memory/card” (P.24)
Additional shooting tips and information
Increasing the number of pictures that can be taken
Number of storable still pictures
Internal memory Card (128 MB)
SHQ 2816 × 2112 2 25
HQ 2816 × 2112 6 76
SQ1 2048 × 1536 8 108
SQ2 640 × 480 60 726
Remaining recording time
Internal memory Card (128 MB)
HQ 320 × 240 (15 frames/sec.) 32 sec. 6 min. 37 sec.
SQ 160 × 120 (15 frames/sec.) 2 min. 8 sec. 26 min. 28 sec.

Dec 15, 2007 | Olympus FE-170 Digital Camera

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Type and size of media are compatible

The C-7000 Zoom uses the xD Picture card. The compatible sizes are 16 MB, 32 MB, 64 MB, 128 MB, 256 MB, and 512 MB.

Sep 04, 2005 | Olympus C-7000 Zoom Digital Camera

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