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It means either you need to format the memory card or it has been formatted. A formatted memory card is a term that means to erase all images permanately and wipe the card clean. To format the card, go into the menu and format it there. If you have images on the card and don't want to lose them, download them to your computer first.

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What do error mean

Usually means your OS was not able to complete the formatting of the card. If windows try using a different card formatting program.

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My sd card does not show its property and doesn't format it?

normally when this occurs, its means the SD card is dead and u will need to replace it.

try connecting the sd card into a different computer or another external SD card reader. If it shows up . right click and click format. If it says it cant format it it means the card needs to be replaced.

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Card not initilized? what does this mean?

It means the card has not been formatted, or that the camera doesn't recognise the format, but that might not be the full story. You don't say whether this is a new card or one you used before. I'm going to assume this is a new card (otherwise, it means the card has become corrupted or there is a camera fault).

The first thing to try is formatting the card. There is a function in the camera menus to do this. If it won't format or gives an error when you try, then the card may be incompatible. Formatting deletes anything already on the card.

Maybe it is having trouble with the size of the memory. Memory cards have grown enormously in capacity in the last couple of years, and even relatively new cameras may not be able to cope with the memory size of the newest cards.

If it is a new SD card, then maybe it is actually an SDHC card. "SD" cards larger than about 1GB are usually SDHC cards. SD and SDHC cards fit the same slots, but they are slightly different electrically. Many cameras won't work with SDHC (high capacity) cards. SDHC is not backwards compatible

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When iam opening memory card in nokia 3110c it is saying memory card not formatted operation failed.please guide me what to do

Hi, problem can solved.When a memory card says formatted operation failed,it means the memory has been affected with VIRUSin it,thats why it's not given you access to get into it.
What you will need to do is to format it.

You can use your phone to format the memory card by going to the option of the memory card and click on format memory card.
Also you can use a PC to format the memory card by using a memory card reader. insert the memory card inside the card reader and connect to your PC, click on my computer, you will seethe memory card icon displayed, right click on the mouse for options to come up, and click on format memory card and you done.

Note: When trying to format and it does not format the memory card, that means the VIRUS that affected the memory has damaged it totally, that means you will have to get a replacement memory card.

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A "Protected card" message keeps

To format your card is a method of outputting data in a specific format. You can do that from the digital camera, in the menu look out for the Format option and use it, or you can plug it into a computer (through a card reader) and once it shows up in My Computer, right click on the drive letter and select format.

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My camera says that my memory card needs formatting. What does this mean?

It means that your card is eithre new, and never been formated or it have ben formated in different operating system (mobile phone) or it is damaged and the camera doesnt recognize it correctly.
! after formating all the data on the card will be lost !

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What does "memory card error" mean

It usually means that you are using an SDHC card in a camera that only understands SD cards. SD and SDHC cards fit the same slots, but they are slightly different. Many cameras won't work with the SDHC (high capacity) cards. SDHC is not backwards compatible.

If that isn't the problem, it may mean that your card needs formatting or has become corrupted, which will be fixed by formatting it. Formatting deletes everything on the card.

If that isn't the problem, then there may be a fault with the card or camera.

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It is said in the manal that to format memory card "be sure to use this camera to format memory cards previously used in other devices the first time yhey are inserted into the Coolplix S3000",...

It just means that if you want to use a memory card that is not new and was used in another camera or a computer, you first need to format it in the camera. Also, new cards should be formatted in the camera.

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When i turn my camera on it says "card erro" what does that mean?

This may mean that the camera does not recognise the card because it is of too high a capacity (SDHC cards are not the same as SD cards) or it may mean the card needs formatting (because it is new or has become corrupted). There is a function in the camera menus to format or initialise a memory card.

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"Memory card requires formatting"

This error message means that the card is corrupted or formatted for another digital camera. Turn off the camera. Insert a new card or format the card. CAUTION: Formatting deletes all pictures and videos, including those that are protected. Removing a card during formatting may damage the card.

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