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Nikon coolpix L18. Can't put pix on comp. format card

I turned my camera on and it said "format card: yes no." I didn't want to format it yet bc I havent transferred my pix on my comp. All pix delete when you format your sd card.When I said No it said you may turn off your camera. The same thing pops up when I turn it on again.
I plugged my camera into my comp using USB port and turned my camera on. It said "cannot read card." How can I get my pix on my comp first and then format my card?
I have about 100 pics on there including my wedding dress pics! I really dont want to lose these! Plz help!

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  • shelby8875 Jan 15, 2009

    i am having the same problem! How can we fix this??

  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2009

    The same problem with me, did you solve it?

  • flippert03 Jan 20, 2009

    Thats a good idea. I'll have to purchase one of those memory card readers... too bad there isnt a way to do if for free thought. thanks for your help =)

  • Anonymous Jan 20, 2009

    yeah my nikon coolopix l18 is doing the sme thing but i dont want to format it i have really special pix on it and my comp and memory cdard reader will freeze or not recognize itl.

    idk what to do):

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  • girlcow16772 Feb 16, 2009

    We tried using the memory card reader, but the reader also says the disk drive is not formatted. Any other ideas?

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    Same here. It wont let me put pictures on, and I dont want to delete my pictures on my memory card that ARE on there. I have formatted it more than 4 times, and it still keeps popping up.



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I suggest you to remove the card from the camera and use a memory card reader to transfer the pictures to the computer. Note that the memory card should be formatted in the camera. Once the pictures are transferred you can reinsert the memory card to the camera and then format it in the camera.

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