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Out of memory

I have a Nikon coolpix 4200 that has a 256mb. The card "contains no images", but the camera displays "out of memory". Do I need to replace the memory card?

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Re: Out of memory

Try Reformatting the card in the camera . Then come back

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check to see if your card is compatible with your camera.

the card maybe corrupt or may need formatting, try that after you back your pictures, movies up.

if the SD card was bought on auction site, may be a counterfeit. (the legit cards have serial numbers on them)

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