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I JUST BUGHT AN 8 GB MEMORY CARD FOR MY A540 CANON CAMERA AND ITS TELLING ME 'MEMORY CARD ERROR' CAN YOU TELL ME WHY? FROM WHERE I BOUGHT IT HE TOLD ME THAT IT WILL FIT OK. OR DO I HAVE TO DO SOMETGHING FIRST?

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    I bought a 4GB yesterday, and am getting the same message. I asked Radio Shack where I bought the SD memory card, and they said NO PROBLEM!!! Yikes, tossed receipt.

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8 GB is more than your A540 can handle. You can check with Canon, but I'm pretty sure that the max that your camera will understand is 2GB. Additionally, your 8GB card is most assuredly an SDHC card and not a standard SD card. Your A540 also does not understand SDHC format. The max card that you should buy for that model camera would be a 2GB standard SD card. These are very inexpensive these days and run about $6, shipping included:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias%3Delectronics&field-keywords=2gb+sd+card

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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hey first look out for the write prevention loack switch it is normally located on the side of the card , otherwise also see if ur camera supports 8 gb card or not bcoz cameras does not support all capacity cards they do have limitations they are not future proof , pls use the specified card type only

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