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Camera says "memory card full" and there is nothing on the card.

I got my camera today and charged the battery all the way and put everything in the camera. I did a test movie just to experiment with it and took a 15 second video, and then deleted it, and now it says the memory card is full. but it's not! I don't understand. Please help! Thanks

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Re: Camera says "memory card full" and there is nothing...

Go into the camera's system menu and look for "format card" doing this will enable the camera to utilize the memory card. let me know if this helps, if not there are other things we can try.

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Re: Camera says "memory card full" and there is nothing...

Might not solve current problem but get at least a gig or 2 memory, card with camera is too small 32m to mess with. always reset card in case of problems

Posted on Aug 06, 2007

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