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Camera won't format media

I purchased a Konica Minolta Dimage A200 and didn't recognize the media initially, but after a reset, it says it is formatting the card, but nothing happens. The screen says it is formatting, but the hour glass does not change and the progress bar doesn't move, but the red light on the camera flashes.

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  • Esther Corbin Jul 09, 2007

    I have formatted the original CF card on the computer and purchased a new card, same issue.
    I think it is a software issue with the camera, but don't know how to proceed.



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Here is the link to the user manual if you need it; First thing to try is cleaning the electrical contacts on the card, gently with a soft dry cotton cloth. Check page 138 of the manual for instructions to reset to factory default settings - also worth trying. Have you tried formatting the card on a PC instead of the camera? What type of card are you using? The camera is compatible directly with CF cards and Microdrives, and with an adaptor can use SD and MMC cards. Possible problems are generally different for each type of card. That said, if the card will not format on a pc, then unless it is somehow password protected or write protected (depends on card type), the fault must lie with the card. Only way to be absolutely sure is to try a new card in the camera, if that also doesn't format then there is a more serious problem. From what you have described so far, it sounds as if you have a CF card, and it is faulty - these cards do have a tendency to do this. Please post back with some more details so I can be more certain. Hope this helps :)

Posted on Jul 09, 2007

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  • Nigel Ridehalgh
    Nigel Ridehalgh Jul 09, 2007

    ps if it is a CF card, forget the cleaning the contacts part - you can't

  • Nigel Ridehalgh
    Nigel Ridehalgh Jul 10, 2007

    Next thing to try is updating the firmware for the camera;

    The 1.01 upgrade supports CF cards larger than 4MB - could this have been the problem?

    Hope this is it :)

  • Nigel Ridehalgh
    Nigel Ridehalgh Jul 10, 2007

    ps - the instructions for updating are on the same link, next page depending on operating system.




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