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Memory card error

When i turn the camera /on I get this error. What do I do to correct and continue taking pictures

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Here are some troubleshooting steps for this problem. And here is a video summary of these steps:

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Try using USB SD-card reader to access the files. If it fails, you need a new card.

Otherwise, try formatting the card, and test it by filling it up with test videos and test images.

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Try reading the card independent of a camera i.e. on a computer or a photo kiosk to determine if the card is readable damaged

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There is a little slide switch on the side of the memory card. Good luck!

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Sounds like the camera does not support SDHC. Check manual to see if this camera supports high capacity SD cards.

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Remove the memory card from the camera. Note that there is a small slide switch on one of the long edges of the card. Slide the switch to unlock or lock the card.

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I had this camera for a couple months and it currently contains a 16gb memory card with a few pictures on there. my camera is a vivicam f536 and when i start it up an i fix this?it says storage error and...

did you try taking the memory card out of the camera and putting it directly into your PC to download the pictures?

The other problem could be, is that the memory card was never formatted correctly. Once you get the pictures off, if possible, reinsert the memory card into your camera, and search thru the menu for formatting the memory card. I do believe that could solve your problem.

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I have a finepix S602Z and when i turn it on it comes up as card error this happens on different cards any ideas on how to correct this please

I suggest you take the batteries out and wait two minutes and reinsert them. Making sure that they are inserted correctly. If this doesn't work, try replacing the batteries with new ones.

If you formatted the memory card using your computer, or deleted images using your computer, you now need to Format the card with the CAMERA. One of the camera menus will have a Format command.
This is what has to say about the Card Error:

When you recieve a "Card Error" or "Card Not Initialized" message, this indicates that your memory may be temporarily corrupted. This can be due to not formatting your memory card on a consistent basis. Most consumers will use the "delete all" feature and continue to take pictures. By doing this, the file format of the card may become unstable.

We recommend formatting your memory card in your camera after saving the images from your previous shooting session. Once a memory card is formatted, the images will not be recoverable.

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My camera won't let me take any pictures or look at them. Everytime I turn it on it says memory card error, card locked. i've tried moving the locked switch on the side of the card up and down but that...

Okay I think there is a sequence of errors that have happened.
According to my specification of your camera it works with an XD Picture Card NOT an SD card.
First I'm going to assume you put a new memory card in your camera to take the pictures of your "Art GCSE" If this is so then the card needed formatted to the camera (your camera manual may call this initializing) and you have inserted the correct card type. Also the maximum size of the XD card that can be used in your camera is a 512MB. Again if this was the case the camera wouldn't "see" the memory card. I'm sure the camera would have malfunctioned before you started taking your project pictures given warnings or shut down. Can you turn on the camera and see your pictures in the "Play Back" mode? Are you sure you have listed the correct camera make and model. It sounds to me as if we are talking two different cameras here because the XD Memory Card doesn't have a lock the SD memory card does The SD memory card doesn't fit in your Fuji FinePix A350 camera Also the camera you have listed here doesn't have an internal memory it has to work with a memory card Just below here is a link to a PDF Manual
Manual link in PDF format

Can you put the memory card that you feel has the pictures on it and use the camera Play Back mode and see pictures?

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My sony dsc-w100 digital camera says format error and hangs on. what shall i do??

Take out memory card from camera, turn it On and check does it show format error?
If yes, press Home, Memory option and format internal memory.
If camera does not show format error then put back memory card in and press Home, Memory card option and format it.
This will delete all files/ data and will refresh memory card, take some pictures and check.
If after formatting, still format error exist, put new memory card.

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When i turn the camera saids memory card requires formatting. then continues to say formatting will delete everything on memory card. i press continue and nothing happens. goes back to say memory...

Use a computer with memory card reader, and read the card using a computer.

If the computer says the same and does not read the card, then the pictures inside the card are usually lost.

If computer instead does read the card, then transfer all picture on computer using the memory card reader, and format the card using complete formatting.

If you need to use the camera tonight, then buy a spare memory card.
If the camera returns same error on different card, then you may have a faulty memory card slot, but that is quite uncommon.


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Memory Card Error

Memory cards can often become corrupt or even fail without warning due to any multitude of reasons. For example, if your camera was to shut down whilst writing to the card it could corrupt the data on it. Ideally, this shouldnt happen but a defective battery or even aftermarket batteries may fail to alert the camera of its low state and then results in sudden loss of data. Also, it is important that any new cards purchased for a camera are formatted in the camera when first inserted. If your card has become corrupt, it may pay to invest in a qaulity brand memory card reader like Sandisk or Lexar as they often come with image recovery software which will aid you in retreiving images, providing you havent taken new pictures over the top of the old ones of course. Any good photo or computer store should be able to point you in the right direction. If the card in question continues to give you trouble, it may be time to invest in a new good qaulity card. Losing images for the sake of a few dollars savings on a cheap card is not really worth it. Regards...

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Memory card error

Take the card out of the camera, and re-insert it. See if you get the same error. If so, it has likely been corrupted. Reformatting it may correct the error, but you will lose whatever was on it, unfortunately.

(Also, if you have another reader, like what most PC's have on the front of them, give it a shot - there's a chance it's the camera, and not the card.


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When i try to ytyake a picture an error message appears memory card error

Is that exact what it says? I need more information. What kind of camera is it? I'll try to help with the little information I have:

I think your memory card is full and needs to be formatted. Select 'Menu' and look for the 'Format' option and select it. Before you select 'Yes' make sure you save any pictures that you might want to keep onto your computer. Because once the memory card is formatted you won't be able retrieve the pictures. It should ask you before formatting your memory card. While it's formatting make sure to keep the camera steady (if it's an older camera the slightest bump could disrupt the formatting process). This should take no more that a minute or two. When it's complete your memory card will be completely wiped clean. You'll now be able to take pictures. If the message appears again repeat the same process.

Note: When you 'Delete' a picture it doesn't completely leave your memory card. It will continue to take up space until you format your card.

I suggest formatting your memory card often (or you might miss out on a perfect photo opportunity and have to delete pictures you haven't put on your computer yet).

I hope this helped,


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Can no longer find pictures on media card after using Continuous mode

Here is what I would do...

I am assuming that you are using an external memory card reader that plugs into USB and that you are only seeing a portion of what the card contains.

Plug the camera directly into your USB port using the USB cable that came with your camera. (Or one like it. Whatever. :P) See if Windows is able to see the images that way instead of using your memory card reader.

If you are able to see the images that way, back the images up onto your computer from the camera.

Use the camera itself to format the card. Make sure to do a "LOW LEVEL FORMAT" when you do.

Take the following into account:
  • You may have formatted the card in Windows. Sometimes this may cause read/write errors in the file system on the memory card when being used in the camera.
  • Use a HIGH-SPEED memory card when using continuous shooting mode as the memory card you're currently using may not be able to keep up with the average write speed that it requires. This camera is very capable of writing at high speeds. The memory card may not be.
Please let me know what comes of this solution as I myself am curious.


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If memory card is full, just try to delete one picture and try to take a picture and check if it will be saved in the memory card.

There is a Delete All option.

Or if you want to, you may format the memory card and the pictures will be deleted.

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