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Card Format When I start up my camera, I get an error message saying "card has wrong format - press OK to format card", but when I press OK, I get another message saying "unable to format".

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Re: Card Format

The card may have become corrupt, try carefully cleaning the contacts with a pencil eraser and try again,or try formatting it using a card reader, but you may have to replace the card.

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look at all your drives you should have like c, d , e, f, g, h, select the last drive and see if it finds your card if so try formatting it through the computer, whatever you do dont select c or d to format. if problem persists buy a new SD. I find good deals on ebay or Walmart.

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Need help formatting PLEASEE!!!!



This is Vikram Kumar Thumu from India-Hyderabad. I have seen your message on the issue related to the Error message stating that Wrong Format. I would like to provide my suggestions on the issue.  I hope that this should work and will resolve the issue for  you.



If this is exact error message then try :


"CARD HAS WRONG FORMAT. Press OK to format card. " 


Possible cause is : The memory card is formatted for a different device such as an MP3 player.


Solution : Reformat the memory card (remove the card from the camera if you do not want it to be reformatted).


I hope that this should resolve the issue.


If the issue still persists then you can take help of HP Chat Support.


For your convienience, I'll provide the link for you.


Hmm, this is the link to visit HP chat Support for  your Camera


link is :

Open the link and fill the information and this will get to the HP Chat support and I am sure that this will resolve the issue for you.



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