Question about Nikon Coolpix S550 10 Megapixel Digital Camera (Cool Blue) with 5x Optical Zoom + Card Reader + Niko
"This card cannot be used" is a message that I get everytime I turn my camera on and I have tried 3 different memory cards, even an empty one, did not make a difference one way or the other, the problem started gradually so it still would shoot sometimes for a while and then now it does not want to shoot at all. The CF.Er message is in the top right hand corner of Control Panel and the other message "This CF card cannot be read" or "This card cannot be used" shows up on the monitor. Sometimes I can still view pictures in the view mode but cannot shoot any new pix in the A or M mode. I do not think its the battery it can still be fully charged and I tried the AC adapter. It does give it more power so it will temporarily load and then suddenly get the 'This card cannot be read' message again with an Err code in the right hand bottow corner of the Control Panel blinking.
SOURCE: Err CF
Observe the connector inside camera, using a flashlight. If there is a bent pin take the camera to service immediately. Don't turn it on any more as we did in one similar case - creating a short circuit that damaged the camera electronics and voided the warranty.
If no visible problems, remove battery and leave it out overnight.
Posted on Jan 16, 2008
SOURCE: CF Card for Coolpix 995
Hi - You can download the manual by clicking the link underlined in blue below:
See page 162:
So it seems that only 128 Mb is officially supported, however elarger cards may be OK but you would need to try, don't forget to format the new card in the camera. You may find a friendly high street shop that will let you try various card to see.
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Posted on Sep 03, 2008
SOURCE: "CF CARD CANNOT BE USED"
If you are not able to find your connecting cable. Well what you can do is you can take out the memory card and fix it into the card reader (you will get a card reader vey cheap anywhere.). and connect it to your comp.
Now your card will work as a flash drive and format the card once.
May be you got a corrupted card. Hope this helps you out.. :))
Posted on Mar 10, 2009
Hello there, for transferring media from the memory card to your computer it is much better to remove the memory card from the camera slot and use a card reader as the operating system of your computer will detect it as new media found and you can easily drag and drop the files you want to utilize and will save battery on your camera as well.
Posted on Jun 24, 2010
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