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'Format Error' I've got a S780 and when I put my memory stick duo in an error message reading 'Format Error' appears, any ideas?

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Seems memory stick has some file error and camera firmware sense it.
Please format memory stick by going in to camera Menu, Format, OK.

Posted on Feb 03, 2009

  • Rafibaby2000 Aug 28, 2011

    My memory stick is saying "file error" and I tried going in to the camera menu, clicking format, and ok, however, the option is to erase everything on the memory stick. I would like to recover the pictures that show file error. Are there any options in order to correct the error and get the pictures back?

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