Question about Samsung Digimax A400 Digital Camera
When I take a picture, the camera switches off immediately as if the battery was low, while it is not the case. And when I verify in the memory, there is a message : FILE ERROR (in french ERREUR FICHIER)
That's going to be your memory card.
0. make sure the memory card youre using is good for your camer (i.e., older cameras may not use high density memory cards over 2 or 4GB in size, and will not accept them.)
1. try a different memory card. Your current one may be bad.
2. try to start up or get into "view" mode instead of "take pictures" mode so you can reformat your existing card to fix it. Find your setting for reformatting the memory card and do it.
3. if you cant get into your menu system, format the card on a laptop computer with a memory card reader in it, or a desktop computer using a memory card reader. Use windows explorer to navigate to the new "removable drive" created when you insert your memory card, right click, and choose format. You dont want to format NTFS, you want FAT32 or FAT. NTFS if for computer hard disks, not memory cards (cant read it in the camera afterwards..)
Good luck! Write back if you're still stuck.
4. there's always a chance you have hardware failure on teh camera if none of the above works. what's your warranty? Did you buy it with a gold or platinum credit card? It may extend your 1 year warranty to 2. Check with your credit card company after finding the date you bought it.
Posted on Feb 07, 2009
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