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Memory Stick Error

I have had this camera for nearly two years now. Recently when i started turning on my camera, a message "Memory Stick Error" pops up and will not allow for any pics to be taken or viewed. I know the memory is not full because it stores way more than 200 pics. What can I do to fix this problem? Is it the camera or the card? because I do not want to spend money on a new card if it will cause me the same problems. I tried experimenting by putting in a new card with less space, and for awhile it seemed to work, then the same message would appearm making it seem as though its the camera. Its frustrating because its hto or miss...sometimes it works just fine, other times the error appears. It seems as though when a special moment is occuring, thats when the error appears. Please help, I dont feel like having to get a new camera after only owning mine for less than two years seems fair.

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Re: Memory Stick Error

Memory connector in camera may have loose or corroded pins ( memory card will not seat ) ; consider replacing connector - if cleaning and resetting connector pins does not help ;

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The System Error message displays when the files on the recording media have been copied or deleted repeatedly on a computer. Backup the files on your computer, then format the recording media in the camera to resolve this issue.
Formatting the Memory will erase all the data stored in the Memory Stick.
If the error message displays after formatting the Memory Stick, then try using a different Memory Stick media. Once the Memory Stick is inserted, perform manual power reset of the Camera.
To reset the Camera, turn off the Camera and remove the battery pack.
Then, allow the Camera to remain without power for 30 seconds.
Later, re-insert the Battery pack in the Camera to resolve the issue.

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Internal memory formatting error to sony DSC-T2 camera error c:13:01


In DSCT2 Camera, the C:13:01 error message indicates a Self diagnostic message. This message can be clearly identified by the help of a Sony Authorized service technician. Each of these codes indicates the symptoms and resolutions of the Camera. In C:13:01, the issue is with the Internal Memory or with the Memory Stick.

The Symptoms are:

1. Format error with the Internal Memory which can be corrected by formatting the Internal Memory.

2. Unformatted "Memory Stick Duo" which can be resolved by formatting the MS in the Camera.

3. "Memory Stick Duo" is broken or not compatible which can be resolved by inserting a new compatible MS.

4. There may be an issue with the Hardware part also, which can be resolved by the technicians.

Try turning the power off and on again, or taking out and inserting the "Memory Stick Duo" several times may also help in resolving the issue.


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Buy a new card for the rest of the vacation, the new Sony cards come with free recovery software that may help recover the images on the old card?

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The Error message C:13:XX indicates that the Camera cannot read or write data on the Memory Stick or an unformatted Memory Stick is inserted in the Camera or the inserted Memory Stick cannot be used with your Camera or the data is damaged.

1. Try reinserting the Memory Stick several times.

2. Format the Memory Stick in the Camera.

*Formatting a Memory Stick will delete all the data saved in the Memory Stick.

Insert the Memory Stick in the Camera, Turn ON the Camera. Press MENU -> Memory Stick Tool -> Format -> OK.

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3. Try with different Memory Stick.

Good Luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I have had my camera for about 4-5 years. It has worked great. lately it has started to act weird. when I turn it on the screen says access and wont let me take a picture. then after a few minutes the...

Go to camera Menu and select Initialize, OK.
Camera will turn on itself, if problem still exist, tap camera gently and turn On again to solve lens access problem.
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How about download the user manual from this link

and then, please read page 106 and follow the sugestions they have relative to your memory error.

Are you using the correct memory type recommended for your camera?

Did you insert the memory stick in correctely?

Is the metal part of the memory stick and the camera clean?

Did you accidently recorded video for a long time on the memory stick. The memory stick may be full.

Did you unlock the memory stick if it has one?

GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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This is a crazy fix but I can assure you it works, turn the camera off and hit it and then turn the camera back on, I had the problem and heard the fix and tried it as I had nothing to loose the camera was not working anyways an it fixed it error cleared.
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Have you tried re-formatting the cards? If you can't with the camera you should be able to with a card reader. It's probably the camera, unfortunately, but this is worth a shot...

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