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Canon G9 says "No Memory Card" even with a brand new memory card

Recently dumped images off of 2 PNY 2G cards and reinserted them to format. Camera is not recognizing the cards as being inserted at all. Have taken battery out and reinserted, even tried a brand new Sandisk memory card. Its still says, "No Memory Card."

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SOURCE: no memory card error on canon powershot a400

Maybe you have to format the card before the camera recognizes it

Posted on Jan 13, 2008

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SOURCE: memory card error after inserting SDHC card on powershot A620

the a 620 only goes up to 2 gb no higher

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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SOURCE: I put a brand new SanDisk SDHC 4 GB memory card in

I also own an A620, but unfortunately I also learned the hard way that SDHC cards are not compatible with this camera. The A620 was designed before the newer SDHC format came out, thus although they look exactly the same, your camera will never work with these cards. Your camera uses standard SD cards (2GB or less). There are some standard 4GB SD cards, but they are very rare these days, and costly.

Posted on Aug 06, 2009

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SOURCE: When I inserted the new memory card (SanDisk Ultra

Some cameras cannot handle over 2GB memory cards. If it works fine with 2GB card - stick to that. If some other A620 you know operates with 4GB card, take yours to repairs.

Posted on Oct 24, 2009

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SOURCE: Loaded new memory card, and screen reads memory

I'm guessing you bought a new 4GB SDHC card. Although it looks exactly the same as a standard SD card, the format the card uses is very different. If your camera is more than a few couple years old, it's likely it was designed before the SDHC format came out. Sorry, but a SDHC card will not work with older cameras.
For older cameras, you'll need to use standard SD cards (usually those 2GB or less). But if you really want to use a 4GB card, do a Google search for 4GB SD "non HC", with the non HC in quotes. Believe Transcend makes one.

Posted on Dec 25, 2009

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SOURCE: will my canon ixus 60 take a 16gb memory card

Yes. The IXUS 60 was designed to work with SD cards. Cards larger than 2GB are actually SDHC (the HC stands for High Capacity) and will not work in this camera.

Posted on Jul 12, 2010

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Dear jk_cibergirl:

It is likely that some type of corruption has happened to your memory card. Try reformatting the card in your camera to correct any problems. If that works then you should be fine to take more pictures from this point. If not, you may need to get another memory card. Check your memory card manufacturer for warranty information.

Just a few tips to help you avoid this problem in the future:

1. Even though your computer can format a memory card, do
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to data corruption.

2. Always format the memory card in the camera it will be
used in after each downloading session AND even when
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3. Do not share cards among cameras - even if they use the
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Consider your memory card to be camera specific.

4. Do not place your camera close to strong magnetic fields
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5. Lastly, even though your camera has a single image erase
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Hope this helps.

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