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Turn on camera and message says "This card cannot be used."

My mother has same camera and I take her card (which is exact same brand) out of her camera and put it in my camera and it says same thing, but it of course works in her camera. It actually was working when we first got the camera but it just suddenly stopped working one day.
-Manual says to make sure card connectors are clean. Hows that work?

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  • alijclarke May 23, 2009


    Hello
    I have the same problem. After I used the card in the printer the camera won't accept it anymore. I bought a new card and I get the same message -'This card cannot be used'. Its a Coolpix 5600. Any help wouls be much appreciated.

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On the card there will be skinny metal strips or points. That is how the card connects to the camera. What they're saying is make sure you don't have any grease, or yuk on those strips before inserting it into the camera. 

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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    Rob Feb 19, 2009

    What is the message your getting?

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    Rob Feb 19, 2009

    You say the card works in her camera and not yours? If so, the card was probably formatted in her camera, thus it would not work in yours until you formatted it in your camera (losing all the pictures).
    If it doesn't work in either of your cameras, then try this: check the card. Has it been locked? There is a little switch on the side, one postion is locked and the other is unlocked. Make sure the switch is unlocked. Let me know if I can still help you.

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