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Screen reading memory card not initialized

I bought a new memory card for the camera -- an Olympus XD M2GB. When I turned on the camera after putting in the new card, the screen read "card not initialized" and won't take photos. It's the ve of my sister's wedding and I want to take lots of photos - help please! Many thanks. Kristina Screen is reading memory card not initialized, so can't take any pictures but can view pictures on memory card via digital picture frame, or connecting camera directly to laptop. Please help asap i have a memory chip in the camera and everytime i turn the camera on it uses the internal memory to save the pictures. the chip is like empty only one picture and its almost brand new.. whaat the heckk?

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