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S400 memory card error. Turn on camera - display "NO IMAGE MEMORY CARD ERROR". Can not take pictures, can not display pictures. Have several memory cards - same message, different cards. If the camera can be fixed who can and where should it be sent.

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  • janetthrams Feb 28, 2009

    When we turn the camera on it shows no image on flash card and when we turn the camera on to camera it shows memory card error.



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The internal BIOS battery has run down and is causing this error. Don't attempt to fix this yourself. Canon will fix this for you for free, with free shipping, regardless of your camera's warranty status. See and print out the following advisory:

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=223&modelid=8777&keycode=2112&id=27465

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