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Can't format 4G card for use in my Canon ZR85

I bought a 4G card for my Canon ZR85, in order to record longer video, but it will not format the card and keeps saying card error.

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  • Anonymous Feb 28, 2009

    Same problem, only I have an 8G card

  • tommy77 Mar 02, 2009

    I have the same problem I just bought the pny optima SD HC 8GB card and it will not format. "Card Error". It's not the lock. Help PLEASE.

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The ZR85 does not support any memory card larger than 512 mb.
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What kind of card do you have? Your camera only takes SD cards or MMC cards. The amount of GB doesn't matter. I prefer the SD card.
Make sure you have the switch in the unlocked postion. If the card is locked, you won't be able to do anything with it. And, no offense, but everybody makes mistakes...make sure you have it installed correctly!
Let me know if that fixes you're problem. It should work. If I you need anything further, let me know in a comment. If my solution works for you, don't forget to rate it a fixya, and thanks for coming to FixYa.

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Posted on Feb 24, 2009

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