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New sd memory card 8 gb keep formating

When i install a new SD 8GB memory card the camera keep formating it but doesnt finish it.

is it a fault with camera or it just doesnt support 8gb sd card.I have the same problem. I really hope someone can help us out on this.

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  • Curtis Wilson Feb 26, 2009

    I will try formating it on my computer later today. I have not tried any other SD card than the 8gb.

    Is it possible to get a larger microdrive? Maybe like a 16gb or 32gb? The 4gb microdrive is basically worthless since it will only shoot about 45 minutes of video.


  • Curtis Wilson Feb 27, 2009

    This information has been fantastic. I really appreciate the quick response.


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Try formating the card on your computer and see if the card works, if it does try it again on the camera, if it still doesn't work properly on the camera, try formating it on a diffrent file system with the computer.

If the card still doesn't work It might be too big for the camera? unlikely?

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  • Ekse Feb 26, 2009

    Heres how to format the card on your computer,

    plug it in and open my computer, find the card from the list then right click and select format

    In the format window try diffrent file systems, my camera uses a FAT system, so try formating the card with FAT, FAT32 and NTFS if available. and between formats test it on the camera to see if theres any improvement.

    If the card works perfectly on your computer, then the issue is between the card and the camcorder, possibly too big? but thats unlikely I'll have to check. Or it might be the wrong type.

    does any card wrong on the camcorder? Also please use the add a comment feature to respond to me instead of reposting, which will reject my assistance.

  • Ekse Feb 26, 2009

    Do you have a 1GB, 2GB or 4GB card to test on the player? 1GB is definitely supported. Not completely sure about 2gb or 4gb. have you tried those? the 8GB sd card is bigger than the internal hard drive. so it very well might not be supported.

  • Ekse Feb 26, 2009

    I will check and get back to you soon.

  • Ekse Feb 26, 2009

    A microdrive or a CF+ TYPE II card is supported Atleast up to 8GB. The card needs to be a microdrive or a CF+ TYPE II card. 8GB cards are available and work with the camcorder.

    I would suggest going to a camera shop and testing out a 16GB or 32GB card before purchase and see if it functions (if the store allows you)

    I'll check with JVC about the 16GB and 32GB sizes and get back to you.

  • Ekse Feb 26, 2009

    I've got a reply from JVC support:

    Thank you for contacting JVC Customer Care. I am Jose, your email care specialist. We value you as a JVC customer and appreciate the opportunity to be of assistance.

    I understand that you are inquiring some specifications for your Everio camcorder. We have checked our information,but are unsure if this camcorder will work on Compact Flash cards higher than 4GB since that was the max size made during 2004. We would suggest purchasing a higher size card and inserting it to see if it is able to be picked up by the cam.

    If we can be of further assistance, please let us know at


    JVC Customer Care Center


    Even JVC is unsure.

    So try it out at a store and see if it works or not.

    Let me know if you need anything else.


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