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LCD says "firmware update program" when battery is inserted..

It also says "update file cannot be found. Please check the memory card and reload the battery and try again."
It shows up when I insert the battery, even when the camera is off. It wont let me go to menus or anything. 
The memory card I am using is one I used in my older Rebel Xt and is a Lexar Professional CF  
I JUST took it out of the box like this, is there an easy way to fix this or do I need to send it back?

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You probably put a firmware update on the memory card for your old Xt.  You need to open the memory card on your computer and delete the old firmware update.

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