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I have a DiMage A1 and it just started giving can't read card error when placing a card in it. The card is good because I can read it in a card reader. I tried reformatting it. Any ideas?

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  • Ronnie Summerlin
    Ronnie Summerlin Mar 09, 2009

    I did it in the computer after I wasn't able to access it in the camera. I will try doing the low level format on it. The thing is I also have another card (the original that is a 16mb) and it is doing the same thing. So it is happening on 2 different cards that were both working correctly.

  • gartri May 10, 2009

    I just used my camera without any problems about a month ago and now...it displays "no card" when I turn it on & the card is inserted. Card(s) work with card reader & computer.

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You reformated the card in the cam or in card reader? do a format in computer and then do the low level format in cam. that wil help.

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