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Need to format card on cannon power shot, formate is grayed out

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  • Jean Shore Apr 20, 2013

    It will not let go into the format, it skipped that & goes to the next

  • Jean Shore Apr 20, 2013

    Wondering if a new card would solve the problem

  • kakima Apr 20, 2013

    It might and it might not. I repeat: what model Canon Powershot camera? What type and capacity memory card?

  • Jean Shore Apr 21, 2013

    Got a new card, solved the problem, will format now when I download the pics to the computer. Thank you so much for your help.

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What model Canon Powershot camera? What type and capacity memory card?

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  • Jean Shore Apr 20, 2013

    Canon PowerShot ELPH100HS, 4 SDHC memory card, probably took 2500 or more pics with this camera, 1st time that I have had a problem

  • kakima Apr 21, 2013

    When was the last time you successfully formatted the card? If you've been taking pictures, deleting some, taking some more, and so on, it could lead to problems just like this. Go ahead and try another card. If that works, try to remember to format it each time you transfer your pics to your computer instead of deleting them.

  • Jean Shore Apr 21, 2013

    Thanks so much for your help - got new card everything is fine. I will remember to format it each time I transfer pics to computer.

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Did you get an SDHC card? The SDHC protocol was developed after the SD600 came out, and the SD600 is not compatible with it. Use SD cards with a maximum of 2GB storage capacity.

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SOURCE: Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T5 "C:13:01 Format Error"

I had the same problem, you can solve this by:
1. Push the card multiple times in/out the slot or
2. Use a little bit of contact spray on a small piece of tissue, rap this in the length around the memory card just 1 time. Be carefull not to make it to thick that it get stuck in the slot. Then push the card multiple times in/out the slot or
3. Cut a small strip of waterproof sanding paper (grain: 400 or more - the surface feels just like paper, and is just a thin as paper) just as wide as the card or slot. Cut a strip of plastic (eg.old credit card) also just as wide as the card or slot. Rap the sanding paper in the length of the strip and insert this in and out the slot. But!! ... make sure you stay at the upper side of the contacts, don't worry just do it carefully, don't use force and sand the contacts a couple of times. This way work for me, finally!!

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The largest SD card you can use in your Samsung NV10 is 2GB. thats why once you insert the 8GB sd card its shows card error or need to fromat.

FYI. for every digital camera there's a compatible memory card and you can see from the box or manual and Its writen SD or SDHC.

goodlukc and thank you

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Testimonial: "Thanks, I didn't know that! Now I'm just annoyed at the store who sold me the 8GB memory card. Guess I'll have to save that one for later."

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