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Format error when i turn the camera on i get a format error flashing with a C:13:01...I beklieve this is a memory stick problem I know camera probably needs cleaning is it possible to do this without having to send it out...what is going on???? deb

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Re: format error

Try another memory stick - either a friends or take it to a store- if the camera is OK buy another stick If not - buy another camera or contact Sony for a repair/replacement estimate

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I have Sony DSC-S40 camera with MS 1Gb, when i switch it on i have "access" then error message says" Memory stick error" and flashing "C:13:01" and I can't take photoes or...

Hello and Welcome to Fixya!

C:13:01 memory stick error message indicates a Self diagnostic message.In C:13:01 the issue may be with the Internal Memory or with the Memory Stick.

To solve it try the following solutions

Format error with the Internal Memory which can be corrected by formatting the Internal Memory.
If it is issue with memory stick then turning the power off and on again or taking out and inserting the "Memory Stick" several times may help in resolving the issue. Error may be because of Unformatted "Memory Stick" which can be resolved by formatting the Memory Stick in the Camera If it not remove by formatting in the camera then connect it to PC and tried to format it again but either FAT instead of FAT32 which is the regular format and then reinserted the memory stick and formatted it with the camara. Now it will be solved if it still exist then it means Memory Stick is broken or not compatible which can be resolved by inserting a new compatible Memory stick

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Try using a card reader and a computer to recover the files inside the card, saving them on the computer.
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I see the same type of reports on the internet for just about all types of Sony cameras.

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You will have to check the User's Manual to see how to do this.

Next try a new (or different) memory stick and see if you get the same bad result.

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Sony will probably want about $200 to fix the problem.

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Have you tried re-formatting the cards? If you can't with the camera you should be able to with a card reader. It's probably the camera, unfortunately, but this is worth a shot...

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