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Message "Card not initialized"

I have been using this camer a since I got it and replaced the original (limited capacity card) with a lager one. I had no problem, took many pisctures, no proble. RecentlyI, whenever I open the the windows, both for viewing precvously taken photos and to view a subject to 'take', I get the message, "card not initialized" and I am not able to use the camers. I have searchrd the manual for anything containing the wors, "initilaize" aaaand I find NOTHING. Please tell me how and where I can find a way to solve the problem. I found this an eay to use camera from the begininning. What is happenong? Thank you in advance for your help. Arlyn Stein

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  • ferretybob Dec 09, 2007

    ERROR CARD NOT INITIALIZED

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  • Clarebear43 Jul 12, 2008

    My experience exactly! Can't initialize new memory card.

  • schoute72 Sep 09, 2008

    I can not send or take photos

    I only get card not initialized



    what can I do????

    ramona

  • Anonymous Sep 09, 2008

    can you help my camera card not initialized

  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2009

    Same, same. HELP!

  • Anonymous Apr 15, 2009

    Same issue, "card not initialized:. Can't seem to fix via camera menu.

    Carrie


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Make sure the camera is in teh taking picture mode...then click the MENU button...scroll all the way down to SET (SET-UP)....click right arrow to select...then scroll down to FORMAT...click the right arrow...it will say, "FORAMT OK? / ERASE ALL DATA" click OK...it will take a few seconds to erase and from there...the "card not initialized" should be gone!

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