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Memeory Stick Error

I have just purchased a 512MB Lexar Memory Stick Pro Duo card for my camera. As soon as I turn on the camera I receive a memory stick error. It is not able to be reformatted as the this same message appears. My 'old' memory card still works perfectly well. I have changed the batteries and tried other solutions previously suggested on this site to no avail. I am not able to return the card to the store as I have lost my receipt and am not sure if this is a camera or memory card issue.

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Good Day, if your old memory stick still works, its memory stick problem, not camera, other thing, if you can borrow anther working memory stick, pls try for further confirmation.

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at requires MagicGate
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