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Memory stick Just bought a new Pro Duo 512mb memory stick for my P71 and all I get is a Memory Stick Error. Any Ideas Thanks Tim

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Does your camera works fine with the previous memory card?

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Camera keeps telling me to reinsert the memory card. I've tried to new cards. When I put the memory card I was replacing because it is full, it goes back into the camera just fine.

As a last resort you could copy the full card to a computer and then delete the pictures on the card and use that again.

Here is the error list from the camera manual.
This is all I can suggest from here.

"Reinsert the Memory Stick Error"

Insert the "Memory Stick Duo" correctly.

The inserted "Memory Stick Duo"cannot be used in your camera
(See below).

The "Memory Stick Duo" is damaged.

The terminal section of the "Memory Stick Duo" is dirty

Compatible cards.
Memory Stick Duo (without MagicGate)
Memory Stick Duo (with MagicGate) *1 *2
MagicGate Memory Stick Duo *1
Memory Stick PRO Duo *1 *2
NOT compatible
Memory Stick (without MagicGate)
Memory Stick (with MagicGate)
MagicGate Memory Stick
Memory Stick PRO

Some Memory Stick Duo have a write protect switch on the back.
You cannot record, edit or delete images if you
slide the write-protect switch to LOCK with a
fine-tipped object

"Memory Stick Duo", "MagicGate Memory
Stick Duo" and "Memory Stick PRO Duo" are
equipped with MagicGate functions.
MagicGate is copyright protection technology
that uses encryption technology. Data
recording/playback th
at requires MagicGate
functions cannot be performed with this

Supports high-speed data transfer using a
parallel interface.

Oct 12, 2014 | Sony Cybershot S650 Digital Camera

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When you turn on the camera, message Memory stick error appears. Camera works fine with internal memory but not when using sony memory stick PRO DUO

Try to format memory stick through camera menu to solve this problem and if camera wont allow to format then try/ replace memory stick as this PRO DUO could be defective.
If another memory stick gives same problem then memory stick slot connectors could be bad and visual check by local camera repair shop is required.

Feb 27, 2011 | Sony Digital Cameras

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Getting an error code c:13:01 on my sony t900 camera

“Memory Stick Duo” is unformatted.
“Memory Stick Duo” is broken.
“Memory Stick Duo” type error
The camera cannot read or write data
on the “Memory Stick Duo”.

Format the “Memory Stick Duo”.
Replace a new “Memory Stick Duo”.
Insert a supported “Memory Stick Duo”.

All above are solution for your quiry

Jan 21, 2010 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T900 Digital Camera

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Have Sony CyberShot DSC-F707 Sony Memory Stick Duo Adaptor and Sony Memory Stick Pro Duo 4gb When installed get C:1301 error


In DSCT1 Camera, the C:13:01 error message indicates a Self diagnostic message. Each of these codes indicates the symptoms and resolutions of the Camera. In C:13:01, the issue is with the Memory Stick being used in the Camera.

The Symptoms are:

Memory Stick Pro Duo 4GB is not compatible with the DSCF707 Camera. Maximum capacity supported by the Camera is up to 128MB. Please try using a MS with 128 MB and check if it works. A dedicated adapter (MSAC-M2) must be attached to use Memory Stick Duo or MagicGate Memory Stick Duo media.




Dec 24, 2009 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T1 Digital Camera

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Error C 13 01 when insert Memory Stick Pro Duo with adapter -- which does fit.

    This error code is for Memory Stick. the Countermeasure are :
Format the “Memory Stick” or internal

“Memory Stick” or internal memory is

Thanks for using fixya.

May 24, 2009 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S70 Digital Camera

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Memory stick error

The Mavica MVC-FD100 has spec for the std. memory stick and does not allow use of the newer Pro-Duo memory stick. Buy an old used std. memory stick on ebay to fix your problem.

Apr 06, 2009 | Sony Mavica MVC-FD100 Digital Camera

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Format error

If Duo Pro got hardware problem, then it can not be fixed and you can't retieve data on it. Regarding new memory stick, camera will check it and let you know about format it or not.

Jul 31, 2008 | Digital Cameras

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Does your camera works fine with the previous memory card?

Sep 03, 2007 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P71 Digital Camera

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File error

I was having the same problem with my 4GB memory stick pro duo, when i took more than 50 pictures with my camera (dsc-w90) i would get the blue screen with the file error message. I'm guessing you bought the memory stick on ebay right? I bought mines there and it turns out it's a fake one. If you also bought it there then you most likely have a fake memory stick because I found out that most of the memory sticks sold on ebay are fake, to help you figure out if you have a fake one or not check out this guide or google fake memory stick pro duo.

Dec 25, 2006 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera

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Memory stick problem

I had this same problem and the procedure it the following : IF YOU WANT TO SEE YOUR PICTURES, DOWNLOAD "PhotoRescue" INSERT YOUR MEMORY STICK CARD IN YOUR CAMERA, RUN THE SETUP1 AND FORMAT IT. Good luck

Sep 12, 2005 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-F707 Digital Camera

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