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SD Card error

What does this mean? It comes up every time I turn on my camera. I checked the card and it is inserted properly. I can't find anything in the manual about 'SC card error'. Can you help? Thanks.

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  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    I put a new SD card in my camera, turn the camera on and the screen reads 'card error.' What kind of error does this mean and what can I do about it?



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Hi, Since the SC card is properly inserted, then it is possible that you have to format the memory card. Go to the camera's utilities/menu and look for the format function. Perform format operation on the card. Hopefully this should revive/restore the card to an operational status. This of course would erase all data/photos inside the memory card. Good luck and kind regards.

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  2. The memory card is not formatted, or
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  2. Insert the SD card into the slot as shown inside the camera’s battery compartment. The SD card can only be inserted one way.
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