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Memory stick error

When I turn the camera on I get a memory stick error, it beeps for about 5 seconds and will not let me take pics or video. The memory stick icon flashes and flashes C:13:01 on the screen along with "Memory stick error". ????????????????????????????????????????????

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    Exactly the same problem .... when I turn the camera on I get a memory stick error, it beeps for about 5 seconds and will not let me take pics or video. The memory stick icon flashes and flashes C:13:01 on the screen along with "Memory stick error".



    I have put two memory sticks and the same error but the one that came with the camera works fine

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Try using another memory stick, or insert a confirmed good memory stick, if OK, the memory stick is defective, if the same error, try pressing reset at the back of camera, a small hole beside the the DC jack. if OK, then fine, if still the same, camera needs repair. thanks

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Put papers shims ( from newspaper folded 2 or 3 times) when inserting memory card. usually theres no connection between card and camera( there needle like connectors inside that might not touch the card ) like 10 of them. works on my p73

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The memory stick was working good...now appearst that error message and i dont want to lose any of my pics

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SOURCE: Memory stick error

Did you format the stick using the camera
if not then try that there seems to be a
problem when formatting with reader

Posted on Nov 19, 2007

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