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Memory stick error

When i switch on my camera, i get a blinking message saying "memory stick error". i did virus scan but problem still continues. if i remove memory stick and place it again , there is no problem. pl help.

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Re: Memory stick error

Your memory card has a virus! try formatting using camera. make it a habit that whenever you reinsert the memory card in your camera format it first before taking shots, this will erase everything including virus!

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I have Sony DSC-S40 camera with MS 1Gb, when i switch it on i have "access" then error message says" Memory stick error" and flashing "C:13:01" and I can't take photoes or...

Hello and Welcome to Fixya!

C:13:01 memory stick error message indicates a Self diagnostic message.In C:13:01 the issue may be with the Internal Memory or with the Memory Stick.

To solve it try the following solutions

Format error with the Internal Memory which can be corrected by formatting the Internal Memory.
If it is issue with memory stick then turning the power off and on again or taking out and inserting the "Memory Stick" several times may help in resolving the issue. Error may be because of Unformatted "Memory Stick" which can be resolved by formatting the Memory Stick in the Camera If it not remove by formatting in the camera then connect it to PC and tried to format it again but either FAT instead of FAT32 which is the regular format and then reinserted the memory stick and formatted it with the camara. Now it will be solved if it still exist then it means Memory Stick is broken or not compatible which can be resolved by inserting a new compatible Memory stick

I hope this solution helps you
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Apr 09, 2011 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S40 Digital Camera

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Hi, when i turn on my DSC-W150, the message "Error formating Memory stick" appears, and do not allow me to take photo. Then another message "C:13:01" blinks just above the first one....

Possible that the memory card has some errors or virus in it. So please remove the card and insert it into the card reader in your PC which must be having a good anti-virus software to remove all the mal-wares in the card and format. Only if there are such viruses will it indicate such an error.
Remove off files- copy to folder, scan and format.

Mar 29, 2011 | Digital Cameras

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Hi I have a sony cyber shot camera when i tried to ON it The memory stick error appears saying " INSERT MEMERY STICK" inspite of memery stick is inserted also i get this error.And when i tried to format it...


The Reinsert Memory Stick error message appears when the inserted Memory Stick is corrupted or not in a correct Format. This issue can be resolved by trying the steps mentioned below:
  • Remove and re-insert the Memory Stick in the Camera.
  • Check if the inserted Memory Stick is compatible with the Camera.
  • Format the Memory Stick in the Camera. Do not Format the Memory Stick in the Computer, as this will damage the Memory Stick being used in the Camera. The Camera will not detect the Memory Stick again, if it is formatted in the Camera.
  • Clean the terminals of the Memory Stick by using a soft dry cloth.
  • Remove the Memory Stick from the Camera and check if the Internal Memory is working fine.

You may also try power resetting the Camera. Power resetting can be done by removing the batteries from the Camera and then press and hold the POWER BUTTON of the Camera for 15 seconds and then reinsert the batteries after 1 minute.

If the issue persists, service may be required.




Oct 21, 2010 | Sony Digital Cameras

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Reinsert memory stick --- I have removed battery and memory stick with no result. Help

Sony says:
Article ID : 101488 (modified 10/29/2009 03:18:00) Question: A warning message appears on the LCD screen when a Memory Stick is inserted into the camera. Answer: The following could be possible causes for the error message to appear:
  1. Verify that the Memory Stick is inserted correctly.
  2. The inserted Memory Stick cannot be used in the camera. Refer to the related link below for compatible Memory Stick.
  3. The Memory Stick is damaged.
  4. The terminal section of the Memory Stick is dirty.

Jan 02, 2010 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W180 Digital Camera

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Memory stick error when camera is turned on

How about download the user manual from this link

and then, please read page 106 and follow the sugestions they have relative to your memory error.

Are you using the correct memory type recommended for your camera?

Did you insert the memory stick in correctely?

Is the metal part of the memory stick and the camera clean?

Did you accidently recorded video for a long time on the memory stick. The memory stick may be full.

Did you unlock the memory stick if it has one?

GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jun 27, 2009 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-V1 Digital Camera

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Memory Stick Error

take wet cotton swab of alchohol and clean the terminals of memory stick.

Aug 06, 2008 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 Digital Camera

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Sony memory stick pro duo

Well alot of the time there is a issue with the formating that the camera does on the stick and also when formating it on the computer it formats it another way as well. some in FAT and some in FAT32 this is ushally a error for the most part I would definatly plug your duo stick into a card reader and then go to my computer and the find the drive that the stick is in and right click on it and go to properties and do a error check on the stick to make sure that there is no errors. and if you can defragment after the scan then by all means do it and then format the card and try it and hopefully it will work out to your advantage.

*note this problem seems to only happen with the non branded duo sticks not the sony branded ones.*

Aug 02, 2008 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S500 Digital Camera

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Problem with a memory stick

You need to format the memory card within the camera, else you will receive this error.

Apr 02, 2008 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S500 Digital Camera

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Format Error in Sony Cybershot

i think this problem arises when you fail to regularly format the card ie. take lots of pictures and delete some and repeat the process over and over instead of downloading every session and formatting the card causing coruption. Also if you've bought pro duo memory stick off ebay poss. its a very good forgery (again i've been caught out by this).

Nov 05, 2007 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera

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