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I have a nikon coolpix s4. I have used a Kodak sd 256mb memory card for years which has worked fine. I am going on a trip and wanted more memory and got a 4gb memory card. When I insert the card into the camera it reads "this card cannot be used." Why can't I use the card?

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The S4 uses SD cards. Your 4GB card is actually an SDHC card and thus will not work in the S4. You will need to stay with cards 2GB and smaller.

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This may be easier than you think.<grin>
SD cards can become accidentally locked. Double check your card. Take a look at the side of it. There will be a little switch. Make sure the switch is in the unlocked postion and see if that's your problem. Let me know if that doesn't help.

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