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Xd picture card

Bought new card. when inserted in camera states card not initialized

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  • mcjr Sep 22, 2007

    I did try that but cannot find anything in settings that reads memory card. Did find format and it went through formatting with hour glass.
    card not initialized memo disappeared but when I tried to take a picture it said writ error.
    Turned camera off and when I turned it back on card not initialized came up again.

  • mcjr Sep 24, 2007

    thanks for the help but found out that my fuji
    A340 will not take an M or H memory card without an update on the camera which I intend to do.

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2007

    same issue but with a full card. did the format, hr glass ran and had
    to erase all pics and then it reset the number of pics available for my
    card. the initialize message disappeared and then it worked fine.

  • Eldest Nick Feb 15, 2008

    Ok, So my family bought a brand new M xD card for our A340 FinePix Fuji camera. The camera keeps reading, and I quote,"Card Not Initialized". If some can give me a step by step answer of where to do and where to go to initialize this card.

    Thanks much.

  • jasonburrick Jun 19, 2008

    Card, when inserted in camera says card not initialized

  • joemsuya Oct 02, 2008

    I bought my xD-Picture Card in Rome when I began using it it could not take any picture the waord " card not initialised" came up. I decided to format it but same situation happens.

  • dfog May 01, 2009

    I have the same problem but how do you upgrade the camera?



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Hi, You have to go to the menu/setup function. Check the different settings. One of them would lead you to the memory card settings, from there you should be able to format the new card. Good luck and kind regards.

Posted on Sep 22, 2007

  • Louie  Role
    Louie Role Sep 22, 2007

    Hi again,

    What you did was basically correct. Apparently the card is at fault. Since this is a new card, perhaps you should demand a replacement. Another way to verify if the card will work/format is to use a memory card reader attached to a PC. Some desktop PCs and/or laptops have this already built-in to the system. Slip in the new memory card and let the PC format and diagnose.




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  • 2 Open up 'My Computer'. You should see it under the list of available drives.
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  • 6 Once the process is completed, take the memory card out and insert it into your Digital Camera or any other device. Try to browse to it to make sure it works fine now.
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    Greetings FredericoIV,

    A common fix for this issue is to use an external card reader, and reformat your card using your computer. Make sure you chose FAT format instead of FAT32 or NTFS.

    I hope this helps.

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