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Formatting SD Card to shoot stills

Following the steps in the manual to "initialize" the SD Card, I cant get the screen to show the Format menu. Its keep going to the Video Playback Menu ( even when Video/Memory switch is set to Memory). I cant shoot stills until I format the SD cards, right? I have a Panasonic 4GB HC SD card. Help please. Thanks. Wilfred

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  • Insert your memory card into your computer's reader if you have one. If not, you can purchase a multi-format USB Memory Card reader from or
  • 2 Open up 'My Computer'. You should see it under the list of available drives.
  • 3 Check its contents first to make sure that you have the right drive.
  • 4 In 'My Computer', right-click on the drive and choose 'Format'.
  • 5 Leave all the options as they are and click on 'Start'. This is a non-reversible process so make sure this is what you truly wanted to do in the first place.
  • 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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