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I have couple of XD cards which i formatted on my computer and now they won't work in my Fijifilm z10fd camera anymore. I gather that his is because I should have formatted them using the camera rather than the laptop. Is there any way to make them work again ? (some forums have suggested I reformat them using the camera but I can't do this because the camera doesn't recognise there is a memory card inserted and so only gives the option of formatting the internal memory. I also have other XD cards which have not been formatted (in my laptop or otherwise) and since inserting the laptop formatted cards, these aren't recognised either. I've 6 cards in total - help!

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The only thing I can suggest is that you try formatting them on PC again, but choose different format option. I think you can choose between 2 formatting options NTFS, and FAT32, but if cards are un-usable anyway try both settings and see if this helps.

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SOURCE: Olympus Digital camera memory card problem.

clean the contacts with a pencil eraser gently, or use a little alcohol on a q-tip. The cards are pretty tough, but are not designed to be removed hundreds of times, can you use the USB cable? Clean and format. If the card has irreplaceable pics on it, you can use card recovery software available on the net.

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there is no tools feature on the sony...select the 1st button lower right...all touch screen features appear...select menu in lower
left...select setup...camera 1 will display...select down arrow
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SOURCE: OLYMPUS XD Card - CLEAN or FORMAT - and not reading in computer

Your 2gb xd card would be of the "M" or "H" designation, which is a new type of card which is not always compatible with many cameras and card readers. If the other cards that work are not H or M cards, that is most likely the problem

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SOURCE: Got the dmc-ts1 couple of weeks ago, can't read SDHC cards

The card needs to be formatted in the camera to work properly.

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Please read these/the 2 posts that I posted prior for a similar XD mem card problem, as I firmly believe you are "formatting" your mem card improperly using your home computer instead of "formatting" the card on your camera.

Also the XD type card & size are very important also!!

What you will have to do is read and download the photos you have on that XD card using the same "card reader" you used before and then properly "re-format" that card in your "CAMERA ONLY". This should solve your XD card problems.

PRIOR POSTS:

Kristina,

Not knowing what model Olympus camera you have, or how old it is - your new memory card "format" problem is one of 3 possibilities.

1st - If you have an older Olympus camera more then 4-5 years old the newer M & H series type cards over 256mb will probably not work in your older camera, as by the camera's internal firmware chip design of the camera itself. Some cameras were upgradeable some weren't as to the internal firmware chip as well as available software drivers depending on which computer OS system you were using ie: (WIN98SE, WIN2000, etc). Has to do with the memory card read/write chip speed as well, and also has to do with the physical storage size of the card itself. Some digital cameras were MAXED OUT at 512mb cards, some as low as 256mb. A 2gb card simple won't work in that/your camera in that case.

If you read the camera's user manual it will possibly tell you this, or else go online to www.olympusamerica.com and use this link:

View which cameras are compatible

Select camera model series and scroll down the model # and research the max card size & type you can use (3 basic XD card speed types available - regular XD - M type - H type).

If you are using the wrong type & size card you will need to return that card (if you can) and get the right XD size & type for your camera.

2nd - You should always FORMAT (same as ERASE ALL and FORMAT modes on most Olympus cameras) the new card, or any XD card for that matter in your camera itself. NOT THE HOME COMPUTER!!! The 2 format procedures are not the same!!

If you are re-shooting (re-using) the same XD card over and over again and then downloading the JPEG pix directly to the computer using a USB interface cable there usually is no need to re-format the card again as long as the XD card stays the camera and is not downloaded into a home computer via a "card reader". If you do the latter "card reader" then I would advise doing a card re-format in the camera again just to be safe!!

And lastly - If your home computer recognizes the XD card via a good "card reader" (do not FORMAT the XD card here btw, as you are just checking the card out to see it is GOOD is all), but the camera will not then that is a good sign your camera is OK, but it's just the wrong type & size XD card.

Hope this helps solve your camera XD problem not knowing which model you have.

Best regards,

Frank

AND:

Follow up to previous post:

I didn't have the time to access the exact link below to check on your specific 2004 model year camera because I missed the Fuji camera model part, as I'm brand new to this site - so please forgive my previous oversight here.

I was right though in my initial posted assumption that you bought the wrong XD memory card based on your Fuji FinePix A330 Digital Camera - as to it's older model year - in that your camera is limited to a 512mb memory card.

Make sure you buy the 512mb standard card if you still can find them. Otherwise check with Fuji Corp to make sure the M type card (faster read/write chip) will work in your specific model. The M type cards work just fine in my Olympus C-740 even though it was told to me they wouldn't work at all, but each digital camera is slightly different as to it's internal firmware (BIOS) chip.

See the following camera info for your specific model at the link below under Storage Media:

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I hope this now clears up any prior confusion from the previous post.

Best regards,

Frank

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