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Formatting When turned on it says "Not Formatted", When I try to format nothing happens. The memory stick is unlocked and has worked fine untill now. Any ideas?

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  • Walt_Felix Apr 22, 2009

    I have the same problem, the camera seems to hang when I try to format it, but my laptop reads the card just fine when I pop it into the built in card reader. I've been able to copy files to and from the card with no problems. Just the camcorder says "Not formatted" and wont complete a format. I have the same issue with both of my cards.

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SOUNDS LIKE A ERROR IN MEMORY STICK .. TRY A NEW STICK THIS SHOULD FIX YOUR PROBLEM

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