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Re: When i turn on my camera it says "Format Card error!...

Hi, The only reason your camera displays the message "Format Card" is because it no longer recognizes the contents of the memory card.. A couple of things you can try: 1. Reformat of the memory card itself which can be done by the PC through the card reader/USB connection or the Format command in your camera (Menu/Set-up); 2. It maybe that the card is already faulty and therefore would require replacement. Good luck and kind regards.

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