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Card Access lamp keeps blinking

When I take a picture the card access lamp (orange light) wont stop blinking. Do I need a new XD card or something

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It sounds like you have either intentionally or inadvertently set your camera to it's highest possible setting.
I believe this camera has a TIFF image capability, which takes beautiful shots , but each weigh in at a hefty 15mb or so, which takes the cameras processor a little more time (quite some time on my old Olympus Camedia 5000z) to process and ready itself for the next shot in memory, - whilst it will allow you to knock out a couple in a row, if you do so you are only compounding the issue by lengthening the queue in memory.

So, the easiest way to tell if you have set this is to just look how many shots you have available on the card, if this seems unusually low, then you have set the camera to TIFF mode or a very hi res JPEG. in which case you must press the settings button, the go left into the image size settings menu and change the image size back to the best setting for your cameras, which should be a mega pixel or so lower than it's maximum capability for the fastest and most capable daily use of the camera. between 2-4 mega pixels is usually fine for domestic and family snaps that are still very printable. save the hi settings for the broad landscapes and super close Macros, then you really see the cameras capabilities shine!:-)
Highest resolution is fantastic, but slow -as you have noticed - and best saved for the occasional macro on a tripod.

I hope this solves your problem. Otherwise you can try formatting the card, they do often gather batches of small undeleted 'thumbnails' on Olympus cameras.

Also if the card is over 2-3 years old, you could well be right in your assumption that it needs replacing, in which case you will be pleasantly surprised how cheap they have become for much larger capacity cards.

All the best and happy snapping!.


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Why my card access lamp cannot blink anymore?can you help me?

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