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"OUT OF MEMORY" Error Message

My wife put a 4GB card in her 5700 which has caused a problem. Later we found out that the biggest card for which it is designed is a 1GB card. Following this, no matter what card is inserted there is an error message that says, "OUT OF MEMORY". We have tried 128MB cards up to 1GB cards and still get the error message. Can anyone help?

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  • bitstock May 11, 2009

    I have used cards formatted in an external Sandisk external reader hooked to my computer. I have also used a low MB card formatted in the camera. I still get the "OUT OF MEMORY" message when I turn on the camera. I have tried both Lexar and SanDisk cards of various sizes under 1GB and get the same message. I do not understand fully your statement, "the camera default memory has changed to the camera". I have a manual and will see if I can check the settings. I assume you mean the settings for the default memory which I think is FAT16. Any help is greatly appreciated.

  • bitstock May 12, 2009

    I am pleased to state that I solved the problem. Here's what I did. I had access to three other Nikon 5700 cameras. I formatted cards of various capacities under 1MB in each of the three cameras. I then put one of the cards in the camera with the problem. It came on without the error message, "OUT OF MEMORY". I cheered. The only downside is that it reset my profile but that is easy to adjust to my original settings. It appeared that a card formatted in another 5700 reset the camera to the factory default settings. Problem solved!!

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Have you used formatted cards? It may be that due to the incorrect memory card - the camera defualt memory has changed to the camera - Can you check the settings?

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