Question about Olympus Camedia C-4000 Zoom Digital Camera
If a different card works, then you may actually need to format the card, see other postings or the manual. The behavior of the card on your computer and in the camera is 2 different things.If you get the same Format message on multiple cards that have been working just fine, read on to see what worked for me. I read on this forum and started with the easiest possible solutions.
First of all I have 3 cards, 2 almost new, that had all been working fine. Camera gave me the Format message on all 3. Because I am on a mac I always have to pull the card out and use a reader to download so I think that is more wear and tear on the card housing than for most people. And recently I had been doing a lot of shooting and downloading.
I tried changing batteries, didn't cure. Then I wrapped thin cotton fabric around card, inserted it, pulled it out (with great difficulty). Now NOTHING worked, no response from camera at all. I figured I really broke it now.
I used an eraser on the card contacts, still no response from camera. In try-anything mode, I changed back to the original set of batteries. Now it all worked correctly.
Who knows? The other set of batteries I had inserted was rechargeables that were fully charged but I hadn't used them in the camera for a long time. My daughter has been using them in her gameboy. Maybe their lifespan is compromised. I had only recently switched batteries when this problem occurred, having exhausted a set of lithiums and switched to alkalines because that's all I had on hand.
Posted on Oct 04, 2008
YOu might have a bent pin in the camera memory slot. Try the SM card (has finger contacts instead of pins), not the CF (prone to bend pins due to design) if it is a dual format camera.
Posted on Feb 25, 2008
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