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Wont take pictures says memory card era but i replaced the memory card

My powershot s2 wont take pictures says memory card era

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Oh yes. It is time to change the memory card. Some cameras are tempermental with the memory cards. I would suggest removing and reinserting several times, but i'm sure you've tired that.
Also look at the contacts of the card and in the camera to make sure they are not black. If they are dirty, you can clean them with rubbing alcohol and cotton swab.
You will probably have to replace the memory card.

Posted on May 22, 2009

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Hi there
Make sure the write protect is switched off on the memory card, take the card out and unlock it, it will be at the side of the card like this wont take pictures says memory card era but i repl - 59a6de4.jpg .
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Posted on May 22, 2009

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