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Sd card will not format

When sd card is inserted in the camera it says memory card cannot be read needs to be formatted.  When card is formatted it says the card is locked.  The white tab is in the unlocked position so it should be able to format the card.  any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

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Re: sd card will not format

The camera has a limit of a 2 GB card , its built into the camera hardware.

Posted on Apr 28, 2009

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Re: sd card will not format

Try formatting the SD on your computer. You will need a SD card reader.
Go to 'My Computer', right click on the card icon and select Format.
The rest is easy!

Posted on Nov 01, 2007

Re: sd card will not format

I Did that with the card reader and put the card into the camera it said card read error format again so we formatted just waiting to see how long we can take beautiful pictures before we lose them 2 the card saying the same thing again :(

Posted on Sep 17, 2008

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    You might also need to switch the camera over to saving pictures directly onto the SD card.1: Menu, Cam settings, Chose AUTO or SD card option Press OK
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