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File Error report on a W80 camera....

Having just bought a new W80 digital camera i wanted a memory card to go with it. I decided to buy a 4GB memory card from someone on E-Bay, when i inserted the Memory Card in the camera and took a number of trial photos all appeared well..... It was only when i tried to view these photos on the camera that i realized everything was not ok..... Some of the photos were missing, some of them were blurred, others only showed half of the photo and the rest just showed a blue screen with the words ' FILE ERROR ' written across it... I found somewhere that describes why this happens, and they say it is because the memory cards are counterfeit... have a look at this site and see for yourself.... MagicGate-Cards-Exposed_W0QQugidZ10000000001236041">http://reviews.ebay.com/FAKE-Sony-Memory-Stick-Pro-Duo-MagicGate-Cards-Exposed_W0QQugidZ10000000001236041 If this link doesn't work just look on E-Bay and see what they have to say direct....Hope you find this useful and you can pass it on to others......Martyn I bought a new memory card from Best Buy and have the same problem,(file error when reviewing some pictures) so I took out the memory stick and took pictures to internal memory, and got same problem. It isnt the memory stick.. it is something else. Occasionally it will show a bad picture.. half the screen shifted, etc.

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  • brett113 May 28, 2009

    yes, it started with the original memory card I was using. I suspected a bad memory card based on what I read here, so bought a brand new one at Best Buy, with same results. That is when I tried taking pics right to the internal memory.. and the same thing happened.. so i ruled out the memory stick being the problem.. and it must be the camera itself.

  • venugopal durairajan May 11, 2010

    k.. since you had many errors on the memory card you bought, did you check the camera, whether it works good with some other memory card..???

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Have you tried resetting your camera to original factory settings.if not please try it...

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SOURCE: File Error report on a W80 camera....

I had the same problem.
First, I changed my Memory-Stick, because after taking about 60 pictures the famous file error appeared.
Secondly, if the camera shows the famous "file error" this can be resolved - at least in my case - by taking out the battery for at least 4 hours.
So, if your camera is not in use, always take out the memory-stick and the battery and the problem does not appear. This helped in my case.
However, this is in my opinion anything but satisfying. I had a Nikon Coolpix nd never experienced any problems like the "file error" of the sony digicams.

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

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