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How do I format my memory card in my canon powershot S3 IS?

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SOURCE: Canon S3 IS: no picture on display

Call Canon for free tech support and I'd advise sending it in for free estimate. If your camera is more than a year old, you will qualify for the upgrade program which is often cheaper than repairing it.

Hope this helps!

Posted on Jun 01, 2008

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I get a memory card error everytime I insert a memory card. They are not locked and I have tried 4 different memory cards and nothing works. How can this problem be fixed?

Posted on Sep 27, 2008

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SOURCE: memory card error after inserting SDHC card on powershot A620

the a 620 only goes up to 2 gb no higher

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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SOURCE: Memory card error - can't format card

If it is an SDHC card your camera is too old to support it.  You need to get an older-style SD card.

Posted on Apr 26, 2009

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SOURCE: my Canon powershot s400 camera won't read memory card

First, remove the card, and look in the slot for any bent flash card pins. If you see any, don't fret, it's possible that you can fix this yourself. See this article on how to unbend flash card pins.

But if no pent pins are seen, then the camera's clock battery has worn out, and is likely causing this problem. Unfortunately this battery is internal to the camera. But Canon will fix this for you (for the S400 only) for free, with free shipping. Please see the Canon advisory for your camera here.

Posted on Sep 12, 2009

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WHY WHEN I PUT MY MEMORY CARD BACK INSIDE MY CAMERA,IT READS MEMORY CARD ERROR ?


If you have downloaded pictures from your card to the computer the memory card needs to be reformatted to the camera it is being used in. The camera and computer firmware and software are not compatible, you might get away without formatting the memory card a few times but eventually the performance suffers to the point the camera can no longer find clean space to write to. As a rule once you download pictures the card needs formatting.

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The memory card does not stay inserted into it's slot and the camera shoes a memory card error.


Hi, I'm going to give you a link to a basic user guide.

http://www.google.ca/#hl=en&source=hp&biw=1224&bih=834&q=canon+powershot+s3+is+pdf+manual&aq=0v&aqi=g-v1&aql=&oq=Canon+PowerShot+S3+IS+PDF+Manual&gs_rfai=&fp=6a0673dc5c3f3912

It's a small PDF file which has a diagram on the correct orientation of the SD card and batteries I think the actual owners manual is lacking in these diagrams.
I think though that you are attempting to install the memory card the incorrect way.

Also I'm going to include a great diagram for the SD card locking switch that if in the wrong position won't allow your to format a new card to the camera.
Diagram
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This should solve your problem don't forget to format your card to teh camera before using.

Jan 11, 2011 | Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera

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Hello, my camerca is giving me a memory card error


You probably just need to format the card in the camera. This will erase it so download any pics first.

Mar 14, 2010 | Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera

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My camera is telling me that there is a memory card error on all my cards. I have reformatted one and it makes no difference.


Make sure you use the camera to format the cards. If they are sd cards, be sure the slide switch is not locked.

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Canon powershot s3 is SD card when inserted into camera reads Memory card error..... I purchased a new one, same thing. I have one card that is working, not sure why or for how long, but I am working with...


Either the card is defective or it needs to be formatted again.
Use a SD card reader on a computer.
Right-click on the card and select format.
Then try it in your camera again.
If that doesn't work the card is defective.

If this helps please vote for my solution.

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Memory card error canon powershot S3 IS


Sounds like the camera may need to be sent into canon to be fixed. I had to do that once- they allow you to track the camera from the moment they receive it- till the moment it is fixed. It was not so bad.

Aug 12, 2009 | Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera

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go into the settings and "format" the sd card, that should solve your problem


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Sd card error on canon powershot s3


I get a memory card error everytime I insert a memory card. They are not locked and I have tried 4 different memory cards and nothing works. How can this problem be fixed?

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