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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 I turn on the camera and it says no memory card, when yet there is one. I have plugged in the memory card to my computer and it shows all the pictures so it must be the camera.

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    KEN LaPOINT May 11, 2010

    what size is your card? and what's the max size capacity that your manual says can be used in your camera?

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Format the memory card in standard ( FAT)mode into your pc ....and try again ...also try to clean the plug and the card for any dust or so ....if the card is not the original one ...see if the camera specifications includes this card model and size as a compatible one ...there is the posibility that you used the card for something ...and the data on it are not being readed by the camera ...so ...try to format it clean ...

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Reinsert memory card after it is done being formated in your pc.
Then your camera and memory card should work great again. I just did it on my Canon Powershot A620.

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