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When I inset my memory card into my camera it reads memory card requires formatting. What does this mean? used several memory cards they all say the memory needs formatting, i'm screwed

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Hi,

if you used already different kinds of memory and it has the same problem and no changes happen.
i think the probem is in your camera maybe you can bring your unit to a service center and try to ask them to reformat or reprogram it for you.

thanks,

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Here are some troubleshooting steps that you can do it by yourself. However if the error message still persist, you should contact your Canon service center.

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