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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....

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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

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  • Anonymous Nov 18, 2007

    file error on reading pics

  • Anonymous Nov 23, 2007

    same problem ... i bought a memory stick for my dsc-w80 on eBay and some pictures show "file error" when i try to display them on the camera

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2007

    Perfectly good photos taken on my new Cyber-Shot are coming up as "File Error" on a blue screen when viewed afterwards. I have just read that this is down to fake memory cards sold on ebay....I have just opened a dispute with the seller. Hopefully I will get a full refund.

  • Anonymous Jan 04, 2008

    i dont think its the memory stick cuz mine is brand new with the camera. its not fake. i think it has something to do with us editing the pictures on pc. does anyone know how to fix this problem?

  • MatthiasS Jan 05, 2008

    Same problem - "file error" can anybody help me?

  • ylsyean Jan 31, 2008

    Yes, i had the same problem on a 4G card too, after every shot, i review the photo and they were all fine, i have taken like 120 picture, but the last 20s only 2 were ok when i tried to review everything again. the rest were all "file error"


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I had this problem when I bought a 4GB memory card fron amazon. The file error message was showing on all pictures. I took my camera and memory card to a Sony shop. I compared the memory card with one in the shop and althought difficult to spot there were a few differences. I bought a 1GB card from the shop and have not looked back since! The problem has not occured once and my camera now takes ace pictures!

Posted on Jun 28, 2008

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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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If you bought your memory card on eBay, there is a good chance that is the problem, as i had that issue myself....after dealing with the seller and getting my money back, i went and bought a sony 4GB card from Circuit City, worked fine for a while, and then got the same error. I have a feeling it has something to do with the camera's software. I havent tried the battery trick yet but its next on the list

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