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Card Error None of my 3 memory cards are being accepted by my camera all of a sudden. I get a Card Full message, but when I try to view the images, the screen reads No Images. I've tried to format the cards again, but get a Card Error message. I've updated my firmware. The manual doesn't offer any suggestions for this error that I seem able to repair on my own. Any ideas?

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Re: Card Error

If you are using a card reader for transfer to the computer, it is possible that you are corrupting your memory cards by accident (you have to make sure to eject the cards before removing them from the card reader). Try a new card and see if it will work, if not you may need to reset your camera settings.

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After receiving the same problem, I found that cleaning the card port helped. There may be some dirt in the way.

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Re: Card Error

Have you tried putting it in in someone's card reader to try ?

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Memory card error


This seems to be a known issue with the Canon camera's to display Memory card error.

Give this a try
1. Remove the card from camera and wait for sometime ( 1-2 minute ) and re-inserting the card.
2. If this does not work, you need a card reader to read/view images on your PC ( since you are not able to access the card in your camera )
3. If you are not able to access/view the images from Card, click on the link below to recover the images from card - Recover images
When you open the webpage, click on the Download Now option to download the software ( it is free )
4. Try this fix to resolve the issue, Sometimes it takes long time for the camera to load the images and it results in memory card error - Click on the link to download the fix - Firmware Update
5. Try using a SD card with less memory like 1 GB card or max 2 GB for better access of card in camera.

Hope this is helpful.

Nov 05, 2010 | Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera

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Memory card is full and when I plug in the USB cord and turn on the camera I get a message that my device is not connected or is busy, or that it contains no pictures!!

Causes of memory card corruption
  • Turning off a camera before an image is completely written to the memory card.
  • Removing the memory card from a camera while an image is being written to the card.
  • Removing the card from a memory card reader while files are still being transferred to a computer.
  • Batteries conking out as files are being transfered directly from the camera to a computer. Note: always make sure you have fully charged batteries before transferring images.
  • Removing the card from a card reader while folders and files from the card are open on a computer.
  • Opening, deleting, renaming or moving files on the card while its contents are open on a computer.
  • Using a memory card which has not been formatted in the camera. Use the delete/erase function when needed, however a card should be regularly formatted.
  • Formatting a card in a computer instead of the camera.
  • Inserting a second memory card into a card reader before closing and removing the first when viewing images on the card from a computer.
  • Taking photos when camera batteries are nearly empty.
  • Taking photos too rapidly so the camera can not complete writing one image before starting the next.
  • Continually shooting and deleting, shooting and deleting images when the card is full.
  • Letting a memory card get too full before downloading the images to a computer or storage device. Cards that are too full may overwrite the card headers.
  • Using a memory card from one camera in a different camera without formatting it in the new camera first.

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My camera won't accept new 2GB SD card. Keep

Do you have pics on the internal memory? You must format the internal memory with no card in the camera. Then, format the card.

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Camera acts like it is taking photos just fine (and it was working wonderfully previously), but when I insert card into computer to view images, there are none showing up. And, when I try to view them with...

Check your memory card and see if it has a lock switch on it, if it does and it is locked it wont accept images for overwrite protection , another possibility is a faulty or non-readable card, some memory cards will not work with some devices, sometimes a kingston memory will not work and if you insert a sony or a memorex or any other manufacturer it may work or accept the card, if the camera does not read the card it will not save pics therefore u wont see any images on your PC o in cam playback, try that and see if it works for you, let me know.

Good luck ,

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Pictures being lost on camera.

It's a good bet that the images can be recovered fairly easily. There is image recovery software you can apply to the memory card that has good success in restoring the images. It is something you can purchase (the software), or have most photo stores perform for you. Most stores will charge on a per image recovered price structure.

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maybe you need a new memory card if your card is full sometimes it can cause a camera not to work or shut down because of an overload of files.  If you memory card is not full most likely your camera has a defect to it. I suggest you take to a person who specializes in fixing cameras by your company. For the burry picture thing, there are different settings on a camera and I'm pretty sure that there is one to sharpen the picture images. 

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Unidentified Image

Usually the only time this message will appear is when you have taken the picture with another camera and try to review it on another. If this is not the issue, try formatting your card. Try another card. It may be a faulty memory card. If none of this works, call Canon tech support for free support.

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when you view pics it is best to download them to a temp file if you don't want them easy to delete. once the cam views them they clear the memory. clear simple process without paying gateway about 80 buck's

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