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Olympus E520 compact flash card error

This is the 3rd compact flash card that after a few weeks says card error. If I restart the camera, it will change to card full. Every few times it will return to normal, but after taking 2-3 pictures it says card error again. When I try to format the card either nothing happens or it says unable to format and returns to the card error screen.

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I hope you never tried to put in a memory card in, the wrong way around. This could have damaged the contacts in the camera. Or perhaps only one or two contacts in the camera are dirty or oxidised?
With a bright light and perhaps a magnifying glass, look in the memory card holder, to see of all contacts are clean and shiny and not one is bent, ir has a little dent.
If a contact is dirty use a little wooden or plastic tooth pick, to solve the problem. eventually make the point of the pick a bit softer, be cats for rubbing of some dirt, this will be enough. You never should use sharp looks in or close to a camera.

Posted on Mar 21, 2014

Testimonial: "Thank you, I spent 2 hours using cotton swabs and air pumps to get rid of any dust I could see. I knew it could not be a card issue because every now and then the photos would show up on the camera again. Anyway, after a thorough cleaning it seems to be in perfect working order again, hope it stays that way! Luckily none of the contacts were bent either. I think it is also possible that the battery contacts were affecting the problem."

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Insert your xd card into a card reader connected to your PC then run Flashdoctor. Format your xd card using this tool then insert it back in your camera, voila! I formatted it again through the camera just to be sure, now everything's working fine. Hope this helps as it helped me. Good day!

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