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Memory stick formatting error

My digital sony camera cannot capture a pictures. i started formatting my memory stick using usb connected to pc i have lost any data and my camera cannot capture a picture because of memory stick formatting error.pls help a problem

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Try formatting the stick through the camera itself. else download the software of camera and connect it to pc and see if it has any formatting options...

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Due to the length of the memory stick it rarely causes bent pins sideways but they can over a long period lose their tension and fail to make contact with the memory. Also, more commonly they can tend to get a build up of dirt on them. Try using an old memory stick and quickly push the stick in and out of the camera as fast as you can and do this for about 15 to 20 times (with the camera off of course) this should clean any gunk built up on the contacts. Now switch on and use the new stick to see if it's working. If not try the exercise again. If it still doesn't work try sticking 2 layers of sticky tape to the front (the side opposite the gold contacts)Run the tape from the bottom (the contact end) to the top. Running it to the top will ensure it comes out with the stick when you eject it and it doesn't stay inside causing problems. Doing this will marginally increase the size of the stick and put a little more pressure on the contacts. Just nake sure the sticky tape comes nowhere near touching the stick's contacts as this will tend to make them pick up dirt. Also this trick is only to see if it's you camera's contacts have lost tension, its not meant as a permanent fix. If neither of these tricks work I'm afraid it's a trip to the camera hospital.

Posted on Jul 20, 2006

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SOURCE: Format error in Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S650

Format the memory stick via setup menu inside the camera. Let me know if this works.

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Format memory stick, if no data on it.
If there is data on memory stick, copy it on PC using any good card reader.

Posted on May 31, 2008

SOURCE: Memory Stick Formatting Error - Sony Cyber Shot DSC T-20

I have had the same problem. Contact your camera via USB to your PC. Click on MENU. You do see "USB Connect" and "folder" at the bottom. Make sure that it stays on "USB Connect" click on round button in the middle and you will get 4 options. It probably stays on AUTO. Select PTP and see what happens. Adobe Photo Album started up and I got to see the pictures till the moment that the stick got the format error. I lost a couple of pictures, but got a lot back.

I'm not sure what the problem is, however realized that if this happens again. Shut your camera. Start it up again. Go into MENU, SET UP, Memory stick tool, chnage Rec folder and create a new. This way you keep the folders smaller and do not loose that many pictures.

I hope that it helps.
Pepe

Posted on Jun 05, 2008

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SOURCE: sony memory stick pro duo format error

when i turn my camra on its does nothing it has a black screen and it don't turn off then when i take the memory stick out it works and turns off with no problem

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To understand the photo loss situation, consider a scenario: You format a memory card in Digital Camera, and start to capture some pictures. However, while capturing pictures, your camera shuts down due to low battery. Now, after recharging battery, when you try to access those photograph on the card, you receive the following error message on camera screen:

The Card requires formatting: Additionally, the camera is unable to capture any new photographs.

The main cause for the above error message is corruption of memory card due to conking of battery while a read/write operation was running.

These memory card needs to be formatted before you save any new pictures. It is always a good practice to take backup of card and format it before use. This enables you to fight with any damage done to the memory card and to erase the old data saved on the card. However, the probability of card getting corrupted again (after you have saved new data) still exists.

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I have had the same problem. Contact your camera via USB to your PC. Click on MENU. You do see "USB Connect" and "folder" at the bottom. Make sure that it stays on "USB Connect" click on round button in the middle and you will get 4 options. It probably stays on AUTO. Select PTP and see what happens. Adobe Photo Album started up and I got to see the pictures till the moment that the stick got the format error. I lost a couple of pictures, but got a lot back.

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I hope that it helps.
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