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Getting the ''card error'' message, tried removing / replacing/ cleaning the card. Card has ''format error'' but cannot find any menu for reformatting.

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My cam says "memory card


Hi,
If the camera displays Memory card error or No Memory Card when a memory card is inserted or any of the above error messages, make sure that the card is inserted properly. If this is the case, you may wish to Format the memory card in the camera using the Setup Menu option [Format] as shown below. Please be aware that formatting the memory card will remove any images currently stored on the card along with any other data. This can also be caused when images shot with another camera are stored on the memory card.

If after formatting the card in the camera the error persists, try another memory card. If this occurs with only the one card it is likely that the memory card is defective, if the error persists over more than one card the camera may require service. If the card appears to be defective you may wish to contact the memory card manufacturer.

Thank you!!

Sep 04, 2011 | Canon PowerShot SX210 IS Digital Camera

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How to remove card error in fujifilm jz300 camera


Welcome to FixYa.

The reasons why do you get a message "CARD ERROR" are:

1. The memory card is not formatted.
2. The memory card requires cleaning or memory card is damaged
3. Incompatible memory card.
4. Camera malfunction.

What do you need to do are:

1. Format the memory card.
2. Clean the contacts with soft and dry cloth. If the message is repeated, format the memory card again. If the message persists, replace the memory card.
3. Use compatible memory card.
4. Contact FujiFilm dealer.

Feel free to send us your comments and suggestion fi this solution was helpful.

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Apr 11, 2011 | FUJIFILM FinePix JZ300 Digital Camera

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I get an error message on my display showing "cha". When I looked it up in the manual, it says that the card isn't formatted correctly. I bought a brand new card for it, but the same message...


Hi there please follow the steps and let me know the result.
1. Ensure batteries are fully charged & clean the battery connector point in side the battery compartment.
2. Look carefully between the lens and the camera body for any sand, dirt or any damaged etc.
3. Try turning the camera with the lens facing down and shake to dislodge anything stuck
4. Try removing batteries and memory card, wait 5 minutes and refit the battery only.
5. Now turn on camera( with out card ) and see ,if working then fix the memory card & again turn on the camera. If working then fine . Otherwise format the memory card and fix back in camera again & try. Make sure before format the memory card take a back up all photos in your computer then format. If no luck then reset or restore the camera setting by pressing Menu key for 2 sec .. in not done the press both Menu & self time key for 2 - 4 sec.
i hope it will gives you success.

Jan 07, 2011 | Nikon D50 Digital Camera

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Memory card is locked, how do I unlock this?


Problems typically are pretty rare with Panasonic Lumix digital cameras. On those occasions where you do have an issue, though, look for an error message on the Panasonic camera for some clues as to how to fix the problem.
he seven tips listed here should help you troubleshoot your Panasonic camera error messages.
  1. Built-in Memory Error error message. If you see this error message with your Panasonic camera, the internal memory area of the camera is either full or corrupted. Try downloading photos from the internal memory. If the error message continues to appear, you may need to format the internal memory area.
  2. Memory Card Locked / Memory Card error message. Both of these error messages are related to the memory card, rather than the Panasonic camera. If you have an SD memory card, check the write protect switch on the side of the card. Slide the switch up to unlock the card. If the error message persists, it's possible the memory card is corrupted and needs to be formatted. It's also possible the memory card was formatted using another device that is not compatible with Panasonic's file structure system. Format the card with your Panasonic camera to fix the problem ... but keep in mind that formatting the card will erase any photos stored on it.
  3. No Additional Selections Can Be Made error message. If your Panasonic camera allows you to "save" photos as your "favorites," you may find this error message because the camera has a limited number of photos that can be labeled as favorites, usually 999 photos. You cannot mark another photo as a favorite until you remove the favorite label from one or more photos. This error message also may occur if you're trying to delete more than 999 photos at one time.
  4. No Valid Picture error message. This error message typically refers to a problem with the memory card. Most of the time, you'll find this error message when you try to play back images from the memory card and the memory card is corrupted, empty, broken, or has been formatted with another camera. To fix the memory card, you must format it, but formatting a memory card causes all photos stored on it to be lost. Try inserting the memory card in another device or in your computer and try downloading any photos stored on it before formatting it with your Panasonic camera.
  5. Please Turn Camera Off And Then On Again error message. At least this error message says "please." This error message most likely occurs when one of the parts of the camera's hardware is malfunctioning, usually a jammed lens housing. To try to fix this problem, start by turning the camera off for a few seconds before turning it back on. If this doesn't fix the problem, try resetting the camera by removing the battery and memory card from the camera for at least 10 minutes. Replace both items and then try turning the camera on again. If the lens housing is jamming as the lens moves through its zoom range, try gently cleaning the housing, removing any debris or grime. If all of these steps don't fix the problem, you'll probably need a repair center for the camera.
  6. This Battery Cannot Be Used error message. With this error message, you've either inserted a battery that's incompatible with your Panasonic camera or you've inserted a battery that has dirty contacts. Gently clean the metal contacts with a dry cloth. In addition, make sure the battery housing is free of debris. You sometimes may see this error message if you're using a battery that's not manufactured by Panasonic. If the third-party battery is working OK to power the camera, you probably can ignore this error message.
  7. This Picture Is Protected error message. You'll see this Panasonic camera error message when the photo you've selected has been protected from deletion. Try working through the camera's menus to figure out how to remove any protection labels for the photo files.
Keep in mind that different models of Lumix cameras may provide a different set of error messages than is shown here. If you are seeing Panasonic camera error messages that aren't listed here, check with the user guide for your model of Panasonic Lumix camera for a list of other error messages, or visit the Support area of the Panasonic Web site.

Jul 11, 2010 | Panasonic Cameras

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Card error


If you get a message as "Memory Card Error" on your camera AND you still need some of the photos , the first step is to format the card through the camera menu (Note: if you have an sD card, once you re-format your card any photos cannot be recovered.). check your camera manual to see how to format your memory card. If this does not help, try another memory card (say the small 16/32mb card that came in the box with the camera). If this card does not display a "memory card error", then the other card is at fault.

To format* a memory card:
(*instructions on formatting memory cards can be found in your camera's user manual) you equally format the card using your computer if the above method fails,if the micro sd card is inserted into the sd slot of your system the computer sees it as a storage device in that way you can format it the usual way you can format a drive on your system but mind you if you have valuable pictures on it ,they will be lost but in that case you can use the low level format utility

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Xd clean card


me too , thats my prob .

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2 error message


Try removing the card and re-inserting it was an intermittent issue with one card for me,the problem has now disappeared

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When i turn on my camera it says "Format Card error! Format Card?"


Hi, The only reason your camera displays the message "Format Card" is because it no longer recognizes the contents of the memory card.. A couple of things you can try: 1. Reformat of the memory card itself which can be done by the PC through the card reader/USB connection or the Format command in your camera (Menu/Set-up); 2. It maybe that the card is already faulty and therefore would require replacement. Good luck and kind regards.

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Card Format


the card may have become corrupt, try carefully cleaning the contacts with a pencil eraser and try again,or try formatting it using a card reader, but you may have to replace the card.

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