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Nikon Coolpix L18 suddenly states that card is not formatted.

I took a couple a hundred photos and a few videos with my Niko Coolpix L18 with a 2GB memory card. Before taking the photos and videos, I formatted the card in the camera. Suddenly, I turned on the camera for use and a message stating,''Card not formatted, format now?'' popped up. When I tried to download the photos into my computer, it says, ''Cannot use card''. What can I do to get these pictures?

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Sounds as if the card is corrupted - you will have to use data recovery software.

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