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My Canon Powershot A480 lets me record 15 seconds of film on an empty memory card and then says it is full. It does this with several different memory cards, cards formatted in the camera, formatted

It is nothing to do with the card lock, nor dirty contacts. As I said, it films fine, but only for 15 secs. exactly each time and then says, and displays in the formatting option, that the card is full.

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Hi Jonathan, have you tried looking into the video shooting settings? Some cameras let you choose the resolution that it will shoot video and if it is set very high, it will fill the card quickily.

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SOURCE: Camera says "Memory Card Full" but the card is empty...

Hi, First, lets try formatting the card. But be aware that it will erase everything on the card. 1 Turn on the camera 2 Press the Menu button 3 Toggle once to the left to get the Setup menu (the one with the hammer/wrench icon) 4 Toggle down to Format 5 Select OK and press the Set button. To perform a low-level format, press the up arrow and then the right arrow to add the check mark. After you do this, exit the menu by pressing the Menu button. Take some still photos first. Download them to the computer but don't delete them from the card yet. Disconnect the camera from the computer (or if you are using a card reader remove the card). Delete the images from the card by using the menu in the playback/review mode. Let me know if this solves anything.

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SOURCE: memory card error after inserting SDHC card on powershot A620

the a 620 only goes up to 2 gb no higher

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SOURCE: Memory card error - can't format card

Can you use the card in another device? Can you access the card un a USB card reader? If so, it is possible that the camera cannot handle a card that big. You would need to check the manual to see that it can handle a 4Gb card.

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It's a good bet that anything 4GB or greater is a SDHC card (look on the card, see if SDHC is written there). Your A530 was designed before the new SDHC format came out. Sorry, but your camera will not recognize this type of card. Recommend instead that you get a 2GB standard SD card. They're relatively inexpensive these days.

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Did you check the write protect tab on the card?

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