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CF Card is not formatting. When I try to format it, the camera says. "Cannot format. Change the CF card." - but it can not read any card

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Take a look inside your camera's CF card slot. I suspect that you may have a bent pin in there. If so, don't fret. Although professional repair would be more costly than the value of the camera, there is a very good chance that you can repair this yourself. Please see the following: http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2009/06/fixing-compact-flash-memory-card-error.html

Posted on Jul 19, 2009

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SOURCE: CF card error replaced the card and tried to

More than likely one or more of your CF pins in the camera are bent/broken. This is a very common problem. Most repair shops will charge between $150-$200 for this repair.
Hope this helps

Wes

Posted on Sep 10, 2010

SOURCE: I installed a new cf

Check if you're using a compatible CF card in the Camera. You can look in the user manual of the Camera to check for the compatible CF cards.
If the CF card that you're using is compatible but not working in the Camera then try using the card in other Camera to determine if the issue is with the card.

If the Card works normally in other Camera or device then reset the Camera to the original factory settings.
Even after resetting the Camera to the original factory settings if the CF card doesn't work in the Camera then you may try using any other compatible CF card to determine if the issue is with the CF card reader in the Camera.

Posted on Oct 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Unable to format CF card

Try formatting it on your computer...make sure you are formatting "that" drive and not your C drive.

Posted on Mar 19, 2010

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SOURCE: My Canon 40d keeps saying'

My 40d keep saying the cf card is not formatted. I used three different cards and it says the same thing. Is it anything I can do to fix this problem.

Posted on Apr 07, 2011

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According with the manual:

Err 02: There is a problem with the CF card. Do one of the following: Remove and reload the CF card, use another CF card, or format the CF card.


Try formatting the CF card in the camera, if that doesn't work use a card reader to format it in your PC then format it again in the camera. If that doesn't work try a different CF card.

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If trying another card doesn't work then reformat your CF card in your computer choosing a Quick Format option. Then place it in the camera, do an immediate card format in the camera. If you've got images on the card now DO NOT SHOOT ANYTHING on the card before running an image recovery program like Sandisk RescuePro. As long as you don't shoot anything new on the card RescurPro should recovery all the existing images.

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My 40d keep saying the cf card is not formatted. I used three different cards and it says the same thing. Is it anything I can do to fix this problem.

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http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/digital_cameras/powershot_a_series/powershot_a70#ServiceAndSupport

Issue: Memory card Error
Solution: Try a different memory card and/or Reformat memory card PowerShot A70


Formatting a CF Card You should always format a new CF card or one from which you wish to erase all images and other data.
caution_a70.gifPlease note that formatting a CF card erases all data, including protected images and other file types. Please check the contents of the CF card before formatting it.
  1. Turn the power on.

  2. Press the <MENU> button and select [ tools_icon.gif(Set up)] using direction_arrow_lt.gifor direction_arrow_rt.gif.

    format_menu_1.gif

  3. Select format_icon_a70.gif(Format) using direction_arrow_up.gifor direction_arrow_down.gifand press the <SET> button.

    format_menu_2.gif

  4. Select [OK] using direction_arrow_lt.gifor direction_arrow_rt.gifand press the <SET> button.

    format_menu_3.gif

    • To cancel formatting instead, select [Cancel] and press the <SET> button.
    • The capacity of the CF card displayed after formatting will be less than the rated capacity of the CF card. This is not a malfunction of the CF card or camera.


  5. Press the <MENU> button.
note_icon_a70.gif
  • If the camera does not work properly, the inserted CF card may be malfunctioning. Reformatting the CF card may solve the problem.
  • When a non-Canon brand CF card is malfunctioning, reformatting it may solve the problem.
  • CF cards formatted in another camera, computer or peripheral device may not operate correctly. When that happens, reformat the CF card with this camera.

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Check if you're using a compatible CF card in the Camera. You can look in the user manual of the Camera to check for the compatible CF cards.
If the CF card that you're using is compatible but not working in the Camera then try using the card in other Camera to determine if the issue is with the card.

If the Card works normally in other Camera or device then reset the Camera to the original factory settings.
Even after resetting the Camera to the original factory settings if the CF card doesn't work in the Camera then you may try using any other compatible CF card to determine if the issue is with the CF card reader in the Camera.

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The "E30" error code is displayed when reading/writing data on a CF card has failed. Especially, the error code "E30" may appears when you tried to remove a CF card while the camera was processing data. Solution To clear the "E30" error, try performing the following procedure. 1. Try using another CF card. If you have another CF card, try loading it in the camera. If the error code is not displayed when the other CF card is loaded, there may be something wrong with the first one rather than with the camera. 2. Use your computer's ScanDisk utility to check the CF card for errors. Use ScanDisk to check the CF card for card error or card failure. Refer to the instruction manual for your operating system or Windows Help for further instructions. (If you are using a Macintosh, use the "Disk First Aid" program to check for card error or card failure. Refer to the instruction manual for your Macintosh OS for further information.) Be sure to back up the data on the CF card on the computer before you check the CF card. If a card error or card failure occurs when you use your computer's ScanDisk, there is something wrong with the CF card. Follow ScanDisk's on-screen instructions to solve the problem. 3. Format the CF card with your camera Try to format the CF card with your camera. Please refer to the "Camera User Guide" for your camera for instructions on formatting CF cards. Also, please note that formatting a CF card will erase all data on the card. Once the CF card is formatted, follow the procedure described in step 2 above and use your computer's ScanDisk on your computer to check the CF card for errors. If a card error or card failure occurs when you are using computer's ScanDisk, there is something wrong with the CF card.

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