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When I insert my SD card that I have always used before into my hp Photosmart M525 digital camera it reads card has wrong format press ok to format card so when I press ok it reads unable to format. How do I format my card?

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Card wrong format


if you are meaning the sd card is in the wrong format insert the card in a pc and reformat to the correct format...or you could try to download killdisk exe install to pc (its freeware) and erase the card then insert into camera it should recognize it...

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I just purchased a sandisk sdhc card 8gb memory card.how do i my camera says it is the wrong format.press ok and it will format it....i pressed the ok button and it says unable to format.can you help.


The problem is that you're using an incompatible memory card.

Your camera is designed to use SD memory cards up to a maximum 2GB capacity. Click on this link for the user manual and look at the specification on page 43 under the heading "storage".

You're trying to use an 8GB SDHC: not only is the capacity far too large for your camera to handle, but it's a later technical standard which your camera does not have the hardware for. SD and SDHC cards may look the same, but are very different "under the skin". SDHC compliant devices are backwards compatible with earlier SD cards, but SD devices like your camera cannot be updated to use SDHC cards.

Your only fix is to replace the SDHC card with an SD card of no greater than 2GB capacity.

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if there is a little slide on the side of the card try moving it to its other position either up or down

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Take the Camera & connect the PC.
Than format with FAT32 format or FAT.Before format please ensure the write or delete protected items in it.

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The SD slot of the camera got damage somehow. The SD slot contains thin copper prongs that locks the card in place and comes in contact with the surface of the card. If these prongs are damaged, then it cause a read failure of the camera.

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Remove the memory card and look for the white tab on the left side of it. Make sure the swith is in the up position.

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Just fixed this problem on a M525 camera (same physical construction).

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