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Memory card error

My canon powershot s400 has "memory card error" on the display and won't play or re-play any pictures. In the past I have fixed this by inserting the original canon card, but this time its not working



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Re: Memory card error

Hi,my powershot camera A-430 suddenly stopped shooting.Display shows "lens problem".I had bought it a few months back.I lost the original bill and other papers due to shifting of my house.Can u help me out?

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Re: Memory card error

Canon will fix this for you for free. It's an inherent fault with the S400. It has a little internal button battery that causes the problem as it gets old and run down. Check this website for more info. Look for the bright/bold yellow post describing how to return to Canon.

Good Luck!

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2 wait two minutes, day will be 01-01-2003 and camera asks you to set the date
3 take away memory card
4 set the date to today
5 insert memory card again
Now your error should be solved.
Sucess, Jonny

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