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Re: momery stick

My camera indicates my momery stick has format error c:13:01.

What does it means?

I have a lot of pictures in the stick.

Also, my computer cannot open the stick as well?



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SOURCE: Format Error C:13:01 on Sony DSC-W7

Please try with the new memory stick. Regards, Arpi

Posted on Mar 27, 2007

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SOURCE: sony cyber shot DSC F717


Switch your camera to Setup on the control **** located on the top.

Take out the memory stick and press the reset button located inside the battery compartment.

Now switch on the camera and insert the memory stick.

If you do not get the error go to the little toolbox on the menu. Select the format option and proceed through the warning messages. Remeber you will loose all data on the memory stick.

Things should now work. If not some simple thing that sound bezare but has worked for me is pushing the memory stick in and out before the camera displays the error. Do this several times until the camera actually reads the stick and them format the stick first chance you get.

Good luck.

Posted on Mar 09, 2008

SOURCE: DSC F707 Error C:13:01

If you really have a F707, it won't work with anything over 128MB according to this chart.

Posted on Aug 11, 2008

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SOURCE: Memory Stick error c:13:01

Is your new 2GB memory stick is original from Sony or after market? some of them will not detect in CAM because the contact on MS were not touched iside the slot of CAM
Reinsert your 512 MB MS if it work fine then change your 2MB MS
Good luck

Posted on Nov 30, 2008

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SOURCE: memory stick error

This is a crazy fix but I can assure you it works, turn the camera off and hit it and then turn the camera back on, I had the problem and heard the fix and tried it as I had nothing to loose the camera was not working anyways an it fixed it error cleared.
You will laugh when it works.

Posted on Dec 08, 2008

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SOURCE: Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T5 "C:13:01 Format Error"

I had the same problem, you can solve this by:
1. Push the card multiple times in/out the slot or
2. Use a little bit of contact spray on a small piece of tissue, rap this in the length around the memory card just 1 time. Be carefull not to make it to thick that it get stuck in the slot. Then push the card multiple times in/out the slot or
3. Cut a small strip of waterproof sanding paper (grain: 400 or more - the surface feels just like paper, and is just a thin as paper) just as wide as the card or slot. Cut a strip of plastic (eg.old credit card) also just as wide as the card or slot. Rap the sanding paper in the length of the strip and insert this in and out the slot. But!! ... make sure you stay at the upper side of the contacts, don't worry just do it carefully, don't use force and sand the contacts a couple of times. This way work for me, finally!!

Posted on Jun 17, 2010

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