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Formatting? Hi. I think I have stuffed up the drive - when I turn on the camcorder it asks for the drive to be formatted. I can't seem to do or how do I do this if it doesnot let me access any functions. Help!

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Re: Formatting?

Try to format the cf card on a pc (use a card reader)
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