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Help I have the olympus c-3000. I never had a manuel, therefore I have done something wrong. When attempting to take pics the "cardset up icon pops up, when I click on off, it's shuts down camara.Then when I click on ok, well it gives another message...Card Error. It will not allow me in the menu or anything at this point. I have even changed out cards, samething.

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Re: Help

Here's the fix (condensed from another post):

Turn the camera off. Then, put the camera in manual mode (turn the dial to A S M) and then take a picture. Card formats and all is fine.

This works for some reason. Thanks to original poster out there somewhere.

Posted on Sep 02, 2008

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