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Unable to format memory card

I recently purchased an Scan Disk 2.0gb memory card for the above camera. When I turned the camera on after putting in the new card, an message came up, telling the cards was unformatted and did I want to format it. I pushed the OK button and the camera got about half way through formatting the card ( you can very briefly see a progress indicator, as it flashes up on the camera's diplay screen
) when an error message comes up saying "unable to format. The card appears to be OK

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Re: Unable to format memory card

I have problem to format my xd memory card 512mb.when i try to formet it window unable to forment.

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The answer to my problem is as follows having reread the instructions:
The camera can only cope with 16-256MB memory card according to handbook

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Re: Unable to format memory card

You mentioned in your post "the above camera", but I can't find the make/model of your camera? Check on the manufacturer's website to see what the largest capacity card can be used in your camera. Knowing the make/model and searching for the message on the internet can yield better answers to your question.

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