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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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  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2007

    have the coolpix 8700 but cant format disk in camera i can format it in computer but when i put it in camera it still said its not formated using sd 1 gig card

  • Hugh1943 Dec 26, 2007

    Olympus 450 zoom :Have the same problem and exchanged memory card in Best Buy and still have same problem trying to get camera to format Fuji 2GB XD Picture Card

  • Hugh1943 Dec 31, 2007

    The answer appears to be that the maximun size card the camera can cope with is as follows:

    16 - 256MB only

    This is from the instruction booklet/specifications

  • Anonymous May 01, 2008

    hi I have a hp m425 camera and mine is doing this but hp have said it should use a 1gb which i was useing up to recently then this happened

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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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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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Posted on Nov 27, 2007

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    Greg Wright Dec 30, 2007

    Original user: I still don't know the make/model of the camera, please supply it, or use the following suggestions below to fix your issue as well. Try a smaller or different card.

    Coolpix 8700 user:
    You must format the card using the camera because the computer formats cards differently. The camera formats at FAT32. The computer may be formatting to a different setting.

    I ALWAYS do not delete or format the card after downloading. One reason is because it's slower, second reasons is that I use the card as a backup, just in case something goes wrong, at least until I'm prepared to use the card and camera again, third, I then format the drive using the camera so the card's format type is compatible with the camera.




    Olympus 450 user:
    The only cards that are compatible are the (Internal) 3.3V SmartMedia 8MB and (external) sizes 2MB - 128MB. 2GB is not a supported size. See this link.

    Please rate a FixYa! ThankYa!

  • Greg Wright
    Greg Wright Dec 30, 2007

    Please, do not rate as inappropriate when appropriate attempts to answer the question have been supplied. Inappropriate ratings are for suggestions that have nothing to do with the conversation. Please adjust.

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