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Camera is instructing me to format media card but need the pics stored on it.Is there a way of reversing this, as I don't want to loose the pictures stored & it isn't giving me a choice... help please. I really don't want to loose them. regards raz

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Re: Camera is instructing me to format media card but...

Hi Guys, contacted Olympus direct, and just passing on the info. in case anyone comes accross the same problem. Simply follow this link

and download the software for free for to recover.

many thanks raz

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Actually the camera is fine and the cause of problem is memory card, Mostly cheaper cards do this but the original cards don't. And as far as concern that you have lost many precious pics, No need to worry about it. Just install any recovery software on your PC and with the help of the software you can get back your pics, Secondly, shift all your pics on memory card in your PC and then format the card through camera, this will solve your problem.(Remember that run recovery software before you format the card if you need to get back your data from memory card)

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Here are some steps to run through to make sure the camera works as you'd expect it:

  1. Ensure that all cables are properly secured from the computer to the camera.
  2. Ensure that the memory card has not been dislodged from the camera.
  3. Check the camera's memory socket and the memory card for debris. A can of 'compressed air' can work wonders (typically available at any computer store).
  4. Make certain that the port connecting the camera to the computer is not damaged. Look for any bent pins in the camera's memory slot. Try replacing the camera cable. If the camera uses a USB port, try another USB port. If you don't have another USB port available, try plugging in another USB device to verify that the USB port is working.
  5. Check the power source on the camera. If you're using batteries while attempting to transfer the pictures to the PC, try changing your batteries, recharge the batteries, or use an A/C adapter.
  6. Try reinstalling the digital camera software on your computer. In most cases, reinstalling over top of the existing software will resolve this issue.
  7. Take the media out of the digital camera and attempt to download it to another computer. If all else fails, try formatting the camera media. Most newer-generation digital cameras equipped with an LCD screen have a menu option that can format your media.
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SD card will not store pictures. camera says " please format card" although card has been previously formatted and previously used.

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My daughter has a polaroid a310 camera. She has a

You need to erase the internal memory. With no card in the camera, go into the menu and find "format"...follow the on-screen instructions. Then, insert the card and do the format thing again. This will erase the card so download any pics from it you want to save using a card reader if necessary.

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Take no more pics until you've recovered the photos, take the card out of the camera. Here's some freeware photo recovery software that should be what you're looking for.

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