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Memory chip not initalized

When i bought a new memory card for the camera and inserted it, it said card needs to be initalized. how can i do this

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Sometimes the camera makers forget to explain that "initialized" means the same as "formatting". Look up "formating" in your camera manual (also available as a download from

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