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Memory card error

Hi,Watever memory card I insert either new or old it shows "memory card error" everytime I switch on my camera. Please Help.

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  • subhasholi Sep 14, 2009

    Hi,

    Thanks for the solution I had tried this before posting the problem here. It was not working.

    Any way I found 1 solution for this problem.

    Just I removed memory card from socket, cleaned the socket, waited for some time and then inserted card back to the socket. Now, Its working fine :-)

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Usually, this means you need to format the card in the camera before using. This completely erases the card and optimizes it for the camera.

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