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Psion 5 fc card

I formater a flash memory card for my psion 5 series.on my laptop and now it wont work on the psion pda.the psion keeps saying no disk.please can you help as i am a pensioner and cant afford a new card.
thank you john.

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Re: psion 5 fc card

The formatting is supposed to be identical on Psion and PC but in practice they are not. You should never try to repair a CF card on a PC for instance as it messes with the filesystem making it unusable on the Psion. Try to format the card on the Psion if you can, or if possible find or borrow a camera which takes CF cards and use that to format the card - that should do the trick.

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