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Fully delete memory

I have had my camera for nearly 4 years.  I have never used a memory card to store my pictures or recordings. All functions have almost always been formatted at normal setting over these past years so I have experience in knowing the capacitance of the camera as to how many minutes of recording or number of pictures it can hold before the camera lets me know that "memory is full." Lately, the recording capability has been minuscule. I am only able to record less than 3 minutes of sound before it is full and less than a minute of video.  Any ideas as to how to completely empty out the memory or increase the capacity of the camera?  I truly love how this camera has performed over the years and the loads of memories it has helped me to capture.

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Get your self a memory card i have a 2 gig card it works great i tried 4 gig dont work
good luck Bill

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Camera keeps telling me to reinsert the memory card. I've tried to new cards. When I put the memory card I was replacing because it is full, it goes back into the camera just fine.


As a last resort you could copy the full card to a computer and then delete the pictures on the card and use that again.

Here is the error list from the camera manual.
This is all I can suggest from here.

"Reinsert the Memory Stick Error"

Insert the "Memory Stick Duo" correctly.

The inserted "Memory Stick Duo"cannot be used in your camera
(See below).

The "Memory Stick Duo" is damaged.

The terminal section of the "Memory Stick Duo" is dirty

Compatible cards.
Memory Stick Duo (without MagicGate)
Memory Stick Duo (with MagicGate) *1 *2
MagicGate Memory Stick Duo *1
Memory Stick PRO Duo *1 *2
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NOT compatible
Memory Stick (without MagicGate)
Memory Stick (with MagicGate)
MagicGate Memory Stick
Memory Stick PRO
----

Some Memory Stick Duo have a write protect switch on the back.
You cannot record, edit or delete images if you
slide the write-protect switch to LOCK with a
fine-tipped object



*1
"Memory Stick Duo", "MagicGate Memory
Stick Duo" and "Memory Stick PRO Duo" are
equipped with MagicGate functions.
MagicGate is copyright protection technology
that uses encryption technology. Data
recording/playback th
at requires MagicGate
functions cannot be performed with this
camera.

*2
Supports high-speed data transfer using a
parallel interface.

Oct 12, 2014 | Sony Cybershot S650 Digital Camera

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Memory card is full and when I plug in the USB cord and turn on the camera I get a message that my device is not connected or is busy, or that it contains no pictures!!


Causes of memory card corruption
  • Turning off a camera before an image is completely written to the memory card.
  • Removing the memory card from a camera while an image is being written to the card.
  • Removing the card from a memory card reader while files are still being transferred to a computer.
  • Batteries conking out as files are being transfered directly from the camera to a computer. Note: always make sure you have fully charged batteries before transferring images.
  • Removing the card from a card reader while folders and files from the card are open on a computer.
  • Opening, deleting, renaming or moving files on the card while its contents are open on a computer.
  • Using a memory card which has not been formatted in the camera. Use the delete/erase function when needed, however a card should be regularly formatted.
  • Formatting a card in a computer instead of the camera.
  • Inserting a second memory card into a card reader before closing and removing the first when viewing images on the card from a computer.
  • Taking photos when camera batteries are nearly empty.
  • Taking photos too rapidly so the camera can not complete writing one image before starting the next.
  • Continually shooting and deleting, shooting and deleting images when the card is full.
  • Letting a memory card get too full before downloading the images to a computer or storage device. Cards that are too full may overwrite the card headers.
  • Using a memory card from one camera in a different camera without formatting it in the new camera first.

Feb 28, 2008 | Cameras

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What do you do when camera says internal memory filled.


Digital cameras store pictures on their internal memory. Often users transfer their photographs to memory cards, because memory cards store more data and are accessible in computers, other digital cameras and other devices. When you want to move pictures stored on the internal memory card, do so through the camera's menu
1 Place the memory card into the digital camera.
2 Turn on the digital camera.
3 Access the digital camera's menu. Digital cameras have a button labeled "Menu" near the LCD screen. Push this button to open the menu.
4 Select the Pictures option. Select the photos on your internal memory using the "Select" or "OK" button on the arrow pad on the back of the camera. Click "Copy" and choose "Memory Card" to copy the files to the memory card. If there is more than one picture that needs copying to the memory card, perform this step for each picture.

Have a good day! Smile : )
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Sep 04, 2011 | Kodak EasyShare V803 Digital Camera

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My camera got stuck on video-I turned on and off several times to get to snapshot mode--somehow the files got deleted--is there any internal memory or way to recover the pictures from my vacation?


You should be able to, follow the steps below... How to Recover Deleted Pictures from a Memory Card
Everybody has a digital camera these days. More and more people use digital cameras to record wonderful moments. But it seems digital pictures are easier to lose than traditional film pictures because the digital camera has a useful but dangerous delete button or feature. An operation mishap may delete one or all of the pictures instantly. Do you think the valuable pictures were permanently lost? NO! In most cases, there are some easy ways to restore them.


memory_cards.gif A digital camera stores the pictures you take as separate files on a flash memory card (also known as "digital film"). There are many different types of memory cards such as SD, CF, xD Picture Card, SmartMedia, Memory Stick, the MMC Card and more. In addition, each card type has different brands like SanDisk,Kingston and more. They have different sizes, capacities and appearances, but they are just the same when acting as storage to hold pictures - they are similar to your old floppy disk or hard drive. When you delete one or more pictures from your camera, your camera locates the picture files on the memory card, then "deletes" them and marks the leftover space as usable. In most cases, for fast processing, the camera doesn't delete the picture file body but leaves them as is, which makes it possible for us to retrieve them after deletion. deleted_pictures_download.gif Recover your deleted pictures within several minutes. Download Free Trial Now!

Okay, let's begin. To recover the deleted pictures, you need to connect your camera to your computer (usually via USB). If your camera does not appear as a drive letter in "My Computer", an external USB card reader is necessary. You may find such card readers from local computer shops, Amazon, BestBuy, or Wal-Mart. They're very cheap and very useful, not only for data recovery, but also for photo retrieval and processes in daily life. When you insert the card in the card reader, and connect the card reader to your computer, it will appear as a drive letter in "My Computer", which will allow a software tool to access the data on the memory card.

If you have your camera or card reader connected, you may download the picture recovery software CardRecovery by clicking this download link.

It's a small download and you may get it in less than one minute. Run the downloaded executable file and follow the instructions to install it on your computer. Then launch it. It has a wizard-style interface and it's very easy to use.

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Click "Next" on the welcome window, it will bring you to Step 1. In Step 1, you may specify the drive letter of your camera or card reader, as well as other options including file type to retrieve and destination location to save the recovered pictures. Click "Next" to Step 2 and the scan will start. Depending on the capacity of your card, it may take several minutes for the software to fully scan your memory card. The found pictures during the scanning process will be listed. You may preview the detected pictures as thumbnails in Step 3, and choose the deleted pictures that you want to recover. After that, click "Next" again and CardRecovery will save the selected pictures to the location you specified in Step 1.

card_recovery_step3_small2.gif

Your deleted pictures are recovered and got back again. It couldn't be any easier and faster!

Tips:

1. Don't put additional pictures on your memory card if you find you have deleted some pictures by mistake. Otherwise it may cause overwriting and make them unrecoverable.

2. Use an USB 2.0 connection if available to connect your camera or card reader to your computer, it may make the scan much faster than an USB 1.0 connection.





May 02, 2011 | Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z700 Digital Camera

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I have panasonic lumix DMC ZX1. when trying to take pictures it says pictures will be stored in inbuilt memory inspite sd card being inserted in right place and empty.


Welcome to FixYa.

Before using the memory card, it should be fromatted. Possible reason is memory card is not yet formatted for camera use.

*Note: Use the camera itself when formatiing the camera. Using PC's or another camera in formatting the memory card may cause a "CARD ERROR" message.

If the switch on the card is set to "LOCK"; operations such as formatting, recording and deleting cannot be performed.

Please let me know if you have any questions and if this solution was helpful.


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Apr 12, 2011 | Panasonic DMC-ZS1 Digital Camera

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How to delete photos


Hello there. Memory cards have a memory, but not the way you are worried about. The cards can be used over and over again and store the pictures that the camera is taking as it takes them but if you delete the pictures from the camera's delete button, the memory card will be clean and ready to take new pictures and as someone suggested, you can go into the menu of the camera and use the "select the FORMAT your card option" which will wipe out all picture information and leave the memory card clean and ready to record new pictures again. Old pictures are history, never to be seen by other human eyes. :)

Mar 10, 2011 | Aiptek Cameras

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I own a Canon EOS Rebel XTi. This camera is unpredictable; i.e., I never know when it will decide not to record an image. I have reset it many times to the manufacturer's default settings, and then it...


Okay at least the memory card isn't locked or it wouldn't be taking any pictures. Couple things one is did your format the memory card before using it? Do you format the memory card after downloading pictures to the computer? Do you just unplug the USB cable or remove the memory card from a card reader before doing a safe disconnect? What I believe is that you delete and delete and delete pictures from the card and it's not corrupted with a lot of useless data residue. Short answer to your problem is format the memory card in the camera you intend to use it in. Have a great day

Dec 26, 2010 | Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTI Digital Camera

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How to delete images off a sandisk extreme 3 2.0gb compact flash%3F


Pop your memory card into your card reader, wait about 15 secs and it will appear on your computer as a drive. Double click on this drive and you will see either a lot of icons corresponding to the photos on the card or a lot of thumbnail pictures of the photos. Again right click on the drive and click on select all on the popup box. When all the icons or thumbnails are highlighted left click on them and the click on delete on the next popup box. Whatever you do DON'T try to format the card with your computer. If you want to format a memory card for a camera always use the camera's format function to do so.

By the way, the photos can also be removed by using the delete function in your camera's menu display.

Make sure the record inhibit tab on the memory crd isn't activated. If it is you won't be able to delete anything.

Apr 21, 2010 | SanDisk Extreme III 2GB Secure Digital...

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Powers on, lens extends, 3 beeps, lens closes, camera turns off


Try doing a couple of things.

1) remove and digital media cards.
2) turn the camera on and delete any pictures that may be stored in the camera memory (not on a removeable card)
3) remove the batteries for 60 seconds
4) replace the batteries without the media card and lay the camera on a flat surface with the lens pointing up (5) The lens should retract.
6) Turn off the camera
7) replace the media card and turn on.

I think the camera was getting hung up on the pictures stored in the camera's memory.

Aug 17, 2009 | Cameras

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You can add memory to your camera by purchasing an xd memory card.
Compatible cards
xD-Picture Card (16MB – 1GB)
There are two ways to record the pictures you take with this camera.
Recording pictures to the internal memory
• Pictures are recorded to the internal memory, and when the number of storable still
pictures reaches 0, you must connect the camera to a computer to download the
pictures, and then erase the pictures from the internal memory.
Using an xD-Picture Card (optional)
• Pictures are recorded to the card when inserted in the camera. When the card is
full, you download the pictures to a computer, and then either erase the pictures
from the card or use a new card.
• Pictures are not recorded to the internal memory when a card is inserted in the
camera. Pictures in the internal memory can be copied to the card using the
[BACKUP] function.
g“BACKUP Copying pictures in the internal memory to the card” (P.25)
“The card” (P.60)
Number of storable still pictures and recording length of movies
Still pictures
Movie
• If you use a non-Olympus card or a card used for another application, such as for
a computer, the message [CARD ERROR] is displayed. To use this card with this
camera, use the [FORMAT] function to format the card.
g“MEMORY FORMAT (FORMAT) Formatting the internal memory/card” (P.24)
Additional shooting tips and information
Increasing the number of pictures that can be taken
IMAGE QUALITY Image size
Number of storable still pictures
Internal memory Card (128 MB)
SHQ 2816 × 2112 2 25
HQ 2816 × 2112 6 76
SQ1 2048 × 1536 8 108
SQ2 640 × 480 60 726
IMAGE QUALITY Image size
Remaining recording time
Internal memory Card (128 MB)
HQ 320 × 240 (15 frames/sec.) 32 sec. 6 min. 37 sec.
SQ 160 × 120 (15 frames/sec.) 2 min. 8 sec. 26 min. 28 sec.

Dec 15, 2007 | Olympus FE-170 Digital Camera

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