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Memory card error

I bought my camera approx. in february 07 and first time that problem appeared was in may - i realized that if i shoot in a highest quality mode - Large Superfine, the indicator says i have around 180 pix to shoot but after 40, a message appears "memory card error" and in the view mode, i can only see and download to PC the first 40 pix without a problem but instead of the others i have a dark screen, question mark and 'Untitled/Unknown picture' (smth like that). The pix number indicator in shooting mode then says '0' and it doesn't work anymore. Then I fixed the problem just by changing the memory card with the original camera one - 16 MB, shot some pix with it.Then changed again and it began to work, but with the same problem after the 40th photo, so I had to switch to the MF mode when shooting, wchich as you suppose - is ugly. Just before i went on a nice trip 2 weeks ago, it stopped to work and this time it seems forever :((( constant 'memory card error' message and 0 photos remaining. yeah i know i should have asked long ago but i was busy and forgot cuz wasn't using it often.
Anybody please help???? thanx in advance!!!!

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Re: memory card error


I have a similar problem with one of my older memory cards. I have replaced it with a newer one. I don't have the problem any more. I keep the old card as an extra, knowing that it will only store a few photos.

The comment by the GUEST sounds like a different problem. That problem sounds like the "memory card switch" is locked. This is physical switch on the memory card itself, and will not allow writing to the card.

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