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Memory Stick reformatted in new camera

I have the well known problem with blurry color washed displays and photos in the DSC-F717. Have not fixed it yet (or found out how).

Also, I have messed up the 1 gig memory stick I was using.

I had bought a new sony camera $150 (7.2 megapixel, but no where near as good) to photograph coins. I reformated my old 1 gig memory stick with this new camea and it failed. I cannot reformat this now in either camera. What can I do to use this again?

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Re: Memory Stick reformatted in new camera

Digital Camera and Video Phone Number 1 800 222 7669 - it's automated, just say your model number, then "no" to accessories, then "no" to connection problems, then "picture" for ccd issues. Its that easy!

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The Sony DSC-F717 will only take upto a 256MB Memory Stick - larger size Memory Sticks will give the C: 13:01 error. Use a correct memory stick and your camera should be fine. Regards, Andrew

May 10, 2010 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-F717 Digital Camera

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Sony dsc-f717 memory stick error I have a problem with my camera mentioned above, error number is C:32:01 that shows after I take several pictures or a short video. I changed the memory card into a new one...

A letter and number error code of C:13:xx is an indication the recording media (floppy disk or Memory Stick® media) you are using is either not supported for use with the camera, not formatted properly, or is damaged or faulty. Since you have swapped out the memory already and reformatted it, we'll probably have to assume that the reader is dirty. But first make sure that you re-formatted the stick using the camera, not a computer, as Sony claims that a computer format is not supported.


Blow into the stick slot with a can of compressed air, using a q-tip. If it still doesn't work you may need to buy a commercial memory card slot cleaner.

May 06, 2010 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-F717 Digital Camera

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It keeps saying on the lcd memory stick error!

remove the memory stick, you should be able to see the backend of the stick, push it in and it will pop out. after removing the stick try operating the camera again.

Oct 27, 2009 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-F717 Digital Camera

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I have a sony dsc-f717 took several pictures and now i get format error 13:01 and can't retrieve the photos I've took and veiwed. Help retrieving

1st, try and download the pictures via your computer and a memory card adapter. If you're computer doesn't recognize the card through an adapter,

2) go to
Search by the model number of the Memory Stick. There is Memory Stick recovery software. follow the steps for the download and recovery.

3) On new/blank memory cards, I sometimes have to format the MS in the camera first, then everything works fine.

Jun 28, 2009 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-F717 Digital Camera

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Memory stick error

This is a problem with the battery connector inside the camera. It is common to the DSC F717 and this camera. It's, unfortunately, a pro camera repair issue on the 828. It can be fixed DIY on the 717. I did it to mine and now it works fine.

Dec 13, 2007 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-F828 Digital Camera

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LCD screen shows technical data and menus, but not subjects or photos stored

This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Sony should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check the following link for more info:

Applicable cameras include:
Cyber-shot DSC-F717, F88, P10, M1, P12, P2, P31, P32, P51, P52, P7, P71, P72, P8, P92, T1, T11, T3, T33, U10, U20, U30, U40, U50, U60, V1

CD Mavica MVC-CD250, CD400, CD500, and FD Mavica MVC-FD100, FD200

Dec 08, 2007 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-F717 Digital Camera

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Switch your camera to Setup on the control **** located on the top.

Take out the memory stick and press the reset button located inside the battery compartment.

Now switch on the camera and insert the memory stick.

If you do not get the error go to the little toolbox on the menu. Select the format option and proceed through the warning messages. Remeber you will loose all data on the memory stick.

Things should now work. If not some simple thing that sound bezare but has worked for me is pushing the memory stick in and out before the camera displays the error. Do this several times until the camera actually reads the stick and them format the stick first chance you get.

Good luck.

Oct 22, 2007 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-F717 Digital Camera

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Bright pink/red color

This is a defective CCD problem known to Sony. They'll repair it FREE of charge and even pay the shipping. Go here for details:

Dec 03, 2006 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-F717 Digital Camera

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DSC-F717 error messeage

Try and clean the contacts at the memory stick slot by using a contact cleaning solution. The solution should be available with any Philips service dealer or PC shops.

Nov 20, 2006 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-F717 Digital Camera

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