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Card will not format

Screen says"card has wrong format"
press ok to format card

When I press O.K. next screen says "unable to format

When I put on my camera there is a message saying card error, but when I press the format button option another message shows up saying format error and the camera then switches off.

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Memory card? and SD card? whatever the card hook your camera to a usb to computer and find it under "my computer"

look at all your drives you should have like c, d , e, f, g, h, select the last drive and see if it finds your card if so try formatting it through the computer, whatever you do dont select c or d to format. if problem persists buy a new SD. I find good deals on ebay or Walmart.

Posted on Feb 21, 2008


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