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Memory card error

I bought a new memory card because I needed 2 of them 1 for my digital picture frame and 1 for my camera. Today I put the new one in my camara and it said memory card error. I put in the one I have been using and now it says memory card error also. The old one worked fine this morning. To sum it up both cards says memory card error. I hope you can help me because I need my camera for Christmas Eve party. Thank you in advance

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    I have a brand new canon S5 IS camera which was working fine with the 32 MB memory card (for the first 10 pictures). The I bought a 1 GB memory card and am receiving "memory card error". I am trying to follow the instructions in the manual and am not having any luck. Troubleshooting says that I need to go to 'tools' and then click on 'format'. Well, 'format' is gray and will not let me select it. I cannot find anything else in the instruction manuals relating to that. Can anyone help with this?



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