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Camera displays Not formated on screen when turned on

I have a Coolpix 4300 camera and a media gear usb 2 card reader to transfer pics to my pc. Tranfering the This time the pc could not read the card and i was unable to transfer the images. i put the card back into the camera and when turned the camera on, the message on the screen says the card is not formatted and asks if i want to format it, and if i do i will loose the current images on the the card.
I would like to try and keep these images. Is this possible and how?

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Re: Camera displays Not formated on screen when turned on

I assume you are using Windows PC, Linux or Mac OS solutions are different. There is a number of software you may want to try before giving up, for instance
you may even find a free one for PC as well

Good luck and let us know

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Here are some steps to run through to make sure the camera works as you'd expect it:

  1. Ensure that all cables are properly secured from the computer to the camera.
  2. Ensure that the memory card has not been dislodged from the camera.
  3. Check the camera's memory socket and the memory card for debris. A can of 'compressed air' can work wonders (typically available at any computer store).
  4. Make certain that the port connecting the camera to the computer is not damaged. Look for any bent pins in the camera's memory slot. Try replacing the camera cable. If the camera uses a USB port, try another USB port. If you don't have another USB port available, try plugging in another USB device to verify that the USB port is working.
  5. Check the power source on the camera. If you're using batteries while attempting to transfer the pictures to the PC, try changing your batteries, recharge the batteries, or use an A/C adapter.
  6. Try reinstalling the digital camera software on your computer. In most cases, reinstalling over top of the existing software will resolve this issue.
  7. Take the media out of the digital camera and attempt to download it to another computer. If all else fails, try formatting the camera media. Most newer-generation digital cameras equipped with an LCD screen have a menu option that can format your media.
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I'm trying to download pictures from my Nikon Coolpix. The camera has a fully charged battery and is plugged in via the USB port. However, when I launch the Nikon Transfer process, I cannot select any...

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Also, try to use Camera without Card.

Unless, You need to send it for repair.

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