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FORMAT ERROR I have inserted floppy disk and error message keeps appearing. Format error-have tried several types of disks and nothing will work-also have inserted memory stick-getting same message-HELP ME PLEASE. Contact me at Thanks

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  • Skyranger61 Feb 02, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem, keep getting the FORMAT ERROR message using a memory stick or floppy disk. The flashing code on the camera screen is C:13:01 which according to the manual says the disk/stick is not formatted correctly, but this is not the case as both work in other machines. I phoned the Sony Helpdesk in the UK and they claimed they had nothing to do with Mavica ! After getting passed around 4 or 5 different phone numbers / departments I gave up. Hope someone here can help.

  • Anonymous Jun 05, 2008

    Everytime I put a floppy in the camera will read Format error C:13:01.  I have tried difference floppies, charged up the camera.  Please email me at  Thank you



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You may have a bad floppy... Just like floppy drives in PCs sony floppys do go out. If you search around as I did (sorry don't remeber the link) you can find diagrams on how to replace the floppy and they are available for sale! I think we found some for $25 per. Good hunting!

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