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Memory Stick error c:13:01

When I use The Sony purple memory stick no problem.Bought Sandisk Duo
Pro I get memory stick error C:13:01

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Re: Memory Stick error c:13:01

The problem is compatibility - or lack thereof. The older Sony cameras such as DSC-S50 (I have one), which used the original version of the Sony Memory Stick, can't read the new Memory Stick Pro - even with the "Duo" adapter.

I don't know all the specifics but it has to do with how the memory chip interfaces w/ the camera, how the data is transferred -- newer models of chips/cameras use a different, faster method for data transfer which the older cameras/devices can't do. Similar to "serial" vs. "USB" vs. "USB-2" issues with older computers.

So, sorry to say, but if you have a DSC-S50 camera like I do or similar older model, you're stuck w/ the standard Memory Sticks - which I have just discovered are very hard to find any more. I just finished a sweep of all major electronic stores/outlets in my area (silicon valley - where there's plenty of them), plus many web sites. And all you can find new, now, are the Pro/Duo chips, 1GB & up.

Anyway I hope this helps!

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Re: Memory Stick error c:13:01

I second that motion!  I even tried copying the resident files from the "original" (64MB) Memory Stick to the formatted & blank "new" Memory Stick, to try to trick it into being an "original" and it didn't work!  C:13:01 error is what I keep getting, so after I run it over a few times with the truck, run it thru the washing machine, and set it on fire.......I'm taking the new one back to Wal-Mart!  Ce la Vie!

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the memory stick pro duo should fit right into the sony cybershot....
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