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Memory stick is blank

Viewed photos on tv. When I put memory stick back in camera, it is blank. 'access' posts. Get message about memory stick error. Not sure how I could lose all the photos on the memory stick.

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Can you still see them on the tv? If so, you could get a card reader and download the pics to your computer. Then, you could format the card in the camera to get it working again.

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