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Card problem When I turn my camera on, I am promted to either format my XD or turn the power off. When I tried to format it the camera said that there is a card error and it stops working. When I tried to download the pictures using the Olympus Master software, it said the device wasn't ready. So, I can't take pictures and I can't dowload and free up my card. What should I do?

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  • Anonymous Aug 24, 2008

    I have a canon sd300. I'm am trying to use a SanDisk micro SD card and an adapter but, it keeps telling me memory card error and memory card locked. I checked and the card is not locked. What should I try?

  • TWells9504 Apr 01, 2009

    I have the same problem as described. When I turn the camera on, I can either power off or format the card. When I try to format the card, it says disc error. Fortunately, I was able to move the pictures from my card to my computer without any trouble...but now my camera wont work!

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I haven't had this problem with a Cannon card but it may be the same solution.
Take your card to a card reader, Walgreens, Target, or even your own printer or computer may have a card reader. If you can, view the photos get copies. Then see if a camera there can do what you cannot. Places like Best Buy have people there paid not by commission that love to help out to keep from having to look busy. If it's the card. Camera's aren't the best computers and formatting disks are not their specialty. It could be, the camera failed on one attempt and its program does not know how to deal with the failure. Computers on the otherhand like formatting memory and if they encounter a problem the isolate it and write arround it so it isn't a problem in the future.
Immagine you are writing a letter and their is a hole in the paper. So you stop writing and skip over the hole starting on the other side right? No problem when your reading it back you skip over the hole and keep on reading. You camera doesen't know where to go when it gets to the hole. It just knows the hole is an error. Paulpsps@aol.com

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Has your camera always done this? Or is this a recent problem.
Also, have you changed your memory card, and that has caused your error?
Some times if you use a higher capacity memory card than the camera can use (especially with the xD card format) you will encounter very wierd errors, as the camera is trying to read or save to the card.

One thing to check is the memory card type. Olympus uses the xD card, BUT in the last couple years they have changed the format, from an xD card to an xD card type "M". The type M has a different file structure, and older cameras, and ones that can't support the "M" format might give odd errors.

I checked Olympus' website and I did NOT find any drivers for your camera, which is odd. Try uninstalling and reinstalling your software, and also check your memory card. If you have an extra around, try using it (I wouldn't recommend go buying a new one as many places do NOT let you return memory cards).
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