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Initializing my brother downloaded pictures the other day and now the camera won't work. when i turn it on it says "not initializing". what does this mean

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Re: initializing

Hi , scan the camera with anti virus , connect usb scan with anti virus.

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My finepix s1730 keeps saying to turn off and on again, but every time I do it says it again.. and because of this won't work.. can anyone help?

Hello Beth, The camera is trying to tell you that it has an internal malfunction, What this really means is the camera needs to be serviced / repaired.

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Sorry it says card error then card not initialized.

If you mean that your camera won't format the card, make sure you're using a card the camera can use. For example, if your camera can only use SD cards, then it won't work with an SDHC card.

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Ive been using the xd card on my fuji finepix s5200 for many times and today when I was about to upload the pictures in my laptop the card says it has to be initialized. How do I initialize a card and if...

I hate answering a question with a question but can't see a way around this. Are you using the camera to download pictures to the computer? If so what you need to do is purchase a card reader and I would suggest a card reader that does many different memory card types.

What this card reader does is steps completely around your camera and downloads pictures directly to your computer.

The Card Reader plugs into a USB port on your computer and looks at the reader (once the memory card is inserted) like an external mass storage device or external hard drive.

You then download the pictures from the reader/memory card to a file you create on your computer.

The nice thing about this is that it won't matter what camera you have or memory card you use the camera is no longer in the flow of pictures downloaded to the computer.

After the pictures are on the computer you can put the memory card back in the camera and "Format" the card this function is normally found in the set up menu.

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"initialize" means to format the card in the camera. This will erase it so download any pics first using a card reader if necessary. Then, with the card in the camera, go into the menu and find "format" or "initialize" and follow the on-screen instructions.

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Card not initialized

This usually means the card needs to be formatted in the camera but, this will erase all your vacation pictures. First, try downloading your pictures to your computer using a separate card reader. If that doesn't work, take the card to a store like Walmart that has a Kodak picture maker machine. You can print your pictures or make a cd from them. Then you can safely format the card in the camera.

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Can't take pictures due to memory card issue.

Try using a separate card reader to download your pictures. Then, format the card in the camera to initialize it.

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Card not initialized

The camera wants you to format the card in the camera. This will erase the card and optimize it for your particular camera. Make sure you've downloaded any pictures on the card to your computer first.

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Initialize a camera card

You downloaded the pics to your pc , so you really have not lost it , and NO once it initializes the card you will lose everything.

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As you have downloaded all the pics to ur computer. Take the card in ur hand, wipe it's copper plates firmly with your thumb, Insert the card in your camera and format it. It should start working. Mine worked.Good Luck

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