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Memory card had the memory card out to download pictures, put it back in the camera and a red box with format set:ok, shows up, if I hit ok again a blue box which reads, format done but unable to do anything else after this.camera just beeps. have I managed to wreck the memory card? when I take it out the camera works. What type of memory cards are adequate/comparable. Thanks so much

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Make sure you have saved everything you want from the card on your PC, then format the card (FAT 32) with the card in the card-reader.

Then put the card back in the camera.

Can't guarantee this will work, but it's worth a try.

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