Keep getting error message on memory card, will take one photo, then the error comes up. Auto focus also not working right. Took to camera shop but they can't say for sure if a pin is bent...but that doesn't appear to be the case by simply looking.
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Re: Sony Alpha 100 won't acknowledge memory card
I would suggest that you give the camera to Sony service to have a look at it. The regular shop would not have the proper test facilities to properly diagnose any in depth problems with this type of camera unless they were an authorized contracted service rep. The problem may be involved.
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It's just the memory card. This error message comes up when the card sustains damage to any degree. Did you lend your camera or card to anyone or put the card into the wrong reading drive by accident? It may be time for a new memory card/stick. Exchange it if it's still under warranty.
It's most likely a problem with the memory card. This message comes up when the card sustains damage to any degree. Did you lend your camera
or card to anyone or put the card into the wrong reading drive by
accident? It may be time for a new memory card/stick. Exchange it if
it's still under warranty.
Hi! I just had the same problem with my Sony A100, when I tried two different CF cards. I was getting the same error message as reported above: "Unable to use card" then "Format?" then that format fails. Thinking the camera
is broken, I checked online camera repair sites and also called Sony
directly. Sony's flat rate, and that of PrecisionCamera is $228 to fix
CF card failure. Then my daughter said, "the CF card in my room works
fine in the camera" - and lo and behold - it does. The CF card that
works is brand PQI and is marked Hi-Speed 60 2Gb. The cards that do NOT
work are marked SanDisk Ultra II 1.0Gb and SanDisk 128 Mb. So my advice
is, before you give up on the camera as broken, try a number of
different CF cards first.
The second cause of CF failure is if
someone has pushed a CF card in the wrong way. That can bend one or
more of the tiny metal contact pins in the CF socket in the camera.
Look carefully to see that all the pins are straight up. [I don't know
how one can straighten these pins, or if the whole socket would need to
be replaced...but at least you can determine the cause of the CF