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4gb Sandisk sd card -

Just bought this SDHC memory card. When I put iin my FX-01, the following message appears: "memory card error please check the card"

What can I do??? I leave on a trip tomorrow. Thank you!!!

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    The camera will not even let me bring up the menu option though.

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This camera will only take up to 2gb

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Go to the menu and select the new card and format it. After it formats, it should recognize and read the card.

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