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Format Error in Sony Cybershot

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I have this Sony Cybershot camera. I recently inserted a Sony memory stick of 1 GB into it and when I turn on the camera, it gives "Format Error"

The camera works fine with Internal memory. Please advise on what to do.

Thanks in advance,
Janet

When I insert the Memory Card, it shows "Format Error"

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There is no tools feature on the sony...select the 1st button lower right...all touch screen features appear...select menu in lower
left...select setup...camera 1 will display...select down arrow
twice until you reach format, the select...that should reformat
the memory...

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It could be a faulty memory card, but a more likely cause is that this stick isn't formatted yet. you can format it usually by bringing up the camera menu, then going to tools and format. you can also format it by using windows and a cardreader or your camera.

Posted on Mar 25, 2008

Hello
i have the same problem as mpandi
and to you solutions:
...when i format my memory stick,all the pictures i made will be lost or?
thanks for help

or in other words spoken; how cani save pictures i made , when suddenly "format error" appears on my camera display?

Posted on Oct 09, 2008

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If you have a computer with a memory card reader that takes the stick. insert it into the computer and goto my computer find the memory stick drive letter and format it their then retry the stick in the camera. also try to go into the cameras menu and try formatting it their if you cannot format the stick it is very possible it is bad.

Posted on Mar 25, 2008

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I think I solve the problem wih my sony camera.
After readin almost all posts on this problem I lost hope to save my photos from that "Format error" stick. So first I start to format the memory with the camera, after 5-6 minutes it says everything is formated. I restarted the camera but again there was a memory error message, but this time the blue screen has gone and I can see where lens are pinting. After that i start the format function again on my camera, but after a few seconds (just at the moment when it starts to format) i took put the batteries. When I put the batteries again the memory stick pro duo was empty. So I downloaded a program for memory restore (Rescover my Photos) Here is a link with program with C.. R... A.. C... K... http://www.2baksa.net/news/27705/
So that program found all the pictures and the movies that were on that stick. You must take a deep scan to the memory and have a full battery life to take out the pictures. So, good luck.

Posted on Sep 15, 2008

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ho un problema con la mia cybershot dsc-t5 come posso risolvere l'errore di formattazione C:13:1 su una memory stick duo prodotta da neo

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Welcome to FixYa.

There 3 possible causes why do you received an error message " reinsert memory card"

Cause
1 The inserted Memory Stick media is not supported for use with the camera.
2 The terminals on the Memory Stick media are dirty.
3 The Memory Stick media is damaged

Resolution
1 Ensure you are using the supported type and capacity of Memory Stick media for use with the camera
2 Use a clean pencil eraser and lightly rub the Memory Stick terminals to remove any oxidation or dirt build-up
3 Use different Memory Stick media

I hope this steps wil help you to resolve your isuues.

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Hi,
The camera may display a FORMAT ERROR if the inserted media is not formatted or if the media was formatted on a computer. This error may also display if the inserted media is not supported by the camera.
Try to remove and re-insert the Memory Stick media several times.
Make sure that the inserted Memory Stick media is compatible with the camera. DSCW310 Camera is compatible with the Memory Stick Pro Duo upto 32 GB.
You may also try formatting the Memory Stick media to resolve the issue. Format the Memory Stick media using the FORMAT option in the camera menu.
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This may also happen if the terminals on the Memory Stick media are dirty. Remove the Memory Stick media from the camera and use a soft dry cloth or pencil eraser to clean the contacts. Make sure there are no residual particles on the Memory Stick media before re-inserting it into the camera.
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The Camera may display the FORMAT Error if the inserted media is not formatted or if the media was formatted on a computer. This error may also display if the inserted media is not supported by the Camera. The maximum supported capacity and media used is Memory Stick Pro Duo with 1 or 2 GB.
If you've already captured the images in the Camera and the error message displays, then try to open different images captured in the Camera and check if the message appears for all the images.
If this happens with all the images, then remove and reinsert the MS (Memory Stick) in the Camera and check if it works. You may also try cleaning the MS terminals and also check if the Internal Memory of the Camera displays the error. If the issue persists, then insert the MS in the Computer slot and transfer all the images to the Computer. If the images appear normally in the Computer, then Format the media in the Camera. To Format the Memory Stick, select the Format option in the Memory Stick Tool Menu of the Camera. (Menu-->Setup-->Memory Stick Tool-->Format)
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