Question about Fuji FinePix A330 Digital Camera
I bought a new memory card for the camera -- an Olympus XD M2GB. When I turned on the camera after putting in the new card, the screen read "card not initialized" and won't take photos. It's the ve of my sister's wedding and I want to take lots of photos - help please! Many thanks. Kristina Screen is reading memory card not initialized, so can't take any pictures but can view pictures on memory card via digital picture frame, or connecting camera directly to laptop. Please help asap
I bought a new memory card for my finepix A330 camera When I turned on the camera after putting in the new card, the screen read "card not initialized" and won't take photos.my son is going holidays 13/9/08 could you help me please Alex Richardson
Posted on Sep 11, 2008
Suddenly the fujifilm finepix 45fd camera memory card is reading NOT INITIALIZED. This was working fine until now. What does this mean?
Posted on May 12, 2008
I have the sake "Card not Initialised" problem. I have the - Fujifilm Finepix E550 - and I am using a - Fujifilm xD-Picutre Card. I have read many review stating that i simply need to format the card and this will fix the problem. My concerns is that the 512MB card was full of valueable photo's that I do not wish to erase.
As I live in a isolated area I do not have the ability to go to any camera store to ask for help.
Can anyone tell me how I can salvage these precious photo's before I format the card?
Posted on Apr 11, 2008
Not knowing what model Olympus camera you have, or how old it is - your new memory card "format" problem is one of 3 possibilities.
1st - If you have an older Olympus camera more then 4-5 years old the newer M & H series type cards over 256mb will probably not work in your older camera, as by the camera's internal firmware chip design of the camera itself. Some cameras were upgradeable some weren't as to the internal firmware chip as well as available software drivers depending on which computer OS system you were using ie: (WIN98SE, WIN2000, etc). Has to do with the memory card read/write chip speed as well, and also has to do with the physical storage size of the card itself. Some digital cameras were MAXED OUT at 512mb cards, some as low as 256mb. A 2gb card simple won't work in that/your camera in that case.
If you read the camera's user manual it will possibly tell you this, or else go online to www.olympusamerica.com and use this link:
View which cameras are compatible
Select camera model series and scroll down the model # and research the max card size & type you can use (3 basic XD card speed types available - regular XD - M type - H type).
If you are using the wrong type & size card you will need to return that card (if you can) and get the right XD size & type for your camera.
2nd - You should always FORMAT (same as ERASE ALL and FORMAT modes on most Olympus cameras) the new card, or any XD card for that matter in your camera itself. NOT THE HOME COMPUTER!!! The 2 format procedures are not the same!!
If you are re-shooting (re-using) the same XD card over and over again and then downloading the JPEG pix directly to the computer using a USB interface cable there usually is no need to re-format the card again as long as the XD card stays the camera and is not downloaded into a home computer via a "card reader". If you do the latter "card reader" then I would advise doing a card re-format in the camera again just to be safe!!
And lastly - If your home computer recognizes the XD card via a good "card reader" (do not FORMAT the XD card here btw, as you are just checking the card out to see it is GOOD is all), but the camera will not then that is a good sign your camera is OK, but it's just the wrong type & size XD card.
Hope this helps solve your camera XD problem not knowing which model you have.
Posted on Mar 07, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The trouble with trying to format large cards of 1Mb or 2 Mb is that in order to do so you need your original card or a card that currently WORKS. I have one of 16 Mb. Go to Fujis web help page and download the firmware fix "FinePixA340" to your PC. Run and extract the data file "FPUPDATE".Now you have to put this file onto the old card. I pasted it so it was "beside" the DCIM folder ( NOT the next one down 100_Fuji folder or it won't work). To copy and paste you may have to connect the camera to the PC or use a XD card reader/writer via a USB port. Having done that, put the card back into the camera if you used a XD writer and switch off the camera. For the next bit make sure your batteries are good or connect to a power supply. Hold down Disp/Back button and THEN turn on camera. It should have detected the new firmware data file. Follow the simple instructions-say yes and let the data file load--takes a few minutes. The camera should say the new version !.22. Now that the firmware has been updated , you can now format your NEW LARGER cards 1 or 2 MG. So take your old card out ,put the new card in and format. It worked sweet as a nut for both 1 and 2 MG. The trick is to use a card that already works,load firmware file onto this , update file onto camera, then format a larger card. Its what they don't say exactly that causes frustation. Happy formating campers
Posted on Dec 04, 2008
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