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Screen reading memory card not initialized

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

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  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2008

    every time i turn it on it says card not initilized and won't let me take pictures

  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2008

    card reads not iniatialized

  • Anonymous Apr 30, 2008

    bought a xd picture card m1gb and it tells me not initialized and i don't know how to do this.

  • renatta Jun 02, 2008

    my memory card is reading card not initalized

  • Anonymous Jun 07, 2008

    How do I initialize my memory card?

  • Anonymous Jun 18, 2008

    the camera reads that the card not intialized

  • caj1953 Jun 22, 2008

    screen reads card not initialized

  • bearfreebird Jun 22, 2008

    new 2 gb olympus card put in camera screen says not intialized

  • gmurphy106 Jun 24, 2008

    I have a Fujifilm XD-picture card M 1GB and when I turn the camera on, it says card not initialized. How do I initialize my card?

  • cdsouza1 Jun 26, 2008

    tried xd 1gb M type for finepixA340

    I tried to follow instructions to initialize but having no luck! so frustrated....please help

  • dnlogaraj Jul 13, 2008

    hello i am using fujifilm a610 model. i brought new memory card. but it shows "CARD NOT INITIALIZED". Kindly advise me wat can i do. My email id is dnlogaraj@yahoo.co.in

  • mahogany1tri Aug 10, 2008

    I have the sake "Card not Initialised" problem. I have the - Fujifilm Finepix E550 - and I am using a - Fujifilm xD-Picutre Card.

  • akhavi Aug 13, 2008

    i have the same problems that not initializing

  • cas111654 Aug 27, 2008

    put card in to computer an it won't read the card , nothing comes up on the screen , so it is not even reading it, whats' up?

    Put card in for it to read and it won't read it ?????????????????

  • kilgallen6 Aug 31, 2008

    I took my camera on vacation and it took pictures; then all of sudden the camera or my PC won't read my Fujifilm XD picture-card. I don't want to loose my pictures...What can I do?

  • camera fuji Sep 07, 2008

    Fuji A330 digital camera-purchased new olympus M+2GB Memory card and error says 'card not initialized'. Can't take pictures!



  • Anonymous Sep 08, 2008

    same problem but with a 1gb card instead of 2

  • Anonymous Oct 26, 2008

    how do I initialize a new memory card?

  • b00tiful Oct 28, 2008

    Hi I was happily using my AB25 camera with the memory card working fine, then without warning 'card not initialised' came up on the screen along with a red bleeping light. Can you help me resolve this

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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?

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Hello,

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?

Fingers crossed.

D

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Kristina,

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.

Best regards,

Frank

Posted on Mar 07, 2008

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    Frank JR Mar 08, 2008

    Follow up to previous post:



    I didn't have the time to access the exact link below to check on your
    specific 2004 model year camera because I missed the Fuji camera model
    part, as I'm brand new to this site - so please forgive my previous
    oversight here.



    I was right though in my initial posted assumption that you bought the
    wrong XD memory card based on your Fuji FinePix A330 Digital Camera -
    as to it's older model year - in that your camera is limited to a
    512mb memory card.



    Make sure you buy the 512mb standard card if you still can find them.
    Otherwise check with Fuji Corp to make sure the M type card (faster
    read/write chip) will work in your specific model. The M type cards
    work just fine in my Olympus C-740 even though it was told to me they
    wouldn't work at all, but each digital camera is slightly different as
    to it's internal firmware (BIOS) chip.



    See the following camera info for your specific model at the link below under Storage Media:



    Steves Digicams - Fujifilm FinePix A330 - User Review



    I hope this now clears up any prior confusion from the previous post.



    Best regards,



    Frank



  • Frank JR
    Frank JR Mar 08, 2008

    Follow up to previous post:



    I didn't have the time to access the exact link below to check on your
    specific 2004 model year camera because I missed the Fuji camera model
    part, as I'm brand new to this site - so please forgive my previous
    oversight here.



    I was right though in my initial posted assumption that you bought the
    wrong XD memory card based on your Fuji FinePix A330 Digital Camera -
    as to it's older model year - in that your camera is limited to a
    512mb memory card.



    Make sure you buy the 512mb standard card if you still can find them.
    Otherwise check with Fuji Corp to make sure the M type card (faster
    read/write chip) will work in your specific model. The M type cards
    work just fine in my Olympus C-740 even though it was told to me they
    wouldn't work at all, but each digital camera is slightly different as
    to it's internal firmware (BIOS) chip.



    See the following camera info for your specific model at the link below under Storage Media:




    Steves Digicams - Fujifilm FinePix A330 - User Review






    I hope this now clears up any prior confusion from the previous post.



    Best regards,



    Frank



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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

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    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

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