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Hello, Please help. I have a nikon coolpix 4300 camera and after I downloaded my pictures on the computer I put the card back in and the screen says" this card cannot be used". What can I do?

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This means that the card memory can not be read, make sure the contacts are, clean. use pressurized air cans available from most places like, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Staples, etc.

lightly blow out the memory card and the camera slot, check pin alignment, Format the memory card on your computer first and re-insert in camera. Use another card to see if error continues.

Posted on Mar 15, 2008

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Hi,

This is a common error. You can only try to Format the Card. Once format, i believe this would fix the issue.

Also, try to use Camera without Card.

Unless, You need to send it for repair.

Note - Make sure batteries are all set.

Thanks.

Posted on Sep 02, 2009

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Hi,

This is a common error. You can only try to Format the Card. Once format, i believe this would fix the issue.

Also, try to use Camera without Card.

Unless, You need to send it for repair.

Note - Make sure batteries are all set.

Thanks.

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