I have a sandisk 1.0gb memory card and it was working great and then one day i was taking a pic and the red battery light came on in the middle of taking the pic and all of a sudden it went from being able to take over a thousand pics to a little over 100 then to 20 and now im down to just 3 i try to format it with my computer put it just sits thinking i have to take out the batteries in my camera to get it to stop
Van D UK is right. It seems suspiciously like a memory card corruption problem - maybe caused by the combination of the red battery light coming on and the act of taking the picture.
If you remove the scandisk card (camera off) and use a card reader to view the contents on a computer, you maybe can see if the file structure on the scandisk makes sense.
Presumably you have the camera user manual. This might help.
There might be some info about how to set up a new scandisk card. You might be able to rescue all the photos you have already on the existing scandisk card. I suggest you rescue them as a priority if you can. I suggest too that, in future, you download as a matter of habit all your photos (regardless) onto a computer. Having rescued as much as you can you can either re-format the existing scandisk card using the camera (if you can) or buy yourself another scandisk card.
I have had similar problems with my Sony camera and card. Try and get the correct card for your camera. I got some cards simlar to a Sony card but in the end I could only use one of them in the camera. The other had to do duty as file storers/transferers.
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Have you tried accessing the pictures via a card reader connected to your PC. It is possible the card is damaged and you will not be able to recover your pics. But it is worth a try. If you do not have a card reader take the card to a camera shop and see if they can see and manipulate the pics to another card, then reformat the card and reinsert it to see if it then reads anmd writes.
There are a few utilities available on the internet that may be able to recover at least some of your files, even after you tried to format. I have used this program several times to retrieve customer data from damaged memory cards. I hope this helps.
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when u insert card into PC, a window pops up close it, then open the my computer, double click the removable disk (J) if this 1 does not open D click another removable disk , once it opens, open Ur pics, then left click the pic and hold the left button and drag the pic on to the open window u opened for the SD card or right click the pic and copy the past it in the SD window, hope this help
There's no chance of you messing up the memory card further. Once the memory card dried up, you should be able to use an external card reader to look at the pics on it. This type of memory is less susceptible to corruption and therefore it can take a lot more punishment.
If you want to store more pictures on your 1 GB card you will have to set the camera to take lower resolution pictures. The only reason you need high resolution pictures is if you plan on blowing them up to huge prints. If you are just looking to save standard 4X6 inch pictures 800X600 is plenty of resolution and it will hold a ton of them. If you want to get a bigger SD card the largest you can go with this camera is 2 GB. Any higher is labeled SDHC or High Capacity. This model is not rated for high capacity chips so do not buy one. A 2 GB SD will double the number of pictures you can take and If you select a lower resolution like 800X600 You will be able to take hundreds of pictures. As far as your battery life goes you have to turn off the camera when it it not in use. After reading up on this device I have read that is not that great when it comes to battery power. But for an inexpensive camera it takes wonderful pictures. If you do want to take a special photo that you plan to print out 8 1/2 X 11 then take those pictures in Highest resolution. But for your regular everyday pics choose the lower setting. Experiment until you find the settings that work the best for the different things you are trying to do. If you need more help feel free to contact me at geokohler @gmail.com If you send me your number I will call you for free. I'm a digital pro and I love to teach people how to get the most out of their camera. Please take the time to rate this answer a fixya and I will help you whenever you ask. PS. You should go buy a 2GB SD card You will still be able to use your 1GB too for extra storage. Don't buy any larger than 2GB, remember the High Capacity rule. Let me know if you need anything else George
r u unable to copy d pics........???
tell me den i will give u soln
di tpe of error comes when memory card gets full....n dere is no space for more pics....
if u r able to copy d pics den copy it and format ur card
u can format it wid camera or by using external card reader...