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CF Card I have an error message when I install my CF card. The message reads that there is a error on the CF card. I have purchased two new Sandisk CF cards and get the same message.

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    I have an error message when I install my CF card. The message reads that there is a error on the CF card. I have purchased two new Sandisk CF cards and get the same message.

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Please post back the error message you notice.

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