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  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2008

    When my camera is on its saying the card cannot be used how to solve this problem please help me

  • Anonymous Jun 04, 2008

    my camera says " this card cannot be used"

  • kamila_t Apr 20, 2009

    It already happend to me with the second memory card. After insert it into the camera it says..."This memory card cannot be used.Card may be damaged.Insert another card." But in the computer it still reads the pictures on the card. Please help.

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I had the same problem when I tried a new card recently. In my case the problem was how it was formatted. Unfortunately, the Nikon L3 that have does not allow you to reformat it if it does not recognize it. So instead I cleared the partition table of my memory card under linux by doing the following:
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/mmcblk0 count=4 bs=512
(WARNING: this will erase all data on the card)

After I did that, I was able to format it properly in the Nikon itself.

Posted on Aug 03, 2010

When I find out why, I'll say.
Fred, Leeds UK.

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The max size sd card is 256MB.

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

  • fivish99 Apr 29, 2009

    THE MAX SIZE SD CARD FOR THIS CAMERA IS 256MB.

    Dont try a bigger one, it wont work!

  • fivish99 Apr 29, 2009

    Its becoming hard to find small sd cards.

    Shops only sell 1GB + these days.

    Although you can get a 1GB for £4 it will be more like £12 for a 256MB.

    When the camera was new, a 256MB would have cost £30!




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Check and make sure the memory card is in all the way sometimes it looks like it is, but it's ejected a little bit so push it in all the way

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* memory card is not yet formatted for camera use
* memory card requires cleaning
* using a incompatible memory card
* camera malfunction

Here are some troubleshooting steps that you can do it by yourself. However if the error message still persist, you should contact your Canon service center.

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* memory card is not yet formatted for camera use
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Memory Card requires cleaning
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Using a clean pencil eraser can also be useful in cleaning the memory card but you have to be careful, slightly rub the eraser on the memory card.

Incompatible memory card
Please use a compatible memory card

Camera malfunction
In this case you have to contact you service center. It will be a big help if you can check if your camera is still under warranty to get a free service.

Please let me know if you have any questions and if this solution was helpful.


Thank you for using FixYa.

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