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Olympus Digital camera memory card problem.

My camera is a Olympus model no: u730 with an xD memory card. I removed the memory card as I had done many times before and inserted it into the computer to upload mu photos. My first issue was that the card was only showing half of my photos on the computer and secodnly when I removed the card and inserted back into my camera and turned it on it went straight to a screen with the only 2 options: Power off or Format and will not budge from that screen.
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Clean the contacts with a pencil eraser gently, or use a little alcohol on a q-tip. The cards are pretty tough, but are not designed to be removed hundreds of times, can you use the USB cable? Clean and format. If the card has irreplaceable pics on it, you can use card recovery software available on the net.

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