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My camera says "this card cannot be used" it had been working fine. I can't even look at any of the previous pictures

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The card may have failed or become corrupted. You should try to read the card on a computer or card reader and see if you can retrieve your pictures. If you can good, if not they are likely gone. You may be able to get the card working again by formating it using the camera or a computer. Usually the card needs to be replaced.

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