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Fujifilm FinePix S5000

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I have had this camera for six plus years with zero problems. I recentley purchased a 2GB Fujifilm XD card ( when I first purchased this camera 128MB was a huge card). I put the 2GB card in my camera and took many pictures and one short video. When I put the card in my XD card reader ( same one I have used for years ) The message came up on my monitor
"do you want to format this card?" then a warning that " You will loose all data if you format". I did not want to lose all the pictures so I removed the card and put it in my HP Photosmart 8250 ( the printer has 4 slots CF, XD, SD, MS ) never used it before but it allowed me to view and download all pictures and video. Because of the location and ease of use I wanted to use my XD card reader in the future. So after safely downloading all data from the 2GB card I put it back into the XD reader and hit " Format Card" then I put the card in the camera and it reads " Card Not Initialized " and will not function. What can I do to restore this card? Thanks NeilVowels@hotmail.com

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  • qrstu Mar 25, 2009

    I have the same problem--I bought a 1GB card for my S5000--will it harm the camera or the card to continue using the 1GB card and just download through the camera to my computer? The only thing that has not worked so far is downloading with the card reader.

  • Jaradamdean Apr 17, 2009

    I get the same error, on a Fuji S3, using either 2GB or 4GB cards. I can format those cards on my computer, but the camera will not see them. This is not on all my cards, only a couple. What gives?

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According to Fuji you camera can only use cards up to 512 meg.
Look here:
http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/accessories/card/index.html#compati
Scroll down to find your model, then look across the row to where it says Yes, it's under the red coloumn 16 to 512 meg.

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