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I bought a new 4GB SDhc card for my camera and keep getting message that it must be formatted... when I try to "continue" it kicks me out... Please help... taking my girl scout troop to disney this week and need to use the card...

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Take the card out of your camers, ensure that the notch on the left hand side is set to "Write enable".

Re-insert your card and format it via the camera menu settings.

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Hi. I have a Premier Digital Still camera who does not recognize the card , I got the camera without the card, so I bought an SD card and I entered. camera is not new. when I opened apear the message,...


The problem is that your camera is only compatible with SD cards, not SDHC cards. You bought a larger card for your older camera, not noticing that it was SDHC (or not knowing that it mattered). The new card doesn't work, not because it or the camera is broken, but because it's not compatible.

Cards up to 2Gb are generally SD.
Cards of 4Gb are generally SDHC.
Cards over 8Gb have to be SDHC.

(There are exceptions. Sometimes, manufacturers make 4Gb SDHC cards but some have errors; they disable half of the chip and sell it as 2Gb, but it's still SDHC. 4Gb cards are almost always SDHC because they're cheaper, but 4Gb SD cards do exist. They are so rare that I've even seen a guru on this site claim they don't. I did own one once, but it was very expensive and turned out to be so unreliable that I had to return it. I don't recommend looking for one, because of the problems.)

Your solution is to go find a 2Gb card, and be extra sure that it doesn't say "SDHC" on it.

aparat de fotografiat Premier este vechi.
Camera Premier nu utilizeaza "SDHC" card.
Camera Canon nu folosi cardul "SDHC".
Ai nevoie de a gasi un card "SD". Cardul nu trebuie sa spunem SDHC pe ea.

Feb 22, 2011 | Premier Electronics DC3A30 Digital Camera

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Tried to format new memory card for Ricoh Caplio R2. Camera just shuts down, no error messages etc. Card is an SD HC high speed 8 GB one.


The problem is that your camera is only compatible with SD cards, not SDHC cards. You bought a larger card for your older camera, not noticing that it was SDHC (or not knowing that it mattered). The new card doesn't work, not because it or the camera is broken, but because it's not compatible.

Cards up to 2Gb are generally SD.
Cards of 4Gb are generally SDHC.
Cards over 8Gb have to be SDHC.

(There are exceptions. Sometimes, manufacturers make 4Gb SDHC cards but some have errors; they disable half of the chip and sell it as 2Gb, but it's still SDHC. 4Gb cards are almost always SDHC because they're cheaper, but 4Gb SD cards do exist. They are so rare that I've even seen a guru on this site claim they don't. I did own one once, but it was very expensive and turned out to be so unreliable that I had to return it. I don't recommend looking for one, because of the problems.)

Your solution is to go find a 2Gb card, and be extra sure that it doesn't say "SDHC" on it.

Jan 27, 2011 | Ricoh Caplio R2 Digital Camera

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The message "Memory is full"


First have you tried formatting the card in your camera? If that doesn't help, how old is your camera? If more than a few years old, it may not be able to recognize the newer SDHC (4GB or higher) format (i.e. you'd need to use 2GB or less standard SD cards). Check on the support page of the maker of your camera to see if it's capable of using SDHC.

Dec 24, 2010 | Cameras

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Put in a 4gb SD card, camera says needs to format, I say ok, it say all pics will be lost, I say ok, and pick continue and then again it says needs to be formatted, and repeats this again and again


There are no 4GB SD cards. A card that size is actually an SDHC card. SD and SDHC cards fit the same slots, but they are slightly different. Many cameras won't work with the SDHC (high capacity) cards. SDHC is not backwards compatible.

Dec 06, 2010 | Kodak EasyShare Z740 Digital Camera

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New digital memory card inserted and camara reads memory card error


1. Try to format your memory card using a PC/Laptop.

2. Now, insert it in camera and check whether its working!

please rate this advice if it helps....tc! :)

Jan 02, 2010 | Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera

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Loaded new memory card, and screen reads memory card error-memory card locked. Removed new card from camera, nnlocked card, inserted card again, but received same message. Please advise.


I'm guessing you bought a new 4GB SDHC card. Although it looks exactly the same as a standard SD card, the format the card uses is very different. If your camera is more than a few couple years old, it's likely it was designed before the SDHC format came out. Sorry, but a SDHC card will not work with older cameras.
For older cameras, you'll need to use standard SD cards (usually those 2GB or less). But if you really want to use a 4GB card, do a Google search for 4GB SD "non HC", with the non HC in quotes. Believe Transcend makes one.

Dec 25, 2009 | Canon Cameras

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A530 has message "memory card full". tried 2 cards same results.


1. First, try to format both the memory cards using a PC/Laptop.

2. Now, insert it in camera and check whether its working!

please rate this advice if it helps....tc! :)

Dec 21, 2009 | Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera

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Just put in new san disk 4gb memory card and receiving error message - memory card error. I unlocked memory on card itself (that little gray sliver that goes up and down) What gives


I'm guessing you bought a new 4GB SDHC card. Although it looks exactly the same as a standard SD card, the format the card uses is very different. Unfortunately your camera was designed before the SDHC format came out. Sorry, but a SDHC card will not work with your camera.

You'll need to use standard SD cards (usually those 2GB or less). But if you really want to use a 4GB card, do a Google search for 4GB SD "non HC", with the non HC in quotes. Believe Transcend makes one.

Dec 21, 2009 | Canon PowerShot A610 Digital Camera

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I have loaded a new memory stick and get a message "memory card error" I have since tried another card and get the same maessage. Any idea waht the issue is.


Well if your camera is an SD600, I'm guessing that you bought a new 4GB SDHC card. Although it looks exactly the same as a standard SD card, the format the card uses is very different. Unfortunately your camera was designed before the SDHC format came out. Sorry, but a SDHC card will not work with your camera.

You'll need to use standard SD cards (usually those 2GB or less). But if you really want to use a 4GB card, do a Google search for 4GB SD "non HC", with the non HC in quotes. Believe Transcend makes one.

Nov 17, 2009 | Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital Camera

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Inserted new memory card error message:memory card error unable to access format under menu


I'm guessing that you bought a new 4GB SDHC card. Although it looks exactly the same as a standard SD card, the format the card uses is very different. Unfortunately your camera was designed before the SDHC format came out. Sorry, but a SDHC card will not work with your camera.

You'll need to use standard SD cards (usually those 2GB or less). But if you really want to use a 4GB card, do a Google search for 4GB SD "non HC", with the non HC in quotes. Believe Transcend makes one.

Nov 07, 2009 | Canon PowerShot SD630 Digital ELPH / IXUS...

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