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Unable to Use Card

My Konica Milnolta Dimage Z10 digital camera is giving me the message unable to use card. I thought the SD card was bad so I tried a new one but I got the same message.

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  • Anonymous May 22, 2008

    I had exactly the same problem. It can be fixed easily. Put in "playback mode", that is switched to display images in memory. Then press "Menu". There is a "Format" option under #1 in the Playback menu. Formatting this way should fix your problem. (No good to format via your computer.)

  • smcguire2001 Jul 12, 2008

    Using a combination of these suggestions I was able to resolve the problem with my camera. I formatted the card on the camera in playback mode and then formatted it on my PC. Now all but one of my cards works. I think that 16mg card may have started my problem because the card reader on my pc will not even detect it. Actually, if I insert that card my entire pc freezes and I have to manually shut it off and back on again to work. I don't know if that could have caused my camera to indicate problems with other cards or not. Anyway, thanks for everyone's comments and help!

  • Anonymous Jul 23, 2008

    I have tried to format the card numerous times, but it keeps popping up with
    the same error. None of these solutions seem to be helping me. Sorry,
    any other ideas????

  • rahmansyed8 Oct 21, 2008

    i hav knoica minolta Dimage z10, wen ever i insert the card its says unable to use card. I formated the card using FAT and insert the card but still doen't help. keep coming for same thing unable to use card? plssssssssss help.



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My Z6 does the same thing every now and then.

The only way I can get the message to stop (and that annoying warning chime) is to pop the card in and out real fast with the camera turned on.

It seems as though these Konicas are REALLY picky with the cards, and this is a well known issue. Also, make sure the little "lock" tab is in the "unlock" position.

You can also try taking the batteries out, and holding the on/off button for 1 minute. That resets it back to factory defaults, and clears out any "bugs". Sometimes it helps.

Sometimes using a card reader and manually formatting the card works too.

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Remove the card from the camera verify that the lock unlock switch is in the unlocked position.

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Tried all three hints, but no help. I will try a 7 mmc if I can find one. Just bought a roll of 35 mm and that old camera works like a charm.


Posted on Sep 16, 2014

Hi! i just bought the cam and having the same problem, but i fix it doing what is written here, thanx.

PD: Excuse my english, y speak spanish :D.

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Hey there all,
i had the same card error problem with my z10 i tried formating with the camera my computer and even with other cameras all for no result...i knew the card was good it formated with other devices and performed as required..i then tried different cards still nothing except for an old 8mb mmc card...hmmmmm....i thought... so i took a chance on going to and finding a 1 gig mmc card for 11.00 dollars free shipping but nontheless it worked like a charm!!. the difference in the cards are that the sd has like 9 contacts and the mmc has 7 its probally a little slower in its transfer rate . i hope this helps any who has this same unable to read card error on their z10. its a great camera and takes great photos at least for its level of technology

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