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I formatted my camera with memory card in it and now it wont save pictures I take to the card.

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Try removing the card, and replacing it back in. Attempt to see if the images are on the card that you deleted. If they are gone, format the card again, and repeat removing the card and replacing it. It should work after that. If it doesn't, it is a faulty generic card.

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The Card requires formatting: Additionally, the camera is unable to capture any new photographs.

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These memory card needs to be formatted before you save any new pictures. It is always a good practice to take backup of card and format it before use. This enables you to fight with any damage done to the memory card and to erase the old data saved on the card. However, the probability of card getting corrupted again (after you have saved new data) still exists.

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Check the names of your picture files on the computer and compares the endings (.JPG or .BMP or whatever) between new pictures that come directly from your camera and pictures that you have edited and resaved.

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Welcome to FixYa.

First, I suggest that you have to clean you memory card using soft and dry cloth after that try to format it again and save it.

After you formatted your memory card, now try to upload it to your computer. Sometimes memory card wont work because is not formatted for the camera used you said that you already formatted it before, possible that you forgot to save all the settings and formatting that you've done before.

I hope this information can help you to resolve your issues.

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Check memory card from computer with card reader.
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