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Mamyia ZD flashing busy

I have just encountered the same problem - did you ever find a solution? Disconnecting the battery stops the flashing, but it starts when I turn it on again.

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It happened to me last year in July 2008. All the images were wiped off the card.
I was told by Robert White cameras in Poole, Dorset, England from where I bought the camera that it was a card problem. With the card connected to your Mac by a reader, go to Apps, Utilities folder, Disc Utility. Select the card from the menu on the left. Select Erase and then choose how many times you want to erase. This will take a few minutes but will clean the card. Never use a card from another camera. Just use cards for use in the ZD only.
I have not had the problem since.
Cheers, Tony

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I took the battery out. Put it back in and it was fine.
Haven't had a problem since.
I guess the trick is not to let the battery die while you're shooting or while the camera is connected to a computer. Obviously.

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

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