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When inserting new 4gb sd card, camera won't format. camera returns to "memory card required formatting"

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  • kakima Aug 19, 2010

    What make and model camera? Some cameras only work with SD cards. Your 4GB card is actually an SDHC card which, while fitting into an SD slot, won't work in it.

  • lorna7793 Aug 30, 2010

    thanks, took it to pc world and was embarrassed to be told it didn't accept hc cards. gutted as reglar sd's are few and far between in 1gb... nevermind. thanks again

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