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Hello, I`ve bought a 4GB memory SDHC memory card to my Canon powershot A 430 camera, and when i put it in my camera - it says memory card error. I tried to unlock it by the small button, but didin`t help. What should i do?

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The A430 works with MMC and SD cards. It will not work with SDHC cards. You need to use SD or MMC cards, 2GB and smaller.

Posted on Nov 25, 2012

  • kakima Nov 25, 2012

    The A430 works with MMC and SD cards. It will not work with SDHC cards. You need to use SD or MMC cards, 2GB and smaller.

  • kakima Nov 25, 2012

    The A430 works with MMC and SD cards. It will not work with SDHC cards. You need to use SD or MMC cards, 2GB and smaller.

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