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Does not work with 8mb memory card. Why not please? Canon A540. Problem occurs when change a 2mb card for a 8mb card. Have not tried anything to fix problem

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The A540 is designed to work with SD cards. Your 8GB card (I assume you really mean gig, not meg) is actually an SDHC card (SDHC stands for Secure Digital High Capacity). While SDHC cards will fit into SD slots, they will not work in SD devices. You need to keep using SD cards, 2GB and smaller.

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