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Hi. I have an s2 pro fuji camera. bought a new 4gig x133 CF card. inserted - camera says "card not initialized" computer does recognize the card. formatted it on my pc, still the same problem. Can it be that the card's too modern for the camera? what else can it be? the camera does recognize my old 512mb x80 card. please help. Thank you.

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I believe the max size memory card the S2 Pro will accept is 2MB.

Posted on Sep 05, 2010

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    Sorry, I meant 2GB,
    the max size memory card the S2 Pro will accept is 2GB

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I was able to format a SanDisk 4GB card in another brand point and shoot digital camera and then use it successfully in the Fuji S2. I haven't tried anything of a larger capacity.

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Error message card not initialized. It's been formated, and new batteries installed. what is the next thing to try?


Sounds like you pulled the card out while it was still uploading images to the computer, corrupting the card. So...a.- to try to recover the photos, you'll need photo recovery software, like digital photo rescue or others available via an internet search and...
b.- you'll need to put the card into the reader after you're done and reformat in FAT (not FAT32, not NTFS) so the card will be readable again in the S2pro.

What would happen is this: people would attach the card to the computer and delete using the computer. This can create a recycle bin on the drive. The next thing is that the card might be "unmounted," in that many people will just pull the memory card out of the reader and stick it into the camera without first unmounting the card.

This leave the card in an "open" state which the S2 Pro cannot properly read. The solutions:
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2.- plug it into your computer, and then properly unmount the drive using the taskbar, then pull the card out of the reader after you've been told it's safe to remove the card.


Since you describe a power issue as a possible initial cause, your final option is a new memory card. Also, only format in FAT format, since that's what the S2 Pro can see; not FAT32. You might also try formatting in another camera and then the S2 Pro.

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From what i can find the Fuji S2 DSLR can only take up to a 2gb card, so this would explain card error the camera cannot register the space available.

I am getting more problems like this the card manufactures bringing out these large high speed cards, but only the newer cameras can use them, the older ones just show an error.

Similar problem with the computer especially if you have bought one of the new udma cards (305x speed) your computer or card reader might be letting you down. Have you tried formating the card in the computer and then writing a file to it, this will determine if there is a fault with the card.

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