Question about Cameras
Ok i have a Nikon coolpix s210 digital camera. Today i took out the memory card and tried to upload the pics onto my laptop like i usually do..but it wasnt reading the card (it has done this many times, i put it in and the computer beeps to let me know something was attached but nothing pops up and when i go to my computer to open the 'removable' disc folder or whatever its called there is no option for that, it usually takes me numerous times to put in and take out the sd card before the computer actually reads it and lets me open it) so i tried it a few times and it still wasnt working..i took out the sd card and i slid the little gray swith on the card up and down and put it back in and it says the card is not formatted and it needs to be formatted..i put it into the camera and it says the same thing. PLEASE HELP i cannot lose all the pictures on my sd card...how can i possibly get them on my computer before i format the sd card? it wont even let me look at the pics or anything..i tried to upload the pics through the usb cord from my camera but it says there are no pictures or files..please please please help me i will be sitting here waiting for a response, and i will greatly appreciate it..thank you!!!!
I had the same problem with my 4Gb card that has 750 photos on it. I tried doing different things, however, it did not work. At last I took the card out and blew on its chips, gave it a good shake and put it back. Then, the miracle happened. It could read all my photos. I guess there was some dust that had accumulated on the chips at the back of the card. Hope it can help you, too.
Posted on Nov 06, 2009
Dont worry, you can try to recover the files from memory card which says needs to format, take a look at this guide that helped me before
Recover data from asks to formatted memory card
hope this helps.
Posted on May 16, 2013
My SD card was doing the same thing. I t took awhile but i figured out how to solve the formatting issue. I had used my card in two different cameras a canon 790is and a cheap kodak that my daughter had. the problem was the pics that were takin on the kodac would show up as unidentified pics when i placed the card into the canon. Luckily it was only two pics. I deleted the two pics. took the card out plugged it into my laptop and boom it worked. I was able to download the remaining 125 pics without any format error. Hope this helped out.
Posted on Jun 10, 2009
It happened to me too!! It happened to my cell phone memory card, I need help, I don't want to format it , so what should i do????
Posted on May 31, 2012
Go eat a bag of dicks ugly
Posted on Dec 25, 2011
I have the same problem too
Posted on Aug 23, 2008
I had the same problems too! Now i just do rough sketches instead of taking pics that way i dont have to worry about it anymore. Good luck!
Posted on Jul 18, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You can't. The S210 was designed as a camera, storing high-resolution pictures (and videos) to a memory card. It was not designed to stream low-resolution videos live to another device.
Posted on Jun 21, 2010
It sounds like the lens focus is stuck. If you don't have experience in camera repairs, you should give it for a repair to your local Nikon service center or other camera service center.
Posted on Jul 31, 2009
Most cameras are not that hard, if you are careful and willing to make notes of where each screw came from.
Be sure to get the correct screwdriver to fit the screws correctly and use enough pressure directly to loosen each screw...this is quite important, because if you strip the screw's head, it can be messy.
Most LCD screens are directly under the back cover, and can be replaced usually, once the back is off, remove three or four screw which will hold the LCD frame on. Once that is loosened, then you can carefully remove the screen and see if you need to remove anything else before loosening the cable plug. Take care here, because there are a few different ways these cables may be connected. Some are simply pushed into a connector. Some have a socket which has locks which must be loosened to remove the cable. These little sliding plug connectors are delicate, so you must take it slow and not rush the job. Some of these fold up to loosen, some simply slide away a bit to loosen the plug lock.
Most anyone who has done any delicate work on anything electronic will understand what I am talking about here.
A repair manual may be able to be downloaded for free, but you may have to be a member (usually free) in order to download manuals. Some may charge a small fee for the pdf file.
Hope it all works okay.
Posted on Sep 11, 2009
Testimonial: "Thanks for the suggestions and help. It worked."
There are no official firmware updates for the S210. The currently available firmware updates are posted at
If you do want to update it with some other piece of firmware, simply put it onto an SD card in a folder named "firmware" and plug the card into the camera.
Posted on Jun 03, 2010
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