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Fiji s5500 keeps saying card not initialized

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  • lizard27 Jun 29, 2008

    card not initialized

  • Anonymous Jun 29, 2008

    This always happens when I hook up to my girlfriend's Mac. iPhoto does something to the memory card...never happens with a PC though. Fix is the same - reformat the card!

  • mikeles Aug 11, 2008

    I am having the same problem with my S5500. 1GB memory card. the camera is saying the card is not initialised, and when I attempt to format the card in my PC it tells me the computer was unable to format the card.

    this is the first time i have had troubles with this, and as a result I have lost 1000 photos that i was in the process of transferring to my pc.

    is there anything else I can attempt to do to have this card saved?

    thank you.

  • pcermak Sep 13, 2008

    memory card not initialized after using iphoto on mac
    can not format card dont know how

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If you have no data on the memory card, you should hook up the card to the computer. If your computer doesn't have a slot to insert your memory card, hook the camera up to the computer. Then format the memory card (if you don't know how to do that, reply and i'll type it out for you...)

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