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Memory card error

When I turn the camera on I get the message "memory card error". The only button on the camera which then works is the menu button but it just brings up the screen and then the same error message. Yes, I have replaced the memory card and the first memory card works in our other camera so it is not a problem with the card. My computer also fails to recognise the camera when I connect it via the usb port. Any bright ideas?

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  • Anonymous May 31, 2008

    my problem is exactly the same as the other guys one can someone help me with it when i turn is on it says "memery card not formatted" and some tims it says "memery card errer" so i put it in the computer and it says "your memery card is not formatted do you want to format it if you do clik YES" so i cliked yes and it says card can not be formatted can u help me my memery card cost me $55 and i can not buy a new one and i have lots of stuff on it i dont wont to lose

  • Anonymous Jul 21, 2008

    Exactly the same issue, need help.

  • bs07 Sep 30, 2008

    Same problem with the pentax optio s5i

  • Anonymous Apr 14, 2009

    SAme prob, no solution

  • Anonymous May 23, 2009

    when I turn on camera, get memory card error message, same happens with abrand new card

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Hey man I have the exact problem my one is exactly the same i need help for it

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I have the same problem, just started this week. I've been using this camera for 4 years, over 8500 photos, with no problem like this...

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You need to format the card in the camera. Go into the menu and scroll to "format" and follow the on-screen instructions. This will erase and initialize the card . To download pictures, the most trouble-free way is to use a card reader and download to a folder you create on your desktop.

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Memory card formatting


Hi


how to want to format you Memory card through Mobile and through computer. the both way i describe you let chose which one you look easy.


Through Mobile.


Switch off the mobile and Insert your memory card in mobile.

Step 1.

Press the white menu button.

Step 2.

Select "Applications".

Step 3.

Select "File mgr.".

Step 4.

Double-click on "E: Memory Card".


Step 5.

Select "Options".

Step 6.

Select "Memory Card Options" and then "Format".


Through -PC


Formatting your memory card, flash drive or device:
1. Double-click My Computer, or Computer (for Vista)
2. Right-click the drive letter associated with your memory card, flash drive or device, then select Format
(in the sample image below, we right-clicked on H:)
WARNING: Make sure you select the correct drive letter.

3. Select a File system type.
NOTE: Select FAT32 for 4GB or higher capacities. FAT for 2GB or lower capacities
4. Click Start.



Memory card info and old cameras

Many previous old cameras and portable devices do not work if the card is formatted as FAT32 or NTFS file system. One of the following errors may occur if your device does not support FAT32 or NTFS:
- Error message asking to re-format the flash card.
- Error message that the flash card is not formatted.
- Error message indicating that the card is anomalous.

To resolve the above error, backup your data and reformat your memory card in FAT file system.
If the error persists, re-format the memory card using your camera or portable device.


Aug 02, 2011 | SanDisk 1GB microSD Memory Card

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Card error


1. Ensure batteries are fully charged.
2. Look carefully between the lens and the camera body for any sand, dirt or any damaged etc.
3. Try turning the camera with the lens facing down and shake to dislodge anything stuck
4. Try removing batteries and memory card, wait 5 minutes and refit the battery only.
5. Now turn on camera( with out card ) and see ,if working then fix the memory card & again turn on the camera. If working then fine .
Otherwise format the memory card and fix back in camera again & try. Make sure before format the memory card take a
back up all photos in your computer then format. If no luck then reset or restore the camera setting by pressing Menu key for 2 sec ..
in not done the press both Menu & self time key for 2 - 4 sec.

May 06, 2010 | Olympus E-1 Digital Camera

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Is San Disk memory card compatible with Digimax 401 ? I inserted one and got the message card errior.


Hi,
SD Memory Card is compatible with your Digimax 401 camera. You just need to format the card.
Formatting a memory card
** This is used for formatting the memory card. If you run [FORMAT] on the memory card, all
images, including the protected images, will be deleted. Be sure to download important
images to your PC before formatting the memory card.
** If the memory card is not inserted, the internal memory will be formatted.
** Be sure to format the memory card if you are using a newly purchased or non-initialized
memory card, if it contains data that the camera cannot recognize, or if it contains images
captured with a different camera.

Formatting a Memory Card
1. In any mode other than Voice Recording mode, press the MENU button.
2. Press the LEFT/ RIGHT button and select the [SETUP] menu tab.
3. Select the [FORMAT] menu by pressing the UP/ DOWN button and press the RIGHT button.
4. Select a desired sub menu by pressing the UP/ DOWN button and press the OK button.
- If [No] is selected : The memory card will not be formatted.
- If [Yes] is selected : A [PLEASE WAIT!] message appears and the memory card will be formatted. If you ran FORMAT in Play mode, a [NO IMAGE!] message will appear.



Apr 12, 2010 | Samsung Digimax 401 Digital Camera

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My samsung s630 says the memory is full. I cleared photos from the sd card and internal memory, but still can only take four pictures in the lowest quality and size setting.


Memory card might gone bad but can do this following troubleshooting step. Formatting a memory ** This is used for formatting the memory. If you run [Format] on the memory, all images, including the protected images, will be deleted. Be sure to download important images to your PC before formatting the memory. Sub menus
[No] : The memory will not be formatted. Press the menu button three times and the menu display will disappear.
[Yes] : A [Processing!] message appears and the memory will be formatted. If you run FORMAT in Play mode, a [No Image!] message will appear. 1d36119.png
Be sure to run [Format] on the following types of memory card.
- A new memory card, or an unformatted memory card
- A memory card that has a file this camera can't recognize or one that has been taken from another camera.
- Always format the memory card using this camera. If you insert a memory card that has been formatted using other cameras, memory card readers, or PCs, you will get a [Card Error!] message. ** There might be bad sectors on your memory card.

Apr 12, 2010 | Samsung S630 Digital Camera

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I just bought a new memory card but I keep getting "Internal Memory Full" message. How can I fix this problem.


Your camera is supported by: Memory card support : SD/MMC up to 2 Gigabyte. If you are using any other card your camera might give you an error message such as this one.

Try to format the memory card in my camera? NOTE this will delete all existing data on your card.
Do the following:
  1. Insert the memory card into the camera. Make sure the card is firmly seated (push in the card until it clicks into place).
  2. Turn on the camera.
  3. Press the Menu button, then go to the Setup Menu.
  4. Scroll up or down to the Format option, then press the OK button

Dec 18, 2009 | Kodak EasyShare C763 Digital Camera

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When I turn the camera on I get the message "memory card error". The only button on the camera which then works is the menu button but it just brings up the screen and then the same error message. Yes, I...


You need to format the card in the camera. Go into the menu and scroll to "format" and follow the on-screen instructions. This will erase and initialize the card . To download pictures, the most trouble-free way is to use a card reader and download to a folder you create on your desktop.

Nov 14, 2009 | Pentax Optio S4i Digital Camera

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Hi, I have a Canon Power Shot S2 IS 5.0 megapixels that was working fine until one day I changed the memory card from 512MB to a 1GB. Now every time I turn the camera on and try to take a picture, a...


Its possible that there may be an error on the camera try to reset the camera by

1. Turn the mode lever to the camera or play button
2. Press and hold the MENU button for more than 5 seconds.
3, The message "reset settings to default?" appears
4. Use teh arrow buttons to selelct ok. then press the SET button.
5. It should then reset the camera.
AFter doing that and the problem is still there. Format the memory card using the camera.

I hope this has answered your question sufficiently. If you have more questions please post a reply and i would be happy to assist. Thanks.

Oct 06, 2008 | Canon Cameras

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Memory card


is it for a camera or a phone because if it is for a camera you have to format the memory card by the camera itself you cannot format the data or etc on the computer

Sep 26, 2007 | Samsung Digimax S630 Digital Camera

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Error 10 message


The error 10 message is trying to tell you that the new memory card you have tried to put in is not compatable with your camera. AS you have already tried turning it off/on, replacing batteries etc, you can try taking all cards out, and attempt to get it to fuction correctly with original cmaera memory. After taking out all cards, and with a fully new set of batteries in, use your cameras menu to format the camera memory. Now try and take photos with just normal memory. Is it working? If it does, and error is gone, put in old memory card and reformat it. Does camera pick it up and recognise it. Can you now use it. The new card you tried to install may have been an incompatable brand. Check your manual for approved brands or your local dealer. The card could also be faulty.

Aug 08, 2007 | Nikon Coolpix 4600 Digital Camera

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Cards not working with camera


If you used the SD/MMC memory card in another brand of camera or device, you may need to format the card in your new EasyShare digital camera. (You may have noticed a "Memory Card Needs Formatting" message when you inserted the card.) CAUTION: Formatting deletes all pictures and videos, including those that are protected. Removing a card during formatting may damage the card. To format the SD/MMC memory card or the internal memory of the camera: Transfer images to the computer before formatting the memory card. Press the camera Menu button. Highlight SETUP MENU, and then press the OK button. Highlight FORMAT, and then press the OK button. Highlight an option - MEMORY CARD (deletes everything on the card), CANCEL (exits without formatting), or INTERNAL MEMORY (deletes everything in internal memory). Press the OK button. Highlight Continue, and then press the OK button. Wait until formatting is finished before removing the card. When formatting is complete, the SETUP MENU is displayed. Press the Menu button to exit the menu.

Aug 29, 2005 | Kodak EasyShare C360 Digital Camera

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