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Re: How do I initialize my card
Go to image playback, press menu, arrow right to erase, down to format, follow the prompts. Don't change settings or press any buttons when the led is not green. I'm going from memory here, but that should do it.
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I have the same camera with the same problem. You can try formatting the card using the camera. With the camera set as if you are going to look at what's on the card, press the Menu/OK button. Move up to the word Format, press Menu/OK button, FORMAT OK? should display. Press Menu/OK button. This will format your card. Unfortunately, I think there is something wrong with my camera. Still getting 'card not initialized'.
If you have a new xD-Picture card that says "card not initialized" go to set-up and when it says "format OK? Erase All Data" press the triangle on the left of the menu/ok circle so it goes to "OK" then it will change to an hour glass going up and down until it stops and MAGIC! the card is initialized, at least it worked for this time for me.
What type of xD card did you buy? It needs to be a plain xD card with no letters before the file size or a type "M" card. For type "M" you will need to upgrade the camera's firmware.
This type of camera can't use type "H" cards, so cards like "H512mb" aren't going to work.
To initialize a card choose Menu.
Arrow over to "Set", then arrow up to choose "Set-up".
On screen "1" of the Set-up, arrow down to choose "Format".
This will ask you to erase all the images from the card, and format it.
Just today I upgraded my camera firmware to accept a type "M" card, initialized the type "M" card after that - and now it's working fine!
Reply back if you need more help.
When you are viewing your pictures, press the menu button and go into the option menu.
then select set-up and go through the menus until you find 'format'. press ok and press left/right to select OK, and press ok.
It should then be working.
You can use the MEMORY FORMAT functions to completely delete all images and options on the Memory Card, including protected images.
* The format function restores the Memory Card to its initial state.
* The Memory Card supplied with this camcorder has been formatted already.
If you execute the MEMORY FORMAT function, all images will be erased completely and erased images cannot be recovered.
1. Set the mode switch to MEMORY CARD.
2. Set the power switch to PLAYER mode.
3. Press the MENU button.
4. Turn the MENU DIAL to highlight MEMORY and press the ENTER button. The sub menu will appear.
5. Select FORMAT from the list and press the ENTER button.
6. "ALL FILES ARE DELETED! FORMAT REALLY?" appears on the screen.
7. Using the MENU DIAL, select the item.
NO : To return to previous menu
YES : To start formatting.
8. Press the ENTER button.
If you selected the YES, COMPLETE! appears on the screen when the MEMORY CARD formatting is finished.
9. To exit the menu, push the MENU button.