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I leave tomorrow HELP I have a Canon Powershot A530 and when I put in an 4GM memory card I get Memory Card Error

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The A530 is designed to work with SD cards. Your 4GB card is actually an SDHC card. While it will fit into the slot, it won't work there. You need to go with SD cards 2GB and smaller.

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My camera says memory card error no matter what card I put in. When I go to format it doesn't light up and it skips over it

What type(s) and size(s) cards are you trying? The A530 works with MMC and SD cards, 2GB or smaller. It will not work with higher-capacity SDHC cards.

Dec 04, 2013 | Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera

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Memory card error could it be the little battery

No, but it might be that new 4GB SDHC card if you're trying to use such in an A530. Please see this article for troubleshooting steps for memory card error problems.

Sep 11, 2011 | Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera

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My powershot a530 tells me memory card error and i dont have a clue where to even start to try to fix it

Having gone nearly two years without a response to my query, I assume my suggestion to use an SD card instead of an SDHC card solved the problem.

Dec 02, 2010 | Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera

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I can only take like 2 to 5 pictures on my Canon PowerShot A530 then the memory card says it's full.

Actually, your camera is probably telling you the internal memory is full. To get the camera to write to the card, you need to get rid of everything on the internal memory. Here's how...with no card in the camera, go into the menu and find "format"...follow the on-screen instructions to erase the internal memory. Then, your card should work properly.

Nov 17, 2010 | Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera

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My card says it is locked on my canon powershot A530 how do i unlock it?

When this problem occur you need to set the memory card unlock or not protected. Remove the memory card from camera and you can see a small button in the memory card, so you need to slide that to set the memory card unlock or not protected.

Jul 27, 2010 | Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera

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Memory card error

Check the slot and see if the pins inside are fine, no breakages, free from dust etc. Try turning the camera on and off (completely remove batteries etc).

Mar 03, 2008 | Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera

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Memory Card Error - Locked

The likely problem is that the BIOS battery (NOT the rechargeable Lithium battery) has run low. This tiny, internal battery can be replaced without too much trouble by someone who doesn't mind disassembly of small parts, otherwise it's best left to a pro.

The battery is available from Canon or an official distributor, such as Huron Camera in Jackson, Michigan.

Check the parts list. If you're squeamish, give Huron a call and arrange to have them fix it.

Dec 29, 2007 | Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera

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Memory card error

Connect your memory card to a computer by using a card reader. Format the memory card in your computer treating it as a hard drive. Good luck!

Aug 15, 2007 | Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera

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