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I have a brand new PENTAX E70L camera, with SD memory card. i took a few photos on it and then turned it off. Now when i turn the camera on it reads -card requires formatting.I press continue , to format and it starts to format and then reads"card can not be read"

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Make sure you don't have any pics on the internal memory. To be sure, with no card in the camera, go into the menu and find "format" and follow the on-screen instructions. Then, insert the card and go into the menu and do the format thing again to erase the card and optimize it. Use the menu and not the format option the camera has been giving you.

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