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I have a memory card that still has memory an my camera is telling me to reinsert the memory stick

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Wasn't quite sure what you question was, lemekaralph. Is there nothing said about why the stick should be reinserted? The best idea, based on what I think you're asking, may be to either use a USB card reader or a laptop or PC that has a card reader to load any photos off to a computer and then right click on the stick in the Computer/My Computer Window and click on format. It will clear the card completely and then allow you to put the card into the camera normally.
Make sure you've copied the photos onto the PC if you want to keep them before formatting and, after the stick is accpeted by the camera, reformat it again IN the camera - do that because Sony suggest formatting for best results should be done in the camera.
Good Luck!

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