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Hi I have bought a new memory card, Olympus XD M 1GB. For my Fuji fine pix A330 camera, and I can't get it to initialise, or format properly, can you help me many thanks sharon

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  • rosefriend12 Jul 01, 2008

    i have a memory card will not format and get that there is a wirte error after i take a picture what else can i do

    kelly

  • ivgahuk Jul 13, 2008

    I am having the same problem trying to format a mb xd card on my Fujifilm Finepix A330. Can someone please help.



    Mike

  • jentrizzle Jul 13, 2008

    I have the same problem, the card will not initialize... what do i do?

  • beccajo Aug 17, 2008

    I have the same problem. My camera "seems" to be formatting (I get the hour glass and all) but when I take a picture, I get a write error. I also get a "no image" message after formatting, sometimes.



    Thanks for any help,



    Beccajo

  • Anonymous Sep 07, 2008

    having the same problem. what was recommended to solve this issue?

  • yukonchime Oct 21, 2008

    I have the same problem, i have tried reformatting it in the past (I forget how to do that now) but it never did work, it took about 4 pics then would read another error message, I am so frusterated with this camara!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2009

    Same problem I am pretty computer savy and I couldn't get anything to work, it is only supposed to take a firmware upgrade at fujifilusa.com, but I tried every way possible to try to transfer the update to the camera and nothing fricking worked, probably going to get a new camera or just use my cell phone. Thanks fuji..

  • martyvMEA Apr 14, 2009

    UGH - I have same problem

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Hi I have bought a new memory card, Olympus XD M 1GB. For my Fuji fine pix A330 camera, and I can't get it to initialise, or format properly, can you help me many thanks TRENA

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Please read these/the 2 posts that I posted prior for a similar XD mem card problem, as I firmly believe you are "formatting" your mem card improperly using your home computer instead of "formatting" the card on your camera.

Also the XD type card & size are very important also!!

What you will have to do is read and download the photos you have on that XD card using the same "card reader" you used before and then properly "re-format" that card in your "CAMERA ONLY". This should solve your XD card problems.

PRIOR POSTS:

Kristina,

Not knowing what model Olympus camera you have, or how old it is - your new memory card "format" problem is one of 3 possibilities.

1st - If you have an older Olympus camera more then 4-5 years old the newer M & H series type cards over 256mb will probably not work in your older camera, as by the camera's internal firmware chip design of the camera itself. Some cameras were upgradeable some weren't as to the internal firmware chip as well as available software drivers depending on which computer OS system you were using ie: (WIN98SE, WIN2000, etc). Has to do with the memory card read/write chip speed as well, and also has to do with the physical storage size of the card itself. Some digital cameras were MAXED OUT at 512mb cards, some as low as 256mb. A 2gb card simple won't work in that/your camera in that case.

If you read the camera's user manual it will possibly tell you this, or else go online to www.olympusamerica.com and use this link:

View which cameras are compatible

Select camera model series and scroll down the model # and research the max card size & type you can use (3 basic XD card speed types available - regular XD - M type - H type).

If you are using the wrong type & size card you will need to return that card (if you can) and get the right XD size & type for your camera.

2nd - You should always FORMAT (same as ERASE ALL and FORMAT modes on most Olympus cameras) the new card, or any XD card for that matter in your camera itself. NOT THE HOME COMPUTER!!! The 2 format procedures are not the same!!

If you are re-shooting (re-using) the same XD card over and over again and then downloading the JPEG pix directly to the computer using a USB interface cable there usually is no need to re-format the card again as long as the XD card stays the camera and is not downloaded into a home computer via a "card reader". If you do the latter "card reader" then I would advise doing a card re-format in the camera again just to be safe!!

And lastly - If your home computer recognizes the XD card via a good "card reader" (do not FORMAT the XD card here btw, as you are just checking the card out to see it is GOOD is all), but the camera will not then that is a good sign your camera is OK, but it's just the wrong type & size XD card.

Hope this helps solve your camera XD problem not knowing which model you have.

Best regards,

Frank

AND:

Follow up to previous post:

I didn't have the time to access the exact link below to check on your specific 2004 model year camera because I missed the Fuji camera model part, as I'm brand new to this site - so please forgive my previous oversight here.

I was right though in my initial posted assumption that you bought the wrong XD memory card based on your Fuji FinePix A330 Digital Camera - as to it's older model year - in that your camera is limited to a 512mb memory card.

Make sure you buy the 512mb standard card if you still can find them. Otherwise check with Fuji Corp to make sure the M type card (faster read/write chip) will work in your specific model. The M type cards work just fine in my Olympus C-740 even though it was told to me they wouldn't work at all, but each digital camera is slightly different as to it's internal firmware (BIOS) chip.

See the following camera info for your specific model at the link below under Storage Media:

Steves Digicams - Fujifilm FinePix A330 - User Review

I hope this now clears up any prior confusion from the previous post.

Best regards,

Frank

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Using an A330 - turn on the menu... Burrow down to the set-up menu.  Then choose "format". 
I don't know how similar your menus and buttons are to my A330 - but this should be a good starting point.
-Kelly.

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Format the card, unless it is an "H" or "M" type Xd card. The H & M type cards require the camera to have a firmware upgrade, which can be done from the internet by the user, or by Fuji

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I've solved it.
I'll bet a buck you also bought a memory card reader.
If you hook the memory card (or camera) to a computer, you'll see a directory with a name like fuji_999.
After you download the pictures delete that directory from the memory card, and the problem's solved.
I just did it with a 1 gig xd card in my daughter's fuji 480. It had a main directory on the card called DXsomething, and 2 subdirectories, fuji_100, and fuji_999.
I deleted all three directories (after saving the photos), and the problem is gone.
Hope it works for you.

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