My DXG-518 is rejecting the SD card I put in it. When the card is in the camera properly, it will turn on and then immediately turn off again. I cannot access any of the menus or even take pictures or videos when the card is in, but if I remove the card, it works fine. I am using a 2GB SanDisk SD card, and it's brand new. The camera is also fairly new - I got it just a few months ago, but this is the first time I've tried to put an SD card in it. It has brand new Energizer Alkaline batteries in it.
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Re: SD card rejection
I have seen SD cards go defective. Also, enquire to the manufacture of the camera or at least the dealer to make sure that the model of SD card that you have is compatible. I have seen compatiblity issues with particular SD card types on specific models.
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Hi there! Make sure the SD card is not locked. There is a tiny slider on the side. If is in the "down" position, the card cannot have new files saved to it. Move the slide to the "up" position, then reinsert the card.
If the slider is very loose, it's possible that inserting it into the camera slides it down, essentially making it useless. I have one like that. You could try a touch of superglue to make the slider harder to move, but I have never tried this and you would need to be very careful not to use too much, and to make sure it's entirely dry before putting it in your camera. Perhaps try a different memory card?
First thing is don't panic, what most likely is the problem is that your computer operating system is beyond the camera software capabilities. So, some new computer laptops and desktops already come with a SD card reader. If your computer doesn't have this little reader then one can be purchase and plug into a USB port. This will step around the camera because you remove your SD memory card from the camera and insert it into the card reader. The computer will look at this as a mass storage device. For there you would create a folder in "My Documents" and put the picture files in that new folder. Now most newer computer will have some type of image software that comes with it. failing this or the progrtam is a bit antiquated I'd suggest strongly in purchasing an entry level Photoshop program. What this will do then is allow your to open the picture folder select an image and do with it pretty well anything you want. I might add also it will let your do stuff to the picture files far beyond the camera software.
Bonus of all this is that you can pretty well us any camera with this system because it is not proprietary.
I use Fujifilm, Nikon, Canon and a Pentax digital and all the pictures files go through a card reader to the computer where they are opened in Photoshop.
The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.
Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program, such as Picasa ( http://picasa.google.com ).
SD cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card. If the switch is already in the proper position, slide it fully the other way and then back again.
Your problem is that you are trying to use an incompatible memory card.
The DXG-572V is not SDHC compliant and will only work with regular SD cards. In theory it's compatible up to 4GB but in practice there are few standard SD devices which work well with standard SD cards above 2GB.