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Photosmart HP M525 Camera( Memory Card Problems)

I have a polaroid 1.0 GB memory card for my Camera. It has worked fine with my computer for a yeard now. Untill recently , now when I turn my camera on it displays a red screen and says memory card cannot format, this problem came from no where I have been taking the memory card in and out of my camera so I could download the pictures that I have taken from my labtop Can you help??

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  • aegurl0698 Jun 30, 2008

    No, I have never formated the card when it was plugged into my computer because I was perviously downloading my pictures through a USB cable on the dock/printer that came with my camera.. Is that My problem? & how do I do this?

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    Did you ever format your memory card when it was plugged into your computer?


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Go into my computer. Select the drive letter for that memory card with the mouse. Press the right mouse button and select format. Use the FAT option to format not NTSC.

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