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Message Unable to use card.

The camera just started giving the message unable to use card. It will take pictures when the card is removed. Just started doing this. Can you help?

Thanks, Peggy

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  • geenais Oct 19, 2008

    the SD card (kingston) already has photos in . While i continue to use it to take photos, suddenly it jus shows unable to use card. all existing photos cant be retrieved from pc or camera. in the camera, it shows unable to use card. in pc, it shows msg please insert the disk

  • rhardage Dec 27, 2008

    I just started having the same problem. I read the manual and the card that I was using wasn't on the list of cards that has been tested to work with my Nikon. The card I had first was from Kodak. I am now trying Sandisk. It is working now. I'm still a little leary that it will start acting up like the Kodak card.

  • marcam905 May 18, 2009

    I have the same problem. The problem occured when I was shooting a in video mode and while it was prosseng to changed the switch to photo mode.

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Hi,
I've seen quite a few problems regarding memory cards recently.

Most of the time it is the card at fault as it just does not store data anymore. I haven't yet determined if it's time/ use/ temperature or handling which is causing the faults.

Can you describe what happened prior to the card not working as it may help solve future problems?

Some older cameras cannot use the newer - larger cards (even though they fit), and some cards won't record panoramic data.

Try resetting the camera first. - Remove batteries and card for 10 minutes, then reload them.
If you normally use a PC to download the pictures, see if you can access the pictures from there.

If half have gone, or are corrupted, it's time for a new memory card. Films were 1 shot, now cards only last a few years, but still saves you £ / $ in the long term.

If the new card doesn't work either, you will need to re-install the camera software (or Driver). This should be on a CD or you can go to their website to download it free.

Thanks for using Fixya! If this solves the problem, please rate as such. Thanks.

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I have this problem with my minolta Z3. When I use a Scandisk +-258MB, he's doing fine, when I use a newer card (other than scandisk) from 2 or 4GB, I get the message.

A friend told me older pieces have difficulties using bigger cards, she can max use 512MB on here older piece... ?

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