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I was working with taran-2005. I paid $20 and got good advice. When I finished gooiing through all his tricks to make my zoom lens come out and my camera stay on I was able to do that. However, after went through his tricks and tried to take a picture I discovered another problem. When I tried gto take a picture the LCD. said no card available. I spent another six bucks to see if I could get an Email answer to that problem. But somebody voided it. So here I am with a camera that does not work. Can I get some help on this. Thanks David

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  • caulfield32 Jan 04, 2011

    I unloxcked the card, inserted it, turned on the camera and the LCD read cannot read card. Is there more than one way to insert the card?


  • caulfield32 Jan 04, 2011

    I can't do the set day date time year clock because as soon as the LCD reports "the card is unreadable the camera shuts off. I do not understand the formatting thing. How do you format a card. Isn't that done in the factory?

  • caulfield32 Jan 04, 2011

    I tried a card from another camera that worked. I took a picture with it just to be sure. The LCD screen still read "card is unreadable."

  • caulfield32 Jan 04, 2011

    The card must be formated because it took a picture in my other camera and even when I tried to use the card that was in the working camera, I got the same message then the camera shut off. It is frustrating to have gone through the tricks I got and thought we had solved the problem and the camera would work only to have this to deal with. I feel like I am close to a solution but need one more step to make the camera work. Do you agree?

  • caulfield32 Jan 04, 2011

    My expert seems to have disconnected and gone home. Can someone look at the messages I have sent and give me a response? Thanks

  • caulfield32 Jan 08, 2011

    I downloaded the manual and it said the camera would not take a card higher than two mg. I was trying to use a four mg. When I went back to a two mg. the camera took a picture. It showed up on the LCD. I have not transferred it to my computer yet but I do not foresee any problem. So the problem is solved. But the FixYa team gave me the advice to fix the stuck lens so I am very pleased with the help I received. So thanks I will accept your solution.

  • caulfield32 Jan 08, 2011

    I was working with taran-2005. and he was very patient and very helpful.

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The camera isn't detecting the memory card, and the internal memory is probably full, so it's giving that message. Do you have a card in it? If not, get one and put it in the memory slot (they will only go one way, so make sure you have it right). If you do have a memory card in, you might have some bent pins inside the camera, not detecting the memory card, or there could be a problem with the card, so try another one.
Look inside the memory slot, and try to see if all the pins look good...and lined up. If everythings ok, make sure the copper fingers on the memory card are clean (use a qtip and alcohol, or a pencil eraser).
Not sure what brand camera or model you have, but some digital cameras are expensive, and worth fixing, but a lot are not spending much money on, since you can get a new one for the cost of repair, often.
If you can't get it working, you can run it by a camera repair shop, and get an estimate, or contact the manufacturer's support site for help.
Good luck, and hope this helps.

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I hate getting into the middle of something like this but, are you using an SD type card? If so is the lock in the correct position here is a diagram. Also the memory card must be formatted for the camera it is being used in. Something else the day date time years "clock" on some cameras needs to be set before anything works those are only a few things.
here is the diagram for an SD card lock.

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    We have a couple of problems, well maybe three. First off taking a card from one camera to another without formatting is just asking for trouble. No formatting isn't just done at the factory it's done each time pictures are downloaded to the computer. Formatting cleans the card and makes it ready to accept new pictures. Formatting a card is done to the memory card for the specific camera it will be used in. Also as said before on some of these camera types the day, date and time function must be set for the camera to work.

    Make sure the card lock is in the correct position go back and look at the slider switch hold it writing up as in the picture so the switch is in the top left corner and slide that switch away from you towards the top edge of the card towards the gold contacts.

    The biggest thing here is you haven't included the make or model of the camera you have and I'm working blind and on assumptions, it's also becoming obvious you don't have the manual for it.

    By constantly deleting the pictures I suspect the old card is just so corrupt and dirty the camera just can't read it to even allow the camera to come on. As much as I dislike formatting camera memory cards in a computer I think this is one time you need to do this and format the card in the computer.

    Okay backing up a little are you taking the card out of the camera and putting it in a card reader that's connected to the computer to download your pictures?

    Or are you using the camera connected to the computer through a cable to download pictures?

    I'm back to work today so our correspondence will be slowed down quite a bit.

    I'm having a feeling I know what has happened or what is happening with this camera and if so there is a long way to go before getting it back up and working.

    I'd like to know what I'm working with tell me what make, model the camera is and if you have a manual or not.

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