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  • Anonymous Aug 12, 2008

    same problem, new 2gb memory card, put in camera and Card error message appears..

    Any ideas

  • pacdaddy4788 Aug 16, 2008

    To turn on the camera I have to hold the power button for a long time (5seconds or so) before it will turn on, the it reads Memory Card Error.

  • Anonymous Sep 26, 2008

    same prob - wont read any cards..i can read the same cards on the computer using a card reader

  • vidursinghal Oct 24, 2008

    same problem

  • darl1971
    darl1971 Dec 11, 2008

    Hi i have the same problem,i just purchased a 4 gb sd card.The problem is one of a firmware upgrade to enable the optio 30 to accept sd cards larger than 500 or 1 gb in size.Problem is that there seems to only be firmware version 1.01 available for a long while and the fact that almost all devices and gadgets made up to 2006/2007 could not take memory card of more than 1 gb.I am hoping pentax releases a frimware update in order for the hardware to accept larger sd card sizes.

  • Mulheron123 Dec 23, 2008

    When I switch my Fuji FinePix A330 digital camera has the following message: 'Card Not Initialized' - thought perhaps problem lay with1 GB XD-Picture card being 'full' of photo's - but it won't let me delete any - does this sound like it's a problem with the camera or just with the card?.. the card is fine when I copy photos over to my PC?? I am a complete technophobe, wanting to catch my baby son's first Christmas on camera (and who can't afford to but another camera despite the great sales about!) and would very, very much appreciate any assistance you can offer. Many thanks, Lisa Mulheron

  • fivehewitts Jan 15, 2009

    a340 put xd card in laptop told me to intialise but didn't put the card back in camera and was coming up with card not initilising what can I do

  • lobeliaitaly Feb 02, 2009

    I have now gone through 3 new 1 GB memory cards, trying to replace an old one. I read trhe manual and followed the directions to a T. I first get a screen that gives you 2 choices. Either turn camera off or format. When I choose thr format option mcamera screen switches to a screen that reads Busy----------.It looks as though it almost finishes filliung up the dashes and then the camera turns blank yet the green light remains on. When I turned the camera off, and tried to take pictures it now reads Card Error! What is going on ? I must be doing something wrong considefring that this is my 3rd attempt. Any suggestions?HELP!
    Sincerely, Lucie Sanchez

  • ziadalrifai Mar 04, 2010

    Hi, I kept getting a "memory card error" on my Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1 Digital Camera Any ideas i can't run my camera
    Any ideas.


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Hi, I kept getting a "memory card error" on my Canon PowerShot S500 as well. It turns out that one of the pins in the CF memory card slot was bent. Maybe I accidentally bent it while changing the memory card one day. Anyway, I had to take apart the whole camera to get in there and straighten out the pin, but when I put it all back together, it works great! No more errors. Take a look with a flashlight and see if one of your pins are bent. And if you decide to take it apart, be very careful about keeping track of where each screw goes... they are tiny and they are different sizes.

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