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Camera reads card error and I have reformatted on the computer and it still reads card error

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  • dorsydorsy Aug 08, 2008

    Help, I Have bought memory card, put it in camera, it reads ' card error'. Need help as do not have instructions.



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First, you shouldn't format the card on the computer! Format it on the camera.

Check in the camera's user guide to do this.

If you specify your camera model I might be able to give you directions on formatting the memory card.

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