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Memory card error

Hi, it has been a few days since my camera wont work, when i on it it says "memory card error" and i cant take pictures, because on the screen it says that there is "0" pictures. I tried to figure out what was wrong , but i cant. please help me. thank you

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  • fahima Jul 21, 2008

    thank you so much , it really helped , but it wasn't the pins it was that the memory card was not inserted properly.thank you for helping.Because of you we figured out the problem. thank you ever so much.


  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2009

    hi there i have the same problem with my canon powershot A85. the display reads "memory card error"

  • Havin probs Apr 04, 2009

    I am having problems with turning on and turning off my camera. Plus, when it's on it says there is a memory card error- E18 and you can't take any pictures or use the zoom button.


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Bet you have a bent flash card pin. Remove the card and look in the slot for a bent pin. If so, remain calm as you might be able to fix it. Remove the camera batteries and card. Use a small/skinny jeweler's flat screwdriver to bend the pin back as close as possible. Take your time and use as much patience as you can muster (take a breather in between if needed).

It doesn't have to be perfect, just as close as you can get it. When it's there, take your flash card and "SLOWLY" insert it. The card itself should fine-align the pin. Remove the card, and verify that the pin is still straightened. If so, reinsert the card and try it out.

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