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Memory card Our old memory card stopped working in the camera. It said "memory card error". I bought a new card, 8gb duracell sdhc card, and when I put it in it said"memory card error" again. I tried formatting the card but it would not allow me to. I put the card in my computer and the new one works fine. I gave the old card to my brother in law to look at it, but he is on vacation, so I can't test it in my computer. I put the card that came with the camera in and it works fine, but it is a mmc16m cannon card and only holds like 12 pictures. If that card didn't work I would know it's the camera, but because it does, I'm confused

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Unfortunately, the A520 does not support SD memory cards with more than 2GB capacity, and doesn't support SDHC at all. (1GB max for MMC cards.) I know memory is much cheaper than when the camera first came out, but in 2005 2GB was about as large as you could get.

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