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My C-740 will not re-format the memory card. I can not reveiw any pic's on the card. Was working fine last week when I used it.

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  • k5dyy Jul 31, 2008

    I have already tried to low level format from the menue,

    NO JOY !

  • k5dyy Jul 31, 2008

    I have re-formated from the menue
    but it will not let me get past re-format in the low level menue.
    Your answer has not solved the problem.

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Hello,
Try the following steps to reformat your card!!,

  • Press the power button on the camera if the camera is not already on.
  • Switch the mode dial to My C-740 will not re-format - 740playbackmode.jpgand press the Quick View button 740monitor.jpg if the LCD display is not on.
  • Press the menu button .
  • Press the right arrow button to select the "Mode Menu."
  • Use the up and down arrow buttons to select the CARD tab, then press the right arrow button.
  • Press the right button again to enter the CARD SETUP menu.
  • Use the up and down arrow buttons to select YES in the FORMAT option screen and press the OK button.
  • Press the up arrow button to select YES, then press the OK button.
    • This will permanently erase all your unlocked pictures, including your locked files. You will not be able to get them back later.
    • A bar appears showing the progress of the reformatting. Do not press any buttons on the camera during this time..

HOpe this helps you..!!!

Kind Regards!!...

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Format the memory card of the camera using a card reader and format it on your computer then connect it back to the camera and see if you can format it using the camera's menu..

Hope that helps.......

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These memory cards do go out, they are basically a flash drive. If the card just flat refuses to format, then the card has a bad sector, and will need replaced. Unfortunately, you will most likely lose any pics that were on it. There are some recovery programs out there, but few if any will have the result expected. Most of the time they just recover garbled images.

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    Ryan Rogers Jul 31, 2008

    There is really only one way to format this card, whether you use the camera or a computer, the format process is the same. If the card will not format, then the card is bad, gone out, crashed, what ever you want to call it, and a bad card will not work or format no matter how many times you try or how badly you want it to. Replacement is your only option.

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    Ryan Rogers Jul 31, 2008

    If you have access to another card, from a freinds camera or somebody you know, see if the camera recognizes and will format their card. Be sure they back up their pics first. This will confirm that the card is dead and needs replaced.

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    Ryan Rogers Aug 02, 2008

    Did you try a different card?

  • Ryan Rogers
    Ryan Rogers Aug 06, 2008

    Just wondering if you found the problem?

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Then try it with a Pc.. make sure to select FAT from the drop down list of file system types, provided your card is not larger than 2GB. Otherwise, Windows will default to FAT32, which is not compatible with a lot of cameras.Then, I'd suggest formatting it with your camera's menu choice for format before using it again.All the best!
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Use a low level format in the menu options and format the memory card.

Posted on Jul 31, 2008

  • dewan nafees ahmed Aug 01, 2008

    ok do as i say

    when you are not able to format the card i think your card may be locked. please check that the lock tag is not in lock position.

    if this is not the problem then try to format the card in your computer and then format it in your camera.

    if even this does not solve your problem then sorry to say this is a problem in your camera firmware.


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