I bought a new memory card for the camera -- an Olympus XD M2GB. When I turned on the camera after putting in the new card, the screen read "card not initialized" and won't take photos. It's the ve of my sister's wedding and I want to take lots of photos - help please!
Screen is reading memory card not initialized, so can't take any pictures but can view pictures on memory card via digital picture frame, or connecting camera directly to laptop. Please help asap
Hey, yeah I bought a new memory card FujiFlim XD h1GB. I managed to view my pictures via a card reader hooked to my laptop but after failing to load up my pictures onto my laptop I decided to give it another go today, (a day later) and now my card reader is asking me to formatt the disk as well when I place the memory card in my digital camera it saying "card not initialized" I don't want to loose my pictures...anyway of trying to unlock or formatt without loosing my pictures?!?! Maryam
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Yes, you can use the XD M+2GB card in your camera. The M+ card is a faster one. The following website gives you more on it. http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_xd.asp
"The Type M+ xD-Picture card is compatible with the Type M card in all
cameras and is 1.5 times faster than the Type M card. The increase in
speed may be useful in sequential shooting of digital stills and in the
recording of high-density video with Olympus cameras."
It sounds like your XD card is corrupted. How and why i couldn't tell you. You will need to get the pictures recovered from the card using a special software (image recovery software, can down load for free from some web sites, or some companies can try and do it for you) and then try and format the card in the camera. DO NOT FORMAT THE CARD BEFORE YOU RETRIVE YOUR IMAGES. If you do all traces of the images may be lost.
I bought a new memory card for my finepix A330 camera When I turned on the camera after putting in the new card, the screen read "card not initialized" and won't take photos.my son is going holidays 13/9/08 could you help me please Alex Richardson
The trouble with trying to format large cards of 1Mb or 2 Mb is that in order to do so you need your original card or a card that currently WORKS. I have one of 16 Mb. Go to Fujis web help page and download the firmware fix "FinePixA340" to your PC. Run and extract the data file "FPUPDATE".Now you have to put this file onto the old card. I pasted it so it was "beside" the DCIM folder ( NOT the next one down 100_Fuji folder or it won't work). To copy and paste you may have to connect the camera to the PC or use a XD card reader/writer via a USB port. Having done that, put the card back into the camera if you used a XD writer and switch off the camera. For the next bit make sure your batteries are good or connect to a power supply. Hold down Disp/Back button and THEN turn on camera. It should have detected the new firmware data file. Follow the simple instructions-say yes and let the data file load--takes a few minutes. The camera should say the new version !.22. Now that the firmware has been updated , you can now format your NEW LARGER cards 1 or 2 MG. So take your old card out ,put the new card in and format. It worked sweet as a nut for both 1 and 2 MG. The trick is to use a card that already works,load firmware file onto this , update file onto camera, then format a larger card. Its what they don't say exactly that causes frustation. Happy formating campers