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Why cf card format will not work? The message says the card cannot be used. I purchased a new card and it gives the same message. I am so sad. I have enjoyed this camera and I cannot afford to buy another one. any help would be appreciated.

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Hi msaalady, your camera have defective pin connector in CF housing or memory compression circuit damaged.
Please send to Nikon service
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Canon reports that this error code may appear on your digital camera’s LCD (liquid-crystal display) when there is an error reading from or writing to the inserted CF (CompactFlash) card. This error code occurs most often after a user has tried to eject a CF card before the camera has finished writing data to the card.Solution:
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Before you take the next step, drag the files from the CF card to a location on your hard drive to back up the files. Next, you can use Windows’ ScanDisk utility to check the CF card for errors. If you use a Mac, you can use Disk Utility (in Applications\Utilities\) in OS X.

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