I forgot to format my SD card and now it doesn't let to download pics to PC, of course wants to format, but i don't want to loose them. Will it still download them, if i will do it through connecting camera with PC? Or any other way. I sure will be more careful next time.
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Try inspecting the memory card slot, eventually with a magnifying glass. Sometimes just a little bit of dust, a small paper or other debris, can block data transfer. Be sure al contacts on the card, but also in the camera are clean and shining. Never use sharp tools in or around a camera. Don't scratch the contact points.
And to make sure you can put pictures on a memory card, there must be space. If possible try to format the card in the camera. Just to make sure the camera sees the correct file system on the memory card.
The internal memory or the memory card of your camera is full. At least there is not enough memory free to save anything.
If you can't do anything, remove the battery, then remove the memory card and try to rescue the pictures on that card. There are recovery programs online, if you do have important pictures on the card. If you are ready saving, or you don't need anything from that card, try to format it on your PC. Just FAT will do. Then put the memory card back in and give it a format in the camera. Just to make sure the format is known bin your computer.
It could be there is no memory card in your camera at all, Because you forgot you did put it in another camera. Then just place a new one. BUT TAKE CARE. You only can use SD cards, because your camera is from before the SDHC period.
Or is a SDHC card in the camera already? that is the culprit.
Check your SD card on the PC and if this is not detected then it is possible that the card is damaged. Unless the internal memory of the card is accessable by the PC , it cannot be formatted. If there is warranty claim for a replacement.
What happened while the card was out of the camera? Was it in your computer and you forgot to use "safely remove hardware" when you removed it? Was it used in another camera? You need to download the pics to your computer for safety and then format the card in the camera to get it working again.
Hi there Connect the camera to the PC, transfer the good pics to a folder on the PC, then use the camera's menu to format the card for use again, if you format the card before transferring the pics, you will loose them all.
Copy the existing photos on to your PC, switch off the camera. Remove the SD card and format the SD-card using a SD-card reader, this will clear all the card contents. Now try using it in your Camera again. Ideally, you should be able to save photos on this SD card. Other way would be to insert another SD card into your camera and click photos and check whether those photos are being saved into the SD card(this can be done using display option in your digicam.)
Sounds like a MobileMate quirk Tanya. Use your USB cable connection to your PC/Camera interface and delete pics that way too see if this funny goes away.
If it does, and I believe it will, then it is a SanDisk issue not revising the File Allocation Table(FAT) after deleting the Pic File on the mem card.
You could also find out if this is just an SDHC SD card reader issue by using an older less dense standard 1 or 2Meg non-SDHC mem card in the reader and see if issue goes away.
The fallback of course to view and delete the pics on the camera before download, or download pics then note which pic file numbers you want deleted after viewing on PC, then put SD card back in camera and delete them there.
Another option for trial, is to cut and paste the whole DCIM folder, or sub pic folder to your PC from off the SD card using the card reader. The camera automatically generates subfolders under the DCIM folder if you completely remove(deleting by a cut or move), when you take your first picture on a camera with a DCIM but not sub pic folder. Try this first and I think you will find all pics will be deleted from camera that are in a subfolder under DCIM. If not, then cut or move the whole DCIM folder and create a new DCIM(empty) folder on the SD card using the PC and card reader. Of course using this method you cannot selective delete individual pics from the mem card. You would be deleting them all after the Folder cut or move from the SD card.