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I have a new Canon A3300 IS and a new SanDisk SDHC 4 GB memory card. It's worked fine for a few days, and now suddenly, I get a "Memory card error" message, and the camera won't work. I tried reformatting the memory card, but the camera refuses to do it. What happened? I assume I need a new memory card, but I'm afraid that the problem will occur again.

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  • dembart May 18, 2011

    Unfortunately, that didn't work. Windows refuses to format the memory card.

    In addition, since the card failure occurred unexpectedly and all of a sudden -- I didn't do anything that might have caused it -- I'm not sure whether it's the card that's faulty or the Canon A3300 camera itself. If it's the camera, I've got a real problem.

    Thanks for your help.

  • dembart May 18, 2011

    Right. It's the card that's no good. But my question is what caused the card to fail suddenly? If the camera did something to it, then it's likely to do the same thing to a new card, too. In that case, I want to return the new camera for a refund.

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Insert the card into a card reader and format it on the computer. See if that works. Format using FAT32 as its more reliable than the FAT it uses by default. If the camera supports FAT32 you can expect it to last atleast a year before you need to format it again

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    eagle338 May 18, 2011

    If windows cannot format it , then its definitely the card. Damn sure. A new card should work just fine!

  • eagle338
    eagle338 May 18, 2011

    Some cards arrive with factory defects and are likely to go bad as it happened to me once . I do not think it will happen again . Also if the Card is the one that you got with the cam there is warranty on that too

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