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Error message card not initialized. It's been formated, and new batteries installed. what is the next thing to try?

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Sounds like you pulled the card out while it was still uploading images to the computer, corrupting the card. So...a.- to try to recover the photos, you'll need photo recovery software, like digital photo rescue or others available via an internet search and...
b.- you'll need to put the card into the reader after you're done and reformat in FAT (not FAT32, not NTFS) so the card will be readable again in the S2pro.

What would happen is this: people would attach the card to the computer and delete using the computer. This can create a recycle bin on the drive. The next thing is that the card might be "unmounted," in that many people will just pull the memory card out of the reader and stick it into the camera without first unmounting the card.

This leave the card in an "open" state which the S2 Pro cannot properly read. The solutions:
1.- make sure there's no recycle bin on the card;
2.- plug it into your computer, and then properly unmount the drive using the taskbar, then pull the card out of the reader after you've been told it's safe to remove the card.


Since you describe a power issue as a possible initial cause, your final option is a new memory card. Also, only format in FAT format, since that's what the S2 Pro can see; not FAT32. You might also try formatting in another camera and then the S2 Pro.

Hope helps.

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