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Camera will not format new 2 GB card

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  • maxwellhouse Sep 01, 2008

    Tried formatting on Computer, but when i put the card back in the camara it still says unable to format

  • ghobbs1 Nov 23, 2008

    get a message that card needs formatting, then when try to format get another message saying card is corrupted. Tried with several new cards.

  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    i have the same problem. when i try to format camera says "unable to format"



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Use Panasonic SDFormatter from
Select FULL format and format size adjustment ON. Then the card is working!

Posted on May 13, 2009


Maximum capacity of camera is 512mg. I have the same problem

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Try formatting it via your PC if equipped with a card drive.

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