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Larger Memory Card for PowerShot 300

I would like to use a 1GB CF card I just bought with a PowerShot 300. Do I need to do anything to the card before using it? How should I format the CF card so that the camera can recognize the expanded storage space? Should I use the camera to format the card? Should I use my laptop to format the card. Will the camera's "logic" be able to see the increase in storage space, or will it fail to be able to recognize media above a maximum size? Thanks for your help

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Use the camera to format the card. Press Menu button, select the tools menu, scrolll down to the selection showing the memory capacity of your card and select it. The "format card?" selection should pop up. Select "yes".

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Formatting a CF Card You should always format a new CF card or one from which you wish to erase all images and other data.
caution_a70.gifPlease note that formatting a CF card erases all data, including protected images and other file types. Please check the contents of the CF card before formatting it.
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