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Error 16 I just bought a brand new Canon SD400 and a SanDisk Ultra II 1.0 gig Secure Digital memory card. When I use the fast frame rate (60 frames/sec), I often get an "E16" error and then my camera switches off. Can somebody help me out with this? I have searched all over the net for a solution to this, but there isn't much out there regarding this error. Thanks,

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    i just bought a brand new canon A 560 .. when i press on\off switch the lens open and then close and LCD became gray , and there is message appear in the left side of the screen >> it is E 16 .

    i can not use my camers .. it is like block .
    please help me .




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Do you have another memory card? can you try the stock canon card and see if it does it with that memory card? How do the contacts on the battery pack look? can you clean them? scratch them up a bit with somthing pointed.

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