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Formating Smart Media cards

I have an Olympus D-320L that has two of these cards. I can take pictures, see the pictures on the camera's view screen but when I try to download these pictures into the computer (like I have done for several years) the computer can no longer see the card's contents. I can even load pictures onto the card from the computer but I can no longer download from the camera to the computer. I can't even see the list of photos on the cards. Do I have a card format problem? How do I reformat the cards? Or is there some other problem?

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Re: Formating Smart Media cards

I had this happen on a new card, after using the card for over a week. The camera refused to let me see the photos on the card and kept saying to format the card. But Format would not work. I had not formatted the new card with the camera before using the card. I assumed that since it was already formatted, it was good to go. But that is not the case. You MUST format the card with the camera before taking pictures. I was able to fix the card by using a card reader attached to my computer. The card reader could see the files on the card and I could download the photos to the computer, using the card reader. I used the computer/card reader and deleted all files and folders on the card. I did NOT format the card with the computer. Putting the now empty card back into the camera, the camera was able to do a format. The card has worked ever since. Every camera has a format command. Check the user's manual. It may not be called "format". They may say "prepare the card". The command is usually somewhere near the command that lets you erase all photos. Format will also erase all photos.

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Re: Formating Smart Media cards

I would say that the card is starting to wear out. If you want to try to salvage the pictures, try something like "Smart Recovery" from Convar and then get a new card as the problem is likely to get worse: -

Posted on Sep 06, 2005

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Deleted smart card by mistake. want to get the pix back. Have a Olympus Camedia C-3000 Camera, 3.3 mega pixil. Is there a program to reinstate deleted pix?


Have you ever accidentally deleted pictures from your cameras memory card? Or pressed the Format button instead of delete button and wiped your card clean?
However, there are also a lot of good open source / freeware apps out there that can usually get the job done. And that’s where the nice people at CONVAR come in – offering a program called PC Inspector Smart Recovery , which can recover lost pictures for free. What’s even better is that it’s extremely easy to use and works well (based on my tests).
Please note that after you’ve lost the picture, DO NOT take any more pictures on the memory card, as writing new data to the card lowers your chances of recovering the picture. Also note, that recovering the picture is not 100% guaranteed, but there’s a good chance your picture will be recovered.


Step by step instruction, here it is: 1: Download PC INSPECTOR Smart Recovery.
2: Connect your memory card, either by a little memory card reader, or hook your camera up to the PC via the data cable.
3: Run PC INSPECTOR Smart Recovery.
4: Select the drive which is the memory card. It should be the one that has just connected.
5: Leave the format type as .JPG.
6: Choose a destination for the recovered files.
7: Press ‘Start’.

Hope helped with this. Good luck.

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Can't reuse the smart card


try formatting the card using the camera menu... looks like a tomahawk

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I recently got my memory card developed at Wal-Mart and ever since I got the camera back home there is a big exclamation mark on the screen when I try to turn on the camera. I know this means card error....


Try formatting your card:

1- Press erase button and flash mode button on top of camera at the same time.
2- When YES/NO confirmation screen appears, press OK/SHUTTER button.
3- When formatting is finished, the exclamation mark will go away. Please note that all pictures on card will be erased.

Good luck!

Dec 07, 2008 | Olympus D-320L Digital Camera

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Write protect written across screen,will not allow me to view or take pictures,why??


try taking the xd card out and take a pic if the camera works i would try a new xd card faulty cards are pretty comon allthough i havnt seen that message before

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Clean or format card error on Olympus XD card


my camara showing error message that clean card or format card,
i have some important photo in memory card so i can,t format the memory card.
while i am connecting with USB cable it,s showing syntex error
help me to retive the thw data..
txs...............

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$10 and a wait of a week will get you a pucca copy of the manual from http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_support_manuals.asp?id=657 This did surprise me a little, as manuals for Olympus models available over here (and yours appears not to be) are downloadable for free. You might try downloading a few manuals from http://www.olympus.co.jp/en/support/imsg/digicamera/download/manual/#d - just to see if any of them are close enough to help you out. A.

Apr 20, 2007 | Olympus D-320L Digital Camera

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Smartmedia Panorama mode


I don't know what you are doing, but my Nikon 4500 has a panoramic feature. It has nothing to do with the memory card. When you put it in panorama mode, on the second and subsequent shots, it shows about 1/3 of the previous shot in the viewfinder. You line that up with your present shot, and take the picture. The Nikon software, on a computer, can probably stitch the photos back together. You can do the same thing in an image editing program.

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Size SmartMedia™ cards


The D-220L and D-320L can use a 2, 4, or 8MB SmartMedia card. The D-340L and D-340R can additionally use a 16MB SmartMedia card.

Aug 31, 2005 | Olympus Camedia D-360L Digital Camera

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SmartMedia™ cards


The D-220L and D-320L can use a 2, 4, or 8MB SmartMedia card. The D-340L and D-340R can additionally use a 16MB SmartMedia card.

Aug 31, 2005 | Olympus D-320L Digital Camera

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