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I have an E410 DSLR and am trying to use a Sandisk Extreme IV CF card of 4GB. I get message stating card full until I try to format it and then get a card error. Can you help ?

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Currently Olympus has successfully tested Sandisk Extreme 3 up to 8gb without any card error messages. It sounds as if it is a card compatibility issue. Try to exchange to an Extreme 3 and you should be able to use that without any issues.

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