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When I install a new Olympus XD 1 gig memory card in my Olympus Camedia C-50 camera it says card error with an exclamation point.

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The problem is that the largest xD card that your camera can support is a 256mb card without the letters M or H in front of 256mb. The 1gb card is not compatible.

There is a link on the Olympus website page that allows you to send the camera in to one of the service centers to have the firmware in the camera upgraded to accept that larger memory card.

http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/software_results.asp?id=891&os=w

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