When I switch on the camera the card setup screen appears - you can either power off or format the card. When you choose format the card it tells me that there is a card error. I cannot use this card in the camera either to take or view photos but when I put it into my card reader on the PC it reads it no problem and I can view all the images on the screen. Could there be a problem with the camera itself?
May be, it is possible, but take a chance, try with another memory card, i hope you will get it from your friends. check the camera with that, if camera works properly means problem in your memory card.If camera not works means,there is something wrong in card accessing circuit of camera.
If so go to olympus shop.
also try to format your memory card with pc and then check the camera with that.
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can have different causes. To many pictures on the memory card card is full. From the last picture file name ends with 999 or 9999.
Or there was an error while writing a picture to the memory card, caused by a power failure.
I would put the card in an external memory card reader and try to put all pictures in a folder on the computer. Then format the card FAT 32 or FAT 16 and then put it back in the camera. When switched on, first format the card again, in the camera, to make sure the camera can work with the card and the format.
If the camera displays Memory card error, No Memory Card, or takes an
abnormally long time to write an image to the memory card, when a
memory card is inserted or any of the above error messages, make sure
that the card is inserted properly. For SD card, make sure that the
card lock switch is in the correct position and not stuck in-between. If
this is the case, you may wish to Format the memory card in the camera
using the Setup Menu option [Format] as shown below. Please be aware
that formatting the memory card will remove any images currently stored
on the card along with any other data. This can also be caused when
images shot with another camera are stored on the memory card.
If after formatting the card in the camera the error
persists, try another memory card. If this occurs with only the one card
it is likely that the memory card is defective, if the error persists
over more than one card the camera may require service. If the card
appears to be defective you may wish to contact the memory card
Use this option to format the internal memory or memory card.
Formatting the Internal Memory
To format the internal memory, remove the memory card from the camera.
The [Format memory] option appears in the setup menu.
Formatting the Memory Card
When the memory card is inserted in the camera, the [Format card] option appears in the setup menu.
or for more detail get the user manual from here
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Generally that means that somehow that card is faulty, often this happens on "Counterfeit" cards, that incorrectly state the amount of memory, that is on it. It is very important to ensure you get good MC, as there are so many counterfeit ones out there that appear to the unit to be OK, but fail at format or storing images past a certain point. Either that or as I said it is just a faulty one... You could try to format it on a PC to test it.
If camera show Memory Card Error, Check whether the card is inserted properly or not. For SD card, check out the card lock switch is in the correct position and not stuck in between.
You can Format the memory card in the camera using the Setup Menu option (Format). Please be aware that formatting the memory card will remove any images currently stored on the card along with any other data.
If after formatting the card do not clear the error, try another memory card. If this occurs with only the one card it is likely that the memory card is defective, if the error persists over more than one card the camera may require service.
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Try formatting your camera memory card
If you own camera memory cards that have been used in other digital cameras, the card may not be properly formatted for use in your camera, or that data on the card may become corrupted. When these issues arise, your camera indicates that the camera memory card needs to be formatted.
When you format a camera memory card, all of the information on the card is erased. This includes any borders supplied on the card.
Set the Mode dial to Camera Setup.
Slide the POWER switch to the right to turn on the camera.
The main Camera Setup screen appears.
Press a button until the icon is highlighted.
Press the DO-IT button.
The Format Memory Card screen appears.
Press a button until CONTINUE FORMAT is highlighted.
Press the DO-IT button to format the camera memory card and return to the main Camera Setup screen.
it could be a faulty memory card, but a more likely cause is that this stick isn't formatted yet. you can format it usually by bringing up the camera menu, then going to tools and format. you can also format it by using windows and a cardreader or your camera.