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Memory card error

I cleared my picts off card via usb, wnet to use camera & read "memory card error". So, I tried to re-format, & camera ties to format but message comes back "card not formatted". I then went & bought a new sd card & the camera is still coming up with same messages. What's the problem? I also had some fogging of the lens this past winter, while taking outdoor picts (20 degrees temp), could that be contributing to this problem??

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  • Insert your memory card into your computer's reader if you have one. If not, you can purchase a multi-format USB Memory Card reader from or
  • 2 Open up 'My Computer'. You should see it under the list of available drives.
  • 3 Check its contents first to make sure that you have the right drive.
  • 4 In 'My Computer', right-click on the drive and choose 'Format'.
  • 5 Leave all the options as they are and click on 'Start'. This is a non-reversible process so make sure this is what you truly wanted to do in the first place.
  • 6 Once the process is completed, take the memory card out and insert it into your Digital Camera or any other device. Try to browse to it to make sure it works fine now.
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