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Camera says "Memory Card Full" when it's empty

My camera says "Memory Card Full" every time I try to take a picture, even though I have completely emptied all of my pictures onto my computer! When I go to the view/preview mode (the green arrow on the rotating dial), it says "no valid image to play." It is a 256mb card. I also tried my 8mb card to see if the card itself was defective, but had the same problem with the 8mb card. The battery is fully charged. What's up? Thanks, Fiona

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  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2009

    I have a CANON POWERSHOT SD1000.
    It says "MEMORY CARD FULL" with any memory card and even without one. There are no pix on the internal memory.


  • Brett Duxbury
    Brett Duxbury Jun 26, 2017

    Fiona check the recycle bin on your computer with the camera plugged in or the memory card plugged in. The files may be deleted but still on the memory card via the recycle bin or trash bin (apple type systems)

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SOURCE: viewing pictures on camera

When you rotated pictures you changed picture size and definition, that is the reason why camera does not display them again.
If you check file size, you will see that rotated pictures are smaller than regular ones.
There is no way to get picture to original definition once you reduce it, however if you use a program like Photoshop you can check size and definition on original pictures, and re-rotate and resize rotated pictures to send them back to the camera, quality will be poorer than originals. Attributes to check are length and width (preferably in pixels) and definition, then you save pictures as best quality.

Posted on Aug 10, 2008

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SOURCE: I have a Lumix DMC-FS3 camera and if I don't put a

First of all, forget about using the built-in memory...it's very small. Does your camera work properly when a memory card is inserted? You could also go into the setup menu to "reset". That would set your camera back to factory defaults.

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SOURCE: cannot download all of pictures onto pc.

First of all, you should forget about using the internal memory...it just causes problems (as you can readily see). Always use a memory card. If any of the pics on your camera are important, you should download them to your computer before continuing. Then, go into the menu and find "reset"...follow the on-screen instructions. Then, with the card out of the camera, go into the menu and find "format"...follow the on-screen instructions. Then insert a blank memory card and go into the menu and find "format" again...follow the on-screen instructions. From this point on, your life will be wonderful.

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SOURCE: i have an sd card

With no card in the camera, go into the menu and find "format" and follow the on-screen instructions to erase the internal memory.

Posted on Dec 27, 2010

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SOURCE: I have photos on the

Go into the menu and find "copy"...from there, you can copy the internal memory to a memory card.

Posted on Feb 03, 2011

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