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Memory problem? I recently purchased a new s800 digimax for a while on the first day it worked fine then when i turn on the camera it says format (yes) when i press yes it says (check sd card)what can i do to fix the problem? Without the card it works fine.??????

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If Its in warrentty period don try anything yourself just go to customer support. Sangita

Posted on Jul 24, 2007

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