Camera won't turn on to take photos - Xd cards can't be read
Hi I have bought a a new U725SW camera about 2 weeks ago. Since then:
1) I have used two XD cards, once I take them out of the camera and then put them into a computer, and I tried 2 different ones, the cards become unreadbile, and the camera says "card locked". Formating the card killed the first one, but seem to recover the second one. Not game to try again!
2) I turned off the camera and noticed the view finder didn't close. Now everytime I turn it on, the red light flashes, the camera turns off. However I can press the play button and review the images. I accessed the setup menu and changed the way it starts up, now when I power on, its starts, and as soon as the lcd starts and I can see an image, it turns off.
Any ideas? It seems similar to other posts here? I bought the camera for a trip this week, sadly looks like I won't be able to use it! Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Camera won't turn on to take photos - Xd cards can't...
Where did u format it? try to do it in a card reader and format it on the computer, afterwards on the camera. if the problem remain it´s the mainboard that as a problem and needs to be replaced.
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A card access error may indicate that an xD-Picture Card memory card is in a write-protected condition. xD-Picture Card memory cards have a special protection feature to ensure that your pictures are kept safe.
During this condition, you can still use the printer for printing and saving photos from the xD-Picture Card to a secure location, such as the computer hard drive.
To resolve this error, try the following:
Reinsert the xD-Picture Card memory card into your camera and turn on the camera. In most cases, the camera automatically makes the necessary changes.
Reformat the xD-Picture Card memory card. See the documentation that came with your camera for instructions on reformatting the memory card. Note that this process erases the pictures currently saved to your memory card. To save these pictures, transfer them to the computer before reformatting the memory card. Once you reformat the memory card, transfer those photos back to the memory card using the computer.
1) use the format option to get the card ready for your camera.
2) If that fails, the camera may need to go to Fuji for a firmware upgrade (assuming your new card is type H or M card). I don't believe the upgrade is performable by the user.
The trouble with trying to format large cards of 1Mb or 2 Mb is that in order to do so you need your original card or a card that currently WORKS. I have one of 16 Mb. Go to Fujis web help page and download the firmware fix "FinePixA340" to your PC. Run and extract the data file "FPUPDATE".Now you have to put this file onto the old card. I pasted it so it was "beside" the DCIM folder ( NOT the next one down 100_Fuji folder or it won't work). To copy and paste you may have to connect the camera to the PC or use a XD card reader/writer via a USB port. Having done that, put the card back into the camera if you used a XD writer and switch off the camera. For the next bit make sure your batteries are good or connect to a power supply. Hold down Disp/Back button and THEN turn on camera. It should have detected the new firmware data file. Follow the simple instructions-say yes and let the data file load--takes a few minutes. The camera should say the new version !.22. Now that the firmware has been updated , you can now format your NEW LARGER cards 1 or 2 MG. So take your old card out ,put the new card in and format. It worked sweet as a nut for both 1 and 2 MG. The trick is to use a card that already works,load firmware file onto this , update file onto camera, then format a larger card. Its what they don't say exactly that causes frustation. Happy formating campers
I've solved it. I'll bet a buck you also bought a memory card reader. If you hook the memory card (or camera) to a computer, you'll see a directory with a name like fuji_999. After you download the pictures delete that directory from the memory card, and the problem's solved. I just did it with a 1 gig xd card in my daughter's fuji 480. It had a main directory on the card called DXsomething, and 2 subdirectories, fuji_100, and fuji_999. I deleted all three directories (after saving the photos), and the problem is gone. Hope it works for you.