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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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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. Good Luck

Posted on Feb 27, 2007

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