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Format Error C:13:01 on Sony DSC-W7

When I turn the camera on there is delay, the screen is black with the word Access, then the screen turns blue and displays "Format error" and beeps. The memory stick symbol and a code C:13:01 flash. The camera will not take pictures in any mode. I cannot review the pictures taken so far. There are fully charged batteries in the camera. Any suggestions?

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  • Ashrafhamdi Jan 08, 2008

    Samo problem with DSC-W35

  • cloecollette Feb 19, 2008

    ihave the same problem, i cannot do anything with the memorystick. can i still retrieve my pics or should i throw the memstick away?


  • Dianaj Apr 24, 2008

    What the heck! My camera is doing the same thing. I should not have to replace the memory stick since the camera has built in memory and can function without the memory stick. Can anyone that knows about cameras offer some real advice?

  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2009

    after using this camera for eight years, i got this error message the other day. i am not using a memory stick,
    a floppy and the battery is charged. i have never experienced this problem before. model mvc-fd85

  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2009

    I am getting the same problem "Format Error C:13:01 on Sony DSC-W50"


  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    format error appearing on the screen of my camera, what should i do?



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Please try with the new memory stick. Regards, Arpi

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