My sony cyber shot camera suddenly is saying that my Lexar 4GB CompactFlash Premium Series 80x needs to be formatted. What about my pictures?
I tried inserting my 4GB CompactFlash Premium Series 80x into a card reader to download my pictures. After that I cannot use it back in my camera.How do I get my pictures? Can I fix the CompactFlash card without losing my pictures?
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How did u try to download pics? What i know is that there are two ways to save something from a memory card to a PC. One way is via USB cable and other way is directly from mem card. If you're trying to save your pics from CAM to PC using an USB cable and not working at all then try opening up the memory card from your CAM and insert the card directly into your laptop in the laptop's memory card slot but if there isnt any slot, try to get it into a card reader and then attach the card reader with your PC. Hope it will work for you, best of luck.... x
Belkiin Universal Media Card Reader
Can be connected to your computers USB port and will then allow you to move pictures from the compact flash card to your computer.
After you connect the device and insert the card you will see a short delay and near the bottom right corner of the screen a message will appear letting you know that windows is setting up the new device. Moments after this completes you will see a new window popup asking what you would like to do with the media card. From the list select move pictures to my computer with the Scanner And Camera Wizard. During the move it will remove the pictures from the card and give you more free space for pictures if you click the checkbox labeled Delete Original Pictures.
I have the same camera with the same problem. You can try formatting the card using the camera. With the camera set as if you are going to look at what's on the card, press the Menu/OK button. Move up to the word Format, press Menu/OK button, FORMAT OK? should display. Press Menu/OK button. This will format your card. Unfortunately, I think there is something wrong with my camera. Still getting 'card not initialized'.
If you are using a card reader of some sort (other than using the camera to download the images), it may not be SDHC compliant. Have you tried using the camera to download the images via the supplied cable? If you've taken the images in RAW format, that could also be the problem. Try using a 2gb or smaller card in the camera to take some images and then download them using your usual method. If it works with the 2gb card but not with the 4gb, it's likely your reader isn't SDHC compliant.
Although my SanDisk compactFlash cards 128 MB 256MB 4GB and 8GB cards are far from being full, when I open up my Canon Powershot A40, the follwing msg appears: CF card full. However, the original Canon Compactflash card FC 8M provided with my camera will still accept new photos. The problem is recent. Can someone help me.