I have a 512mb and a 2GB compact flash cards for my s9500. Now there are full and I have removed the photos onto my computer. The screen now reads "card not intialised" and I am unable to take any further photos or format the card. Help????
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The screen now reads "card not intialised" and I am unable to take any further photos or format the card. Help????
If it is the computer screen- then open the card and delete the folder.
If it is the Camera menu simply reformat
Did you format in the Computer - you sholud not have doneso.
Do a google for a utuluity that will - Unformat and try this-
or try card in another camera
Otherwise new card.
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If you reied formating these cards in your computer and it did not removed the photos, then format these cards using the Nikon camera. When I format my compact memory card in my Nikon it erases all the photos at once.
You didn't tell us how much memory you have installed.
At 10 megapixels, even a 2GB card will hold fewer than 20 full-resolution photos.
Installing the maximum Compact Flash memory of 8GB would seem mandatory to me unless you want to voluntarily limit the resolution at a point lower than the 10MP native resolution.
Pulling out the card without using the 'Safely remove Hardware feature' risks corrupting data on the card.
Reformat the card in the camera.
Also with compact flash it is a simple matter to wreck the some of the tiny pins in the card slot.
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