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Memory Card Error

Card reader can read my CF-card, but Camera can't read it. When I turn on the camera it shows me screensaver for a minute, after that it shows black screen for a minute and then it shows me "no image" and "memory card error" When I set the viewfinder mood, camera turns on, and it shows me the viewfinder with "memory card error" I tried to format the card with card-reader and with Camera... Nothing changed...

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  • Nikolaj Kascheev Jun 21, 2007

    I've forgotten to say, that camera does not format the card. When I choose this option (format CF) it shows me "busy" and the camera turns off.
    As I understand, camera can't format this card. I moved some files to the card and after camera's formatting the files haven't been deleted...



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Jackboys' response is nonsense. You will not screw up your card by formatting it with your computer.

Posted on Jul 30, 2007



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Do not ever format a card.,any card via a computer That does it in. For camera use it will not be recognised. Put the card in the card reader and if there is anything at all on it delete it. Try to reformat in the camera again- failing that -new card.

Posted on Jun 21, 2007

  • Anonymous Jun 26, 2007

    Put your question to Nikon Support Team
    your statement
    ' As I understand, camera can't format this card.'

    Is incorrect all camera must be able to format a card its a fundamental operation- formatting anywhere else will muck the card up.



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