I have a A330 Fuji camera. The 16mb card that came with the camera works fine. I just purchased a new 512 mb card. The first picture I take is fine but when I try to take more pictures I get at "READ ERROR" message. When I try to look at the picture I took a "READ ERROR" message appears. I formatted the card through the camera but the problem still happens. I do not have a card reader to format it with. What seems to be the problem?
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Re: 512 MB card problem
If the new 512mb xD card has a prefix of "H" or "M" before the 512, it is not compatable with your A330 unless a firmware upgrade is performed on the camera. You can download all the details here http://www.fujifilm.ca/x3720.xml
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The A330 was first introduced in March of 2004 when a 512mb memory card would have cost more then the camera. First thing to mind with this problem has the "new" 512mb card been formatted to this camera? You may want to format the card twice and try it again. I know this may sound odd but even with my "older" Pro camera (5 Years) I had to download new updates to allow it to accept anything beyond an 4gig Memory card
Yes, it would appear that you solved your own problem. The Fuji S5000 apparently only takes the max of 512 mb card. I own a newer Fuji S700 and it works fine with a 2 gb SD card, but I haven't tried anything bigger. Your best bet is to see if you can exchange those 2 gig cards for 512 mb cards at the store where you purchased them, and then try the 512's to see if your pc will read the pics. Explain to the store what the problem is and they should allow you to make the exchange.
I bought a 256MB card a few years back and had the same problem. I had to upgrade the camera's firmware to version 1.77. I went to Fuji's site under archived models and downloaded the zip file for it. now my card works pretty well... only problem now with the camera is that it likes to eat more and more batteries.. age perhaps???
What type of memory card are you using? Is this a new problem since you've started using a new memory card?
The A330 can't use some of the newer types of xD cards. These have letters before the file size like "H512mb" or "M1gb".
You can only use plain xD cards with no letter in front, like the small 8mb or 16mb card that came with the camera.
Or, you can download a firmware upgrade to us type "M" xD cards.
Read about that here:
Or, if a new memory card is likely not the problem, you could try re-initializing the card. Make sure to copy any pictures from the card onto your computer first. Re-initializing will erase all data from the card.
In the Menu, use the right button to go over to "Set". Arrow up to choose "Set-up". Then arrow down on the "1" screen to "Format". It will step you through reformatting the card.
Hope this helps,
Same thing happened to me. I ran across a website that allowed me to download a free recovery program that looks at memory cards. Thankfully this free program allowed me to recover all 232 pictures I had saved from a trip to Spain.