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Samsung digimax s500 keeps saying check sd card

I put in a new card and after it says format, the only option is yes. So I hit yes then it says check sd card. what can I do to solve

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Parshiv Luthra

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SOURCE: my samsung digimax s500 camera still says card locked every time i go to take a pic.Someone kindly sugested holding the rest button, but i

THe SD card inside has a lever to its left Side .... Move it upwards ..... That is the lock on the Memory Card ...

Posted on Oct 16, 2008



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SOURCE: hi,just bought a 4gb sd card for my digimax s600

Does your camera support SD HC? Anything above a 2gb SD card is concider a HC; so if your camera can't support HC format then you can not use that card.

Posted on Sep 09, 2009

Testimonial: "hi,thanks for the quick response,i don,t know if it has what you just says on the bottom of the camera..digimax s600 cyber/630."

Ty Price

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SOURCE: keep getting card error message while trying to

Is the slide switch in the unlocked position?

Posted on Feb 16, 2010



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SOURCE: I bought a 4GB Memory Card for my Samsung Digimax

Your problem is that your camera only takes standard SD cards up to a maximum of 2GB. The card you have bought is likely to be a 4GB SDHC model. SDHC is a later development of SD; SDHC compliant devices can still use older SD cards, but SD-only devices cannot use SDHC. This is a hardware limitation so there is no way at all to use an SDHC card in your camera.

Note that if your 4GB card is definitely an SD and not an SDHC then it's still incompatible with your camera: very few standard SD devices were ever made with the firmware and hardware to handle the different memory addressing architecture used by the larger capacity card. Some cameras did have firmware updates to allow the larger SD card to be used, but yours is not one of them.

Your only fix is to sell your card (or keep it for another device) and to buy a regular SD card no larger than 2GB maximum capacity.

I trust that my reply has answered your question fully, please take a moment to rate my answer.

Posted on Mar 23, 2010


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SOURCE: comes up with format then check sd card

I've had this problem too.
Your Samsung Digimax L80 accepts SD Card cards.The largest SD Card card you can use in your Samsung Digimax L80 is 2GB anything larger and it doesn't work.

Posted on Jun 05, 2011

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All I want to do is: Format an SD card to Faat 16. Please help.

I hope I can help!
This should should not be to difficult, but let me know if any of my instructions are unclear or need specification!
1. Make sure the SD card is not physically locked. If you look on the side of the SD card, there should be a little movable tab and the word "lock" (or something like that). Make sure the tab is moved in unlocked position. As long as you can put data on or take data off, it is unlocked.
2. Open "My computer"
3. Right click on your device
4. Click "Format"
5. You can select "Fat default" from the menu if that is what you want. This is FAT 16, if that is what you are looking for.
6. You can select "quick format" if you want. It will not make too much difference either way.
7. Hit "ok," and this should take a minute.
That should do it! Comment if you need additional instruction!

I hope that helps!

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1- If you want to format it by keeping in digital camera then follow the given procedure:-
  • Put the SD card into your digital camera and then turn the power on. Press the button on your camera to bring up your recently shot photographs.
  • Press the "Menu" or "OK" button on the camera to bring up the photograph options. Choose the option that says either "Setup" or "Options."
  • Scroll over to the "Format" option and hit "OK." Choose the option to set the file format to "FAT16."
2- You can also format it by connecting it to computer through card reader, For it follow the given procedure:-
  • Turn on your computer and put the SD card into the card reader slot on the front of your computer or the external card reader attached to a USB port. Wait to see if your operating system automatically opens a window prompting you for information. Click on the option to "Open a folder to view files" if the window pops up.
  • Click on the "Start" button if your operating system does not automatically prompt you to open a folder. Choose the "My Computer" option to bring up a new window.
  • Right-click on the drive bay for your card reader, and then choose the option that says "Reformat" from the pop-up menu. Click on the option to set the formatting to "FAT16" if you receive a separate pop up window asking you which file system to set the card to.
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