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Card Set Up Error

After owning my 8080 for over a year, it suddenly comes up with the Card Setup screen every time I turn it on.  If I choose Setup, it goes to a Busy bar and gets halfway done and times out.  The camera goes black but does not power off.  It does not give me and option to Not format the card, only format or power off.  I have swapped out cards, swapped out batteries, formatted the cards on my computer and tried again.  I'm stumped.  The cards are read no problem on my computer and I've trasfered all the data from them.  Help?

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Thanks very thanks since Canary Islands, i have this problem in the cam by one year, now, the camera is right thanks to u, very very thanks, very very thanks

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XD or compact flash? If its the xD, format it in a Fuji camera at a camera store (just ask to see a demo and explain to the guy you want to see if the camera will work with that card...) Fuji seems to format cards better than Oly, even the tough ones. If it is compact flash, look inside the socket for any bent pins, common for that type of card.

Posted on Jul 14, 2008

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    Steven Wander Jul 15, 2008

    Or you can do a factory reset of the camera. This has cleared up some CF card read errors. Hard reset:

    To do that ,put the camera at the
    "P" setting (top dial) then open
    the card compartment door and press the
    LCD viewer button and the OK button simultaneously till a new menu appears
    with "usb" on top of "Camera". Go into the "Camera" options and
    choose "Reset" and press OK, the camera lens will shift slightly as it
    resets.Then got into the USB option and choose "storage" and press
    OK. Close the battery door, switch off then back on. should be OK if process is successful.
    This is from the C8080 users group on Yahoo which I am a member of.



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