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Format error in Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S650

My camera shows format error. but it's menu is working fine, it does not allow capturing image with external memory stick. rather it allow capturing image without external mamory stick. and it doesnot show's image stored in the memory. it is not detected as mass storage when connected to computer. But with supplied software it shows there is nothing in the memory.

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  • Anonymous Nov 17, 2007

    I have the same issue with the card. Tried the formatting but it didnt work. The memory card that I am using is memory stick duo pro. THe cover says tht it is for PSP. Will it work for the camera as well?

  • Dani26 Jan 06, 2008

    my memory stick pro duo is full and the camera displays memory stick lock error, i cant format or delete the images, it does not have a write protect tab


  • Anonymous Jan 18, 2008

    i have this same problem. im using a lexar memory stick pro duo. i called sony and they said i could use this memory stick but everytime i try to use it I get a format error sign.

    if anyone knows how to fix this problem please let me know.

  • ROCKcycle Feb 02, 2008

    Can You Please Let mE KNOW IF yOU cAN gET THE vIDEOS fROM a CAMERA sHOWING fORMAT ERROR...........

  • ilyestita Mar 10, 2008

    I have the same probleme with my sony cyber-shot DSC-650 using a memry stick pro duo 2GB. I have ** probleme with the internal memory, but when I use the memory stick, there is a message "Format Error" on a blue screen. Please help.

  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2008

    hi, I'm Picel and have the same problem with my camera Sony Cyber - shot DSC- S 650 which displays the message format error . I tried to format that in order to get rid of that message but it doesn't work even to rescue my photos in but it didn't work as well. so I need to get any assistance !

  • picel Mar 10, 2008

    I tried to format that but it didn't work even to rescue my photos but I failed.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2008

    i recently took my memory stick out and left it out for a day and then the next day when i put it back in it started making this beeping nose and on the screen it said formatting error so i went to the menu and went to format and followed all the instructions and "format error" came up again and it keeps beeping. How do I make my memory card usable again ?

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2008

    I have a problem like that....its my moms camera and i dont know what to do! I tried formating the memory llike one of the solutions said, but all i did was delete all her pictures...pease help

  • Anonymous Sep 28, 2008




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Format the memory stick via setup menu inside the camera. Let me know if this works.

Posted on Nov 11, 2007



My camera show two images in one picture

Posted on Sep 25, 2008



Put the memory stick in your computer, right click either on its icon from my computer or from the root of the memory stick and click on properties. click the tools tab and then click on the scandisk/error checker. the computer searches for errors on the mem stick and fixes them.

Posted on Apr 04, 2008


I have formated it, still problem persists.
mail me if u have any other solution
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