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I am attempting to use "Eye-Fi" connect /x2 with my canon 5d. Since my camera accepts CF cards I am using the SDHC EYE-FI card in a SD/SDHC CF ADAPTER. (SDCF-01). When I insert the SDGC Eye-Fi card into the adapter and load ithem into my 5D, the camera first seems not to be reading the card and then gives message, "Card not formatted". When I attempt to format the card in my 5D, I get the message "Cannot format card". I formatted the card in my computer and again tried to use it but the messages from my 5D remains the same. HELP!!!!! I have a big shoot of Graduates in two days time and plan to use this medium to display portraits on my Laptop for selection. KARL ANDERSON

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You need to use the card reader the came with the Eye - Fi card as this has some sort of code in it that runs when the Eye-Fi card is inserted

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SOURCE: CF error

My canon xti had the same reading cf card error 99.
Since my camera is out of warranty. I had to find a way to fix it. After reading all possible solutions in this site, I looked at the pins (that used to connect to the CF card) and found out that one pin in the middle bent. That caused the problem. I used the tiny screw driver to bend that pin back to the original position. Inserted the card back and it worked. I felt so happy!!!! (Please make sure to have the battery removed while be saved.)

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SOURCE: memory card error after inserting SDHC card on powershot A620

the a 620 only goes up to 2 gb no higher

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SOURCE: canon 5d cannot format cf care

Hi there, did you check the card itself? SD cards have a locking switch on the side. Move the switch from locked to unlocked. Put it back in the camera and see if that helps.


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SOURCE: CF Card is not formatting. When I try to format

Take a look inside your camera's CF card slot. I suspect that you may have a bent pin in there. If so, don't fret. Although professional repair would be more costly than the value of the camera, there is a very good chance that you can repair this yourself. Please see the following:

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SOURCE: Tried to unlock Lexar SD 2GB and Lexar SDHC 4 GB - No luck

First of all, the 4GB card will never be able to work in your camera. Check on its face. It likely says SDHC, and SDHC cards as this format came out after your camera was designed (I know it looks exactly like a normal SD card, but it's not).

Now the 2GB card should work with your camera as it is a standard SD card. Remove the card from your camera. Look on the side of the card for the tiny slide switch, and slide it to the other "unlocked" position. Reinsert it in the camera, and see if that corrects the problem.

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Your camera does not have a build in WiFi transmitter. You could use a Eye-Fi or Transcend WiFi memory card for connecting it wireless to the iPad, iPhone (or Android device). I'm using a 16 Gbyte Class 10 Transcend WiFi card in my Nikon and it works great on both my iPhone 4 and iPad 4 gen. I think now the 16 GB will cost about 40 dollars, because they now also have a 32 Gbyte WiFi card.
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