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My camera won't let me take any pictures or look at them. Everytime I turn it on it says memory card error, card locked. i've tried moving the locked switch on the side of the card up and down but that hasn't done anything. and i know it isnt my camera because i put an old memory card in it and it read that memory card just fine. I have pictures on there that i dont want to lose and i tried putting them on my computer but it says i didnt take any pictures..I know i did though because i used it to take pictures the same day it stopped working. I have so many pictures on it. please help me. the photos are for my Art GCSE so i need them .

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Okay I think there is a sequence of errors that have happened.
According to my specification of your camera it works with an XD Picture Card NOT an SD card.
First I'm going to assume you put a new memory card in your camera to take the pictures of your "Art GCSE" If this is so then the card needed formatted to the camera (your camera manual may call this initializing) and you have inserted the correct card type. Also the maximum size of the XD card that can be used in your camera is a 512MB. Again if this was the case the camera wouldn't "see" the memory card. I'm sure the camera would have malfunctioned before you started taking your project pictures given warnings or shut down. Can you turn on the camera and see your pictures in the "Play Back" mode? Are you sure you have listed the correct camera make and model. It sounds to me as if we are talking two different cameras here because the XD Memory Card doesn't have a lock the SD memory card does The SD memory card doesn't fit in your Fuji FinePix A350 camera Also the camera you have listed here doesn't have an internal memory it has to work with a memory card Just below here is a link to a PDF Manual
Manual link in PDF format

http://www.google.ca/#hl=en&source=hp&biw=1224&bih=834&q=Fuji+FinePix+A350+PDF+manual&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=&fp=6a0673dc5c3f3912

Can you put the memory card that you feel has the pictures on it and use the camera Play Back mode and see pictures?

Posted on Jan 10, 2011

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  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2011

    hello
    i have a fujifilm 10.2 camera auto scene recognition 2.7 LCD camera.
    i ahve a 2gb memory card that work everyday but now i tried to turn it on the camera comes up card error and it doesnt show me the pix i tool and it doesnt lett me take any pix so how do i get th

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    Robert Taylor Jan 10, 2011

    Okay so we are talking two different cameras, to be able to help you correctly I need to know what the make and model of the camera is. Yes it's a Fujifilm I have four of them in the house and they are all different. I need to know what model so I can research the specifications. The card may be corrupted and not viewable in the camera BUT, if a card reader is used they may open on a computer. Let me know what I'm working with.

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2011

    its a blue fujifilm its i dunno where the model and wud i be able to get ma pix bak

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2011

    i fink the model is 9up70538 and its blue .... you know the card says CARD error ...will i still be able to get ma pix bak some how becoz there really important for my ART GCSE thnx for your help aswel

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    Robert Taylor Jan 10, 2011

    Just hold on a bit don't do anything with the memory card, I just got back to my desk and need to do some research, you aren't giving much to go on. The camera would have the model written right on the front. Some letters like AV, JV, XP or something. Anyway I'm going on right now that it's blue and a 10.2 so it sort of narrows the field. Are you sure the camera was taking pictures of your art project?

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    Robert Taylor Jan 11, 2011

    Hi,
    Do you have your manual?
    If not here is Fujifilm site page link

    http://www.fujifilm.ca/products/digital_...

    1/2 way down on right side is a link to a PDF manual click on it and you will come up with a manual (at least the one I'm working with) if it's not the same camera it will be close enough to explain what it is I'm trying to do here.
    I think by you putting in a locked not formatted memory card that the camera loaded pictures to the internal memory. It's small and you will only get about 12 to 20 pictures before the camera will stop.
    I want you to take the memory card out of the camera and turn it on. Never remove a memory card from a camera while it is turned on. Okay now that the memory card it out of the camera and you have turned it on go into the playback mode
    See Diagram page 41 of manual (not index)


    Use the arrow key to see if you have pictures on the internal memory. If you have then great you didn't loose them all.

    What you need to do now is make sure the lock on the SD card is in the correct position see Diagram

    It's a generic picture I grabbed to show the correct position of the lock.

    Turn off the camera and insert the memory card correctly into the camera memory card slot.
    Now I want you to format the memory card. Make sure you are formatting the memory card not the Internal Memory. Page 89 of the manual not the index
    Diagram READ THIS IT'S IMPORTANT
    FormatA1 diagram

    Once the memory card has been formatted then you can load the internal memory pictures to the memory card page 81 of manual not index
    Screen Shot

    Now you have your pictures on the SD card and can now download them to the computer
    Once you are sure you have the images safely on the computer the SD card can be reformatted to the camera and used again.
    Best of luck I hope all goes well for you.

  • Anonymous Jan 11, 2011

    yeah it took pictures everyday for the last couple of months and it also took some yesterday and then it randomly stoped taking pictures. i pluged it in to the pc to upload the pictures but then it said CARD ERROR. then i unpluged it and it says on the screen of the camera CARD ERROR. an now it wont let me take pictures neither upload any please help me...... thankyou x

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    Robert Taylor Jan 11, 2011

    I think it's time you took this camera and the memory card to an actual Photo Lab because you aren't understanding that the pictures could still be on your camera internal memory. Also there are recovery program that are available that might recover any pictures that were on the memory card.
    When you saying you unplugged it I can only think you did this while the memory card was still active/connected and you didn't do a safe disconnect. By not doing a safe disconnect the memory card has become corrupt and you are right the camera nor the computer will read it. Leave the card out of the camera, turn it on and look at your playback mode to see if there are pictures in the camera internal memory.

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