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Hi First, if you can. Try and format the card a couple of times and see if this cures the problem. If not i would recomend getting the camera into a dealer to have this looked at. If all cards report the same problem this generally means it is an internal camera problem. The fault and repair of this can be varied hence the suggestion to visit an Authourised dealer.
If you are not able to find your connecting cable. Well what you can do is you can take out the memory card and fix it into the card reader (you will get a card reader vey cheap anywhere.). and connect it to your comp.
Now your card will work as a flash drive and format the card once.
May be you got a corrupted card.
Hope this helps you out.. :))
Hi! I just had the same problem with my Sony A100, when I tried two different CF cards. Thinking the camera is broken, I checked online camera repair sites and also called Sony directly. Sony's flat rate, and that of PrecisionCamera is $228 to fix CF card failure. Then my daughter said, "the CF card in my room works fine in the camera" - and lo and behold - it does. The CF card that works is brand PQI and is marked Hi-Speed 60 2Gb. The cards that do NOT work are marked SanDisk Ultra II 1.0Gb and SanDisk 128 Mb. So my advice is, before you give up on the camera as broken, try a number of different CF cards first.
The second cause of CF failure is if someone has pushed a CF card in the wrong way. That can bend one or more of the tiny metal contact pins in the CF socket in the camera. Look carefully to see that all the pins are straight up. [I don't know how one can straighten these pins, or if the whole socket would need to be replaced...but at least you can determine the cause of the CF failure.
I had the same problem; I could insert the card but it wouldn't read. I Got a CF error message. I was going to get it fixed then I realised that the bent pin was touching the adjacent pin. So I intentionally broke-off the damaged pin... an now it works perfectly! Many of the pins on CF cards don't appear to function.
Obviously, only do this if the pins are touching and you can't bent the pin back straight. You could make thing worse by rummaging aroung the CF slot, but as I was going to send it away anyway, at some considerable cost, I had nothing to lose.
just call up Cannon and be like "hey, you sent me a broken camera"... they'll ask you to send it back... and then they'll send a new one to you... If they DONT... then complain and ask to talk to their manager... because the product was damaged when you got it... or... you could just take it back to the store... get your money back, and ask for another one...
try reformatting the card. otherwise you either have a defect in the card that does not manifest itself while not in the camera, or you have a broken pin in the cf slot. look down it to see if all the pins are upright and none missing. next, you can try another cf card. if you get the same reading then its the camera. reset the camera by removing the main battery and reinstalling it. if that does not work, then you will likely need to send the camera for repairs. if you have broken or missing pins, it will also occasion a repair shop visit. good luck mark
The "E30" error code is displayed when reading/writing data on a CF card has failed.
Especially, the error code "E30" may appears when you tried to remove a CF card while the camera was processing data.
To clear the "E30" error, try performing the following procedure.
1. Try using another CF card.
If you have another CF card, try loading it in the camera.
If the error code is not displayed when the other CF card is loaded, there may be something wrong with the first one rather than with the camera.
2. Use your computer's ScanDisk utility to check the CF card for errors.
Use ScanDisk to check the CF card for card error or card failure.
Refer to the instruction manual for your operating system or Windows Help for further instructions.
(If you are using a Macintosh, use the "Disk First Aid" program to check for card error or card failure. Refer to the instruction manual for your Macintosh OS for further information.)
Be sure to back up the data on the CF card on the computer before you check the CF card.
If a card error or card failure occurs when you use your computer's ScanDisk, there is something wrong with the CF card.
Follow ScanDisk's on-screen instructions to solve the problem.
3. Format the CF card with your camera
Try to format the CF card with your camera.
Please refer to the "Camera User Guide" for your camera for instructions on formatting CF cards. Also, please note that formatting a CF card will erase all data on the card.
Once the CF card is formatted, follow the procedure described in step 2 above and use your computer's ScanDisk on your computer to check the CF card for errors.
If a card error or card failure occurs when you are using computer's ScanDisk, there is something wrong with the CF card.