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I received a finePix A330 camera without a memory card. I do not have a manual. I purchased an Olympus xD Type M= 2 GB card from WalMart because it is the only xD card they carried. I keep getting the message that the card is not initialized, and I have not been able to initialize it. What do I do?

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Please go to menu select format option, press ok once formatted it will start working. Please do not touch XD card contacts with fingers. If contacts are dirty it gives initialization error.

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Try googling fo r the info...they have a huge range of details for just this sort of problem. If not, tryto access memory operation thtough your unit's memory - there should be a trigger giving initialization details. Hope this helps!

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SOURCE: card not initialized

Inmtiialized means Format-
If you cann do this check the manual for more detail

Posted on Jul 14, 2008

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SOURCE: How do I initialize a

Your A330 is not compatible with the XD cards that start with an "H" or a "M" before the XD designation, unless you perform a firmware upgrade. You can do it yourself using this link from Fuji Canada. http://www.fujifilm.ca/x13573.xml

Posted on May 01, 2009

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SOURCE: HOW DO I INITIALIZED MY OLYMPUS XD M+ 1GB ON MY

A330 needs to be upgraded with new firmware before it can use M or H cards.
The firmware is available here:
http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital/download/a330/fupd.html
Read the instructions before updating.

Posted on Dec 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Card not initialized

You can use the M+ XD cards with your A340 but the camera will need a software update. Use this link for more information:

FujiUSA,com

Posted on Feb 02, 2010

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SOURCE: I have purchased a 2GB

Your problem is that your camera is totally incapable of formatting an xD card of that large a capacity. You have an older 3.3 megapixel model designed when the maximum xD capacity planned was 512MB and the largest capacity available was 256MB.

Your camera will work with a maximum 512MB xD card but cannot use larger capacities. 512MB should be plenty though as on the fine setting it allows you to store about 330 images and on the normal setting it's 665 images. On the two video resolutions it's about 53.5 minutes and 182.5 minutes although on the lower resolution the battery would run out long before 3 hours!

There are no firmware updates to extend the capacity as it's a hardware limitation in the camera itself. Even if it could handle larger capacities then the camera would become very sluggish in operation. There's even a noticeable slowdown in camera response when using 512MB cards, so I recommend that you stick to a maximum of 256MB (you can always carry extra xD cards with you if you want additional capacity).

If you would like a free download of your camera user manual then click here for one from the Fuji website.

You only have two fixes: replace the xD card with a maximum 512MB capacity (preferably 256MB), or replace your camera with one of the recent models which accepts the 2GB xD card.

I hope that I have provided you with a clear explanation and practical options to fix your problem. Please take a moment to rate the free answer I have provided for you and any testimonial which you might wish to add is always welcome!

Posted on Oct 04, 2010

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Also the XD type card & size are very important also!!

What you will have to do is read and download the photos you have on that XD card using the same "card reader" you used before and then properly "re-format" that card in your "CAMERA ONLY". This should solve your XD card problems.

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The A330 can't use some of the newer types of xD cards.  These have letters before the file size like "H512mb" or "M1gb".
You can only use plain xD cards with no letter in front, like the small 8mb or 16mb card that came with the camera. Or, you can download a firmware upgrade to us type "M" xD cards. Read about that here: http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital/download/a330/fupd.html

Or, if a new memory card is likely not the problem, you could try re-initializing the card.  Make sure to copy any pictures from the card onto your computer first.  Re-initializing will erase all data from the card.
In the Menu, use the right button to go over to "Set".  Arrow up to choose "Set-up".  Then arrow down on the "1" screen to "Format".  It will step you through reformatting the card.
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