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Perform a "format" on the card. The procedure will be in the user manual, but is usually found in the camera's "setup" menu functions.
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I have a fujifilm finepix s602z digital camera and got a new 4gb compactflash, platinum 2 80x card but when you turn camera on it says card not initialized. how do i initialize the card so i can use the camera?


I have the same camera with the same problem. You can try formatting the card using the camera. With the camera set as if you are going to look at what's on the card, press the Menu/OK button. Move up to the word Format, press Menu/OK button, FORMAT ... Fuji Digital Cameras

Hi, I got a new ProSpec 4gb flash card and used it last night in my canon 40d. I forgot to format before I initially used it. Shot lots of great images that I could see on the camera back, but now I am getting the messages - can not create a folder, tried to shoot another image and is says cf card is full, and now I can't review on camera, it says there are no images. Tried Digital Photo recovery software and got nothing. Anything at all I can do? I'm tempted to format now and then see if I can


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I think, your computer you are using has a virus. Virus can crash or damage your card . ... Fuji Finepix Z20fd Digital Camera

Kodak EasyShare DX4530 Digital Camera Digital Camera Cannot format memory card After I inserted new card, it says that memory card required formatting....I hit Continue...it warn me that formatting will delete everything on the card......i hit continue...it says "formatting" and shows an hourglass icon...then AGAIN says memory card requires formatting. How do I format ?


If your using more than 2GB of SD card or if yous using the SDHC card it will not format the Memory card.Try to used the recommended Memory card 2GB or 1GB SD card It will reformat your card. Too Much or too High SD card is not compatibl ... Kodak EasyShare DX4530 Digital Camera

My camera says my card is not initialize - Fuji FinePix A350 Digital Camera


Hi,Go into menu and try to format memory card. Most cameras can just use card right from package without format.Formatting will delete all pics if any available. This is the only solution for your problem.This is the procedure,In pl ... Fuji FinePix A350 Digital Camera

Camera is saying card not initialized - Digital Cameras


Perform a "format" on the card. The procedure will be in the user manual, but is usually found in the camera's "setup" menu functions. ... Digital Cameras

Camera screen says - card not initialized - Fuji FinePix S5700 Digital Camera


You need to format the card. There will be a function in the camera setup to do this, or you can do it in a card reader on a computer using the computer's disk format function.Tho other possibility is that the camera cannot make sense of ... Fuji FinePix S5700 Digital Camera

I have an Olympus C-740 Ultra Zoom Digital Camera. I bought a new memory Card. This camera is new to me and this is the first memory card I have purchased. I do not have a manual for the camera. I am having a problem getting the camera to read the card. I insert the card, turn on camera & the window says "no picture". I changed the batteries also. I can get a oval ring which says "Info on the left, picture of cards at the top, "Mode Menu" on right, & bars at the bottom.It appears the "Mode Menu"


Choose YES for the Format option. Allow it to finish. Should work fine then.\015\012Possible defective card if does not work after full format. Do not use any "quick format" option.\015\012First time must be FULL format. ... Digital Cameras

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I have the same camera took it from my dad because he had that problem.  I think it was due to too much heat.  It was always keeped in the car.             I just take the SD card and plug it in and out untill ... Digital Cameras

I bought a memory card for my kodak cx 6330 digital camera. When i put the card it in the camera,it says it need to be formatted, so i press continue, then it says pictures will be erased if formatted and then i press continue again and then it says formatting, for a few seconds and returns to the screen saying the card needs to be formatted. What do I do?! The memory card is a kodak SDHC Memory Card - Mutli Usage


Sorry, but a SDHC card will not work with your camera. Although it looks exactly the same as a standard SD card, the format the card uses is very differnet. Unfortunately your camera was designed before the SDHC format came out. \015\012 ... Kodak CX6330 Digital Camera

Neither the fujifilm 256MB xd card nor th enew Olympus 2GB xd card will work in the A340. I've put the card in and went to Format it in the camera as per teh menu. It acts like it does but when you take a picture it says "write error" When you turn it on again it still says "card not initialized." I've tried formating them with the camera on (lens cover open) and using the menu and with the camera off (lens cover closed powered on using the button on the back) and using the menu from that screen


The camera needs to be up-dated to read the cards it may still have the old dater in it! so it cant "see" the biger cards ... Fuji FinePix A340 Digital Camera

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You're supposed to format the card in the camera. You can find the entry for "format" in the menu. ... Fuji FinePix Z10fd Digital Camera

I have a Fujifilm 4.1 mega pixels Fine Pix digital camera which all of a sudden says on the screen "card not initialized" there is no place on the menu to reset it....can you help? Thank you. Rhoda


"Use the right arrow to get the "options" menu, use the up arrow (zoom in\015\012 button) to select "set-up", press "menu/ok". Use the down arrow to \015\012select "format" on the menu, then (making sure you have selected "OK" on\015\012 the options ... Digital Cameras

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Screen saying card not initialized - Fuji FinePix A340 Digital Camera


The camera wants you to format the card in the camera. This will erase it so download any pics to your computer first. ... Fuji FinePix A340 Digital Camera

My Fujifilm Finepix E500 digital camera says "card not initialized" on the screen. I cannot take a picture, or look at my pictures. I was able to take a picture, but not look at it before i pressed "format". Please tell me what I should do?


Seems your original xD card is busted and you need a new one. Assume the camera (4 years old?) has not been used for a while and you do not have another xD card. Try using a different one if you have or buy a newer xD flash card for your Finepix. ... Digital Cameras

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When i turn my digital camera on with the memory card in it (XD M256mb) it says the card is full. I go to erase photos and it says there are no photos to erase. If i take the memory card out, i can take 15 pictures before the camera is full. How do i access the memory card?


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Card problem My camera keeps sayin ''card not initialized'' and i go to my format options and press ok for the format but then it says card error, so i turn it off and then back on and it it says card not initialized again please help me


Could be a problem with your card, if possible try connecting the car to the PC without the Camera, maybe through a printer if you have media slots.. then try going to my computer and right click on the card and format\015\012\015\012If ... Fuji FinePix A350 Digital Camera

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I believe the max size memory card the S2 Pro will accept is 2MB. ... Fuji FinePix S2 Pro Digital Camera

Initializing picture cards for Fuji FinePix S9000 digital camera


As you have downloaded all the pics to ur computer. Take the card in ur hand, wipe it's copper plates firmly with your thumb, Insert the card in your camera and format it. It should start working. Mine worked.Good Luck ... Fuji FinePix S7000 Digital Camera

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HelloOk, here is something you can try:In your case the \015\012problem is not with the card but rather with your\015\012camera's card reader. This is a rather hard problem to fix yourself but\015\012here is what you can do. ... Digital Cameras

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Hi,This camera comes with built-in flash memory for storing pictures and video clips. You can expand the memory using a SD card (up to 1GB). The camera senses whether a memory card is inserted or not, and automatic ... Polaroid a300 Digital Camera

Have happily used my SLR panasonic digital camera and taken thousands of photos on the SD card, but today it says "memory card error please check the card". Never seen that before and cannot access any of the photos on it. Can't see anything wrong with card, won't read in another panasonic camera either, nor through the card reader attached to my printer. Camera works fine with diferent card. How do I rescue my photos please?


Have you tried this memory card on your computer? \012 If this memory card can be read functionally on your computer, you'd better copy off all your stored photos to another memory card or drive and format this card immediately to check whether ... Digital Cameras
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