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My Sony DSC-S500 digital camera has come up with a Format Error, how can I sort this out


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Hi,

There are many things that can cause this error.

1. Defective Card
2. Inserted Improperly
3. Not formatted correctly
4 You are not using the memory stick duo adapter
5. A memory stick formatted with the computer is not guaranteed to work in the camera.
6 If the card has a "write protect" switch, be sure to switch it to "record".

These are not all the possibilities. I recommend you reading through the manual to be sure you have taken all the correct steps. If you determine that you have, I recommend returning the new stick for a replacement, as it may be defective.

Page 88 of the user manual describes all the steps that need to be taken to format the card.

http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/model-documents.pl?mdl=DSCS500&LOC=3

The Handbook states that if you get a "Format Error" message that you need to format the media again (pg 84).The information on the memory stick can be located on pages 6, 23, 42, 43, 80, and 86. There is an index also that you can reference.

If you are still having difficulty, you likely have a damaged memory stick and should return it to the place of purchase.


Let me know,if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

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