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I have recently purchased a DMC-G1K camera. I have read the operating instruction manuel and cannot understand how to format an SD card. (page 34 in the operating instruction manuel. Where is this information? [email protected]


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Just incase, i wanted to point out this camera may not support SDHC cards. what this means is you cannot use any SD card over 2GB in size unless there is an "SDHC" logo on the camera. "says the manual" And one other real quick thing to check is the lock/unlock switch on the SD card make sure it's in the unlock position \015\012On page 24 there is a little more info on formating the card.if the card is currently formated in NTSC the camera wont be able to read it correctly From your PC if the card is less than 2GB you want to format it in fat12 or fat16 but if it is any size larger than 2GB you have to use fat32. on your PC open "my computer" then plug the card into the PC via Card reader or directly plugged into the camera and you will see a new drive pop up in your "my computer" window. Right click on it and select "format" and it will bring up a window that allows you to change formatting options. usually the correct options are already selected for the card size so just click the "format" button it will prompt you that everything will be deleted. \015\012once formated put it in the camera and go to the Format option again and select it. you will be prompted again that everything will be deleted select "continue format" it should take less than 10 seconds depending on the size of the card \015\012I think the reason they dont elaborate on the formating of the card is because when you click on "format" in the settings menu there isnt much that happens after that other than the prompt about everything being deleted \015\012Good luck hope i helped
Thanks wiidoctor. Your's was a thorough re-statement of most of the important stuff. Unfortunately it didn't resolve the problem. The camera keeps displaying the "must format" prompt but never seems capable of completing the format. I formatted the card on my PC (fat32) and the PC can read the card. But the camera continues to see the card as un-formated. This despite the fact that Kodak says the camera should be able to format and read
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I have recently purchased a DMC-G1K camera. I have read the operating instruction manuel and cannot understand how to format an SD card. (page 34 in the operating instruction manuel. Where is this information? [email protected]


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