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Camera message is: memory card requires formatting : I chose the option to format and camera will start formatting then stops and this message pops up:please format memory card or put in new memory card. I changed memory card and same thing happens,I have also tried moving switch on card, This problem started when I used card to transfer pictures to computer.


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Try formatting through the computer rather than from within the camera itself. Or, just open the card on the computer, select all, then delete. There's probably a large file in there somewhere that the camera just doesn't have enough ooomphh to move out.

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