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I am having difficulty in erasing pictures from built in memory.

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With no card in the camera, go into the menu and find "format" and follow the on-screen instructions.
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I am having difficulty in erasing pictures from built in memory.

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I have a Lumix DMC-FS3 camera and if I don't put a memory card in it, I can't take any pictures because it says "built-in memory is full". When I tried to delete any photos that maybe on the internal memory, it just says "no valid picture to play". I even installed a memory card and tried to copy from the internal memory to the memory card, but it said that there's nothing to copy. When I plug the camera into my computer, I can playback pictures. So I'm very confused as to what is on my internal

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I have copied the photographs from the 4 Gb memory card to the computer (170 picture) but now when I insert the memory card back into the camera I receive the message "No valid picture to play" and can only take a photo to built-in memory. The card and camera are new, this is my first attempt to copy pictures to the computer. I think I can reformat the card but will lose the pictures already there, will this get rid of the problem? Would welcome some advice please. Thank you Eileen Scar

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I have a Samsung S860 digital camera. Question: How do I erase all pictures on my memory card at one time without individually erasing each picture one bu one. i want a fasty way to erase all pictures. Thanks Bob

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My vivitar digital camera 8025 will not allow me to take pictures. I took all of my pictures off of my 2 GB card with a card reader and checked off erase all pictures from memory after uploaded to computer on the wizard. When I tried to take a picture after I put the memory card back in it tells me the card is full. What do I do?

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Memory card my camera keeps erasing my pictures. it sais that the memory card needs to be formated but it will erase all files on the camera. i have important photos that are on there right now, that i cant download to my computer. please help with suggestions to make the photos come back. i tried to lock and unlock the memory card but its no use. i really dont know whats going on so can you please make some suggestions to the steps i need to take to get my photos back.Thank You.

Also, use a card reader, copy your pictures from the card using the card reader, transfer your pix to your computer and then reformat the card ... Kodak EasyShare C613 Digital Camera

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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Turned on camera and all pics from memory card were erased. The number 670 still shows up in the right corner of the camer when I turn it on. When I take a picture, it says 1. Pictures and camera seem to be working fine. I took the memory card to CVS and pics are not there. I don't have a clue what happened to the pics I had on the memory card but I hope I can somehow retrieve them. Thanks

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When I put the memory card in the camera it says 'cannot read' it. How do I format the card? I know it has the right 'size' memory. The memory card I am using is the same one I used a few months ago and I saved the pictures I took to a computer and erased the pictures off the card. Now as soon as I turn the camera on it says 'This card cannot be read'. Im frustrated as there is nothing in the manual that seems to get my camera working again. I have only had it for a year. Please HELP!

Do not use the computer to erase the card. This is the reason your camera no longer recognizes the card. Now you need to format the card in the camera to get it to work properly. ... Digital Cameras

Memory card While in format i accidently pressed erase all data ok,now i have no pictures on my memory card or so it seems and the camera has resorted back to the camera and im unable to take pictures how do i solve this and have i wiped my memory card clean

First do not panic! It is possible to recover your pictures\015\012if you take care. Take the card from the camera (powered off) and if it has a\015\012"write protect" tab then lock it now. Do not try and write anything\015\012to the card or you risk ... Fuji FinePix F30 Digital Camera

Memory full and i can't erase the pictures on the camera if i buy a new memory card with say 2gb memory will this solve the problem? i am not concerned about the pictures in the camera or on the card or wherever they are.

It should do but you'll still have to download or remove your pictures at some time or you'll just continue filling up memory cards. Have a look at the Fuji website for help and info :-\015\012\015\012 ... Fuji FinePix A600 Digital Camera

Picture size I take pictures for an illustrated report I do. I download the pictures onto my computer and then transfer the pictures onto a page in word perfect x3. Some of my pictures won't transfer and my computer says it's because the picture exceeds 27" in height or width. I have never had this problem before, did I accidently put the camera in some mode thast created the picture bigger than a normal setting? I have already erased the pictures from the memory card. How can I fix this problem

Your best bet is to resize the images. you can easly resize using windows or easier using the camera software, under zoombrowser go to internet then email emages, follow that then save the images to your computer then try those images. If could be t ... Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera

I was taking pictures outside on a cold day and the camera froze - after warming it up I was able to take more pictures but I thought I lost all the previous ones. I subsequently took about 50 pictures and a message appeared indicating the memory was full(strange?) so I downloaded the pictures to my computer and after download the 50 or so pictures, the camera showed the previous pictures I had taken and I downloaded these and erased the card - I was wondering now if I take pictures whether it i

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