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"this card can not be used" shows on screen
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I attempted to unlock a 1.0 gb camera card today which has been locked. After attempting to unlock it using a utility knife (since the lever was missing) I gave up after trying to load and reload the locked card. Then when I reinstalled the other card (same type which was unlocked and in use today. This card now is unusable with the same message showing on the camera screen. Yet another card that is also unlocked was used and the same message again. I now cannot shoot photos since all three card
Hi there.Turn the camera on and go into the setup menu, look down the list for "reset" and reset it, then try another camera card.Please post back the results.Good luck and thanks for choosing FixYa!! ... Canon Digital Cameras
Hi. Last time I went to used my camera the screen showed a message saying the memory card was damaged. When I tok it out I saw that it was slightly damaged on the bottom strip. I have replaced it with another memory card but the same message keeps coming up so I cannot take any photos.The message says: "This memory card cannot be used. Card may be damaged. Insert another card." Any suggestions how I can reset the camera before I pay to put it in for a service?
It is possible that there are bits of the damaged pieces struck inside the card reader contacts in the camera.\012So if you can remove the battery and memory card and tap upside down ,you might be able to retrieve the broken pieces.\012us ... Nikon D40x Digital Camera
Memory card I love my Gateway DC-T50 but the card fills up too quickly.I have a Kodak SD 256 MB memory card and want to get a bigger one.So I went and got a 2 GB and installed it , the camera screen said This card cannot be used. I took it back to the store and the clerk said it was probably too big because I have an older camera. So I exchanged it for a 1GB and it shows the same error message. My question is; what is the biggest memory card this camera can use? I have misplaced my manual, or I
Try a 512mb because your camera could be older then the 1 and 2gb memory cards can handle...or depending on where you are..you could take it to Best buy and they could tell you...hope it helped =) ... Gateway DC-T50 Digital Camera
While using my FinePix S6500fd camera with an Olympus xD picture card type M-XD2GM my camera screen displayed " Card Failure ". I had taken many still pictures and changed to Video, as I had previously with great results, after about 20 seconds, blank screen showing Card Failure. On my return from holiday I took camera and card to a good photographer who tested both, camera ok, card no response at all. They suggested that I contacted yourselves and ask for advice. Looking forward to your re
Hi,Try FileScavenger software and see if you are able to recover your pictures and videoshttp://www.quetek.com/prod02.htmYou can test it free ... Olympus Digital Cameras
Took pictures with Panasonic DMX-FZ50 using a Lexar SD 2GB memory card. I put card into card reader in my computer to upload. It shows a JPEG thumbnail with a file # and if you place the cursor over it, it shows a file size of any where from 2mb to 4 mb like there is something there but cannot view it. I know the pics where there because I saw them in the lcd screen. My card reader wipped the picture off when I downloaded so can't see them now in camera. Is there anyway to fix these pics or some
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I have recently purchased two hidden outdoor battery operated security camera/DVR's but as I am hopeless with technology I have been unable to work out how to use them. They record onto an SD card & I am at the stage that the laptop recognises the cards but no files show up - just a blank screen. I believe there are some files on the cards because when I hook into the TV monitor something flashes very fast on the screen that I can't make out but I need someone to set up the cameras properly &
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Canon IXUS 85. Last time i used my camea was last night, it worked fine when i went to show a friend a video i had taken and it worked fine, i don't remember knocking it, but i went to turn it on this morning and the screen was blank, i fully charged my lithium battery and tried again, and took the memory card out, put the picture on my laptop and put the card back in at the same time as the battery. I tried to then turn the camera on and it went on showing the sceen for a second before going of
It may be a lens problem...try these:\015\012Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\015\012\015\012This has t ... Canon PowerShot SD770 IS / IXUS 85 Digital Camera
So I took the family to Luray Caverns in Virginia last week, and took lots of pictures of my wife and kids in the caverns. As my six year old leaned over the "fried eggs" formation, my Canon A570is beeped. The screen showed the battery was running low, and then the dreaded "memory card error" came up. Are all my pics lost, or is there a way to recover them. I'm using rechargeable batteries, and have not checked the CR1220 internal battery. I'm also using a 4 year old class 2 - 2Gb SD card.
Don't worry, your lost photos that are very precious can be recovered with ease. I would like to introduce you a very good data Recovery software, called tenorshare data recovery which can be used to recover images from SD card and from other storage ... Canon PowerShot A570 IS Digital Camera
I have a Polaroid a330 and just bought a 2GB sd card. The manual says to format a card before using and gives instructions. However, when I insert the card and turn on the camera, the screen shows "card full". The format option on the menu us grayed out and cannot be selected.
First try to see if the card is not locked from the side ..It has a little button that locks it ...after that insert the card into a computer with a card reader ..and format it in Fat mode...by opening my computer folder...right click on the removabl ... Polaroid a330 Digital Camera
I have a new canon power shot a580 and have used a kodak 2gb memory card. I started with an empty card, took approx 30 pictures and then "memory card error" shows up on my little screen. I can't retrieve the existing pictures or take any new ones. I'm new to this digital camera thing.. What should I do?
Did you format the card in the camera first to initialize it? Use a card reader to download any pictures on the card to a folder you create on your desktop. Then, format the card in the camera. ... Canon PowerShot A580 Digital Camera
Hello, I have Olympus FE-330 digital camera. Few weeks back i am using my camera, suddenly when i was taking a picture, i saw a message on screen, it was PLEASE CLEAN THE CONTACT AREA OF THE CARD. I did what it said, after that i tried, but it was showing me the same message till today. I have important pics on the card, so i want to get back those pictures. I request you to suggest me a solution for this. Till now i have not formatted my card. Thank you
The best quick fix for this is to take the memory card out of the camera and read it with a card reader attached to your computer. That won't fix the camera problem but you will get your pictures. Once you have the pictures safe, you can try formatti ... Olympus Digital Cameras
I formated my SD Card in my computer, then, I inserd the card into camera. After camera ON, on the screen shows PROTECTED CARD and I can't take picture. How to solve my problem in order to I can use my camera again. Thanks for sugestion.
SD cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card. If the switch is already in the proper position, slide it fully the ot ... FUJIFILM A170 Digital Camera
Card locked hello, I have a pentax optio S7, when I turned it on today it showed a black screen with the words Card locked. I have been going through the mode and menu to no avail, it also reads green mode must be canceled to use this function.
The card has a lock on it which must have been disturbed, just take it out and slide it to unlock. ... Pentax Optio S6 Digital Camera
Camera screen started showing "processing" after taking a picture, but the picture doesn't save....and now the memory card will not read in my PC card slot.(other sticks/cards still work fine on the PC). I have had to use the USB nable to download. Any thoughts on what is causing the problem or if the two issues are related?
Sounds like a corrupted memory card. ... Kodak EASYSHARE Z1485 IS Digital Camera
Can't get a picture on the screen - just shows black. When we turn the camera on the LCD screen displays the function choices and menu options, but will not display any image. If we take a picture using the view finder and then check for the image, nothing is displayed. We just checked the memory card, and it doesn't even take a photo. All we got was black. Any suggestions?
Check the SD card, they have sliders on them which lets you "lock" the card so nothing can be put on or taken off of it. Make sure that is off. Then go through the menu on the camera and try to format the card again. If the card is bad it should give ... Canon Powershot A1000IS 10MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom
The camera was working fine but I tried to use it over the weekend and now the screen shows an image with a green tint with a lot of vertical red lines about 1 pixel thick. The screen itself is fine because the menus look normal; the abnormal images are recorded onto the card and played back.
This kind of symptom appears due to bad ccd imager chip in digital camera that need to be replaced by local camera repair shop to get correct live view to take pictures.CCD Imager chip is located at end of lens assembly that converts an image i ... Digital Cameras
Card protect cant use my camera because on the screen it keeps on showing card protect
Check the card. There is a little button on the side...unlock it...put it back in the camera...turn the camera on. It should work!\015\012\015\012Thanks\015\012\015\012Fame !! ... Jenoptik JD C Digital Camera
I just got a Fujifilm Finepix s2800 and it keeps showing "read error" on the screen and doesn't show the images taken. I formatted the memory card several times and there has been no change. Same thing happens when I try to take a photo using only the internal memory. How do I fix this?
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When i connect olympus sp800uz to my laptop (msi x600) on win7 i begin transfering pictures or browsing files(doesnt matter) but after a while it crashes and on the cameras screen appears "lost connecion" but the led indicator still shows that it is still charging. So, what is the problem? I cannot transfer pictures directly from cameras memory, only from sd card using card reader..
Hi,\015\012\015\012Please re install the camera diver on your computer and get them paired again. The problem is not on your firewire .\015\012\015\012Regards, Jay ... Olympus SP800UZ Digital Camera
CF Light My camera was working fine, I turned it on this morning and snapped one picture, I noticed it did not show on the screen. The CF light is on and the number 252 is flashing in the little window. PLEASE tell me I just need a new card. I have used the same one for two years now and in about 30 countries, so my cam has been bounced around a bit. Thanks you so much. Q
If you have pics on the card, see if you can download them to computer, then go into the Menu and format the card. If the card is okay, that should correct the problem. If it's defective, it will tell you the card cannot be used. ... Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera
My camera will also show pics that I have already taken so I know the screen is still good but won't go into camera mode. I changed the batteries, even the card and still have the problem. I have been using fuji s5600 for three years now and it's the first time i encountered such problem
If it won't go into camera mode then maybe the micro switch underneath the swtich is damaged. It's on a small pcb with 2 micro switches for either of the 2 functions. play back and camera ... Fuji FinePix S5200 / S5600 Digital Camera
"this card can not be used" shows on screen
What make and model camera? What type and size card? ... Digital Cameras
Error #e21 I've got a kodak easyshare v610, which is RUBBISH!!!, but apart from that at least I was really looking forward to make some simple photos on it, but after half a year of using it ERROR E21 appeared on the screen! It's switching off or freezing and showing photos in many different colours saying "error e21" constantly! I don't have any warranty on it. What should I do? Chuck it away? I've paid for it £350 + SD memory card £50, I know, now new one is worth no more than £120...
Having had it for half a year - how come no warranty?\015\012If you acquired it through regular means and still have purchase documentation then back to the retailer it goes.\015\012The problems you mention are definite - firm ware errors and seller/ ... Kodak EasyShare DX7630 Digital Camera
I turn the camera on and the screen shows blue with a no image sign. Is it stuck in some mode where its looking for photos? The card is clean and empty. I cannot take any photos. I also use a 3Pro.......great camera. Allen
Check the mode selection switch. It should be adjusted in the mode you desire to work. Also click the shot button and keep it pressed for about 2 seconds. If still not working properly then switch off the Camera and remove the battery and replace it ... Fuji FinePix S5000 Digital Camera
I accidentally formatted my xd-picture card and lost my pictures. I retrieved them using DataRecovery.com. All the pictures show up correctly on the thumbnails. However, when I open the picture or double click, a few of the pictures are fully or partially covered by a grey screen. Is there any way that I can remove the grey to expose the full picture?
Buy a new camera ... Fuji FinePix S3000 Digital Camera