Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?

When i switch on my Nikon coolplix camera after inserting the memory card i get the message "This card cannot be used". I checked and the card is not in locked mode. Please help me urgent as i have to leave for an outing in next 2 hours and need this camera there. -Amit [email protected]

Answers :

If the card appears in My Computer on PC, then right click on its icon to bring up the format option. Format it again in the camera
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Digital Cameras

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

When i switch on my Nikon coolplix camera after inserting the memory card i get the message "This card cannot be used". I checked and the card is not in locked mode. Please help me urgent as i have to leave for an outing in next 2 hours and need this camera there. -Amit [email protected]

If the card appears in My Computer on PC, then right click on its icon to bring up the format option. Format it again in the camera ... Digital Cameras

I have an SL620 Samsung Digital camera, when I try to take pictures I can't due to it saying card locked. I have taken the memory card out, re-charged, cleaned and looked at the manual for this camera. I can not find anything on how to deactivate this. I do not have a switch next to my camera or memory chip to switch over. I read the suggestion on flipping the switch I do not have one. I have no switch on any part of my camera just all the buttons for mamory etc. please help I am very frustrated

Look at the memory card itself. 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 ... Samsung SL620 Digital Camera

Lieca c lux 3 - when you want to transfer pictures from camera to pc (windows XP) Dell Dimension 2350, do you have to leave the battary and memory card in the camera? What is the fastest way to transfer pictures and the easiest - should I buy a memory card reader? Also, I just sent my battery back to B & H Photo store because it drained so quickly - have you heard of this happening - took about 5 pictures and that was it. Please send me step by step instructions as the manual was no help

If you have a data cable you can connect the camera through data cable.The camera will be displayed as an external disk in My computer on Windows, or as an additional hard disk in Mac file manager.If you do not have the data cable, ... Leica Digital Cameras

Hi. i have just put my Fujifilm S6500fd on and a white screen appeared which told me there was a Read Error? I have never had this before, after having the camera for 2 years. I looked in my troubleshooting book which says give the xd card a wipe with a soft cloth. I did, and inserted it back into the camera, hoping it would now work. It hasn't, and i don't know what to do next. Please help? Thanks :)


HELP! Ok, tomorrow I leave for a trip to New York. I have been reading these questions and I have found that the camera has the same problems across the board. My LCD goes white...nothing is displayed, not even the playback image. It makes sounds like it is working, but it is not. I can't find the reset button anywhere. I have looked in the memory card area and the battery, but I can't find it. Please, if you can help, I need it by tomorrow.

As I understand, the flex connector to the LCD screen is rubbing against a support rib on the inside of the camera and causing it to short. This is a design flaw of the camera. For a quick temp fix, GENTLY press on the lower right corner of the LCD s ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S40 Digital Camera

My Lumix DMC FZ30 use to work using a 4gb SDHC SanDisk card, but now says, "Memory card error please check the card". However, the card works fine in any other cameras. A small pocket Fujifilm camera for example. I was told to reformat the card in the camera, but I'm unable to use any part of the FZ30 camera while the card is inserted and on. Please help as I want to use my 4gb card and not just the 2gb ones which work fine so I know it's not a problem with the camera reading memory cards, just

Memory cards have a limited life. If you've been using it a lot and erasing it or formatting it, it probably is just worn out. Take it to a camera shop and try a new card. If that works, go to a discount store and buy a new one. It will cost less ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30 Digital Camera

Please help Hi, Can you please help? My Nikon 4200 coolpix camera will not respond. Every time I turn it on, it registers a message 'This card cannot be used'. I have exactly the same memory card as when I bought it and I have downloaded pictures before. Please help as I have my sisters wedding photos on there from a few months back and really wish to download them and carry on using the camera. Kind regards Ruthie xx

Hi Ruthie,\015\012dont get tense,there are so many data recovery software available on net, just download it and recover your sister's wedding photo.\015\012but i think you did not format your memory card regularly,that's why it happened.\015\012\015 ... Nikon Coolpix 4200 Digital Camera

I have a fujifilm fine pix720ld camera, my cousins wedding was on over the weekend and have taken many photos. when i went to look at photos the next morning it said card not initialised. i now do not know what to do and am afraid that all my pictures are deleted.can some one please help me.?

It's no problem at all to get them back. Do not take any more pictures, and remove the card from the camera to lessen the chance of you overwriting some important pictures or videos. There are VERY many freeware software options available to help yo ... Fuji FinePix A850 Digital Camera

Olympus c150 camera put new memory card in getting message card set up format power off then mesage erasing all help please i have a C-170 camera, when I turn it on, 2 options are given power off and format... when i choose format, it will erase all the pictures. I have stored pictures that are very important to me. Please help.

The problem is that the largest xD card that your camera can support is a 256mb card. The M or H 256mb cards are not compatible. The firmware in the camera cannot support memory storage of that type. The camera came out before those cards did and ... Olympus FE-170 Digital Camera

I need help. I have Fujifilm xd-Picture card M1 GB for my Olympus stylus camera. I have pictures stored in them already and when I tried to download the pictures, it took a very long time to read the card and still it wasn't recognize. And then I tried putting the card back to my camera and it gave a me a card error. It says I have to clean the contact area of the card with dry cloth which I did several times and still giving me the same message (clean the card....). Please help...I am very

Sounds as if somehow the memory card is corrupted. In order to retrieve the images you would need to run some type of image recovery software. You can try a program called zero assumption recovery which will allow you to try and retrieve the images ... Digital Cameras

Help, I took about 80 pictures on my olympus sp-350 camera, an xd card was in it. Took my camera out the following night and half way through it seemed as if the camera switched to taking pics on the card/ internal memory (not sure which!) because I could only view the last ones taken and not those before. I have been onto photo rescue and that only recovered the ones that were on the card. I pray to God I haven't erased them they were taken on a special holiday in fRANCE! PLEASE help

U may have over loaded ur camera and got the card to delete it automatically for you to take more pictures look in ur settings to see if thats it? ... Olympus Digital Cameras

I just bought a Vivitar Vivicam T027 camera. It says to use a SD card. I tried that - does not fit. I tried the SDHC card - does not fit. Please help me by telling me what kind of card this camera does take. The 800 number given in the manual is useless - 45 minutes and then it disconnected without me talking to anyone. I'm at a loss and I have also given this camera to a friend as a gift so I'm embarrassed because I can't get mine to work or hers. Thanks for helping me.

Are you sure you are not placing the card in up side down? SD cards definitely fit on this one, just make sure the slot is empty when you pushing it in.\015\012\015\012don't force it, if it feels like your forcing it, its upside down.\015\012 ... Vivitar ViviCam 3915 Digital Camera

CAMERA PROBLEM I have a sony DSCT70 and im not able to transfer photos from my memory card to the camera memory or from the camera to the memory card ive tried looking at the user manual but its no help at all also tried finding the option on the camera but it keeps saying it will delete data. Please help...

I have never heard of transfering like you want. Normally the internal memory wouldn't have room enough to hold those from the card, I think you will have to transfer to a computer, or go to one of the many photo processers and have them download al ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S700 Digital Camera

"Card Full" Images printed at Wal-Mart. Unable to remove from card. Images downloaded to laptop...formatted from computer. Insert card in camera...can't take pictures, display reads, "Card Full". Format attempted in camera...ends up with "No Images" indicating format is successful. Still can't take pictures...display says "Card Full" Not my camera. It belongs to elderly uncle who expects me to "fix" his camera! Please help.

My answer:Your 2000 model year Olympus\015\012D-460 Zoom DigitalCamera, that is now possibly going on 8 years old\015\012(not sure when youbought it), may not only be having memory card\015\012problems so much as it(camera itself) may jus ... Olympus D-460 Zoom Digital Camera

Hi. I have an s2 pro fuji camera. bought a new 4gig x133 CF card. inserted - camera says "card not initialized" computer does recognize the card. formatted it on my pc, still the same problem. Can it be that the card's too modern for the camera? what else can it be? the camera does recognize my old 512mb x80 card. please help. Thank you.

I believe the max size memory card the S2 Pro will accept is 2MB. ... Fuji FinePix S2 Pro Digital Camera

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

Disapearing Photos Please help! I pressed the format button that is in the setup part of menu! it cleared all photos off camera and memory card! how did this happen?can i get them back? To make matters worse iv lost my camera box which has help book etc in it!eek. please help if you can. Thanks Julie

Jghjkhhhhhhhhh,h,khki ... Samsung Digimax S700 Digital Camera

Please help!! When i try to turn on my camera the screen turns red and it sais camera has experienced an error please reset your camera, then it automatically turns off. My model is HP Photosmart R725/R727. What can i do about this problem i tried EVERYTHING!? I even tried the whole put an end of a paper clip in the reset hole next to the battery but that still didnt work! I really dont know what to do next.. ANY SUGGESTIONS???

Just gently smack it a couple of times. I swear, it soounds strange but it works!! Read some of the other solutions on this site and you'll see. Besides, there is nothing to lose at this point! ... HP Photosmart R725 Digital Camera

The problem in my digital camera is whenever I ON the camera, It shows Memory card requires formatting, and If I give Continue, It shows Formatting will delete everything on memory card I give Continue.......Its shows Memory card is unusable(insert new Memory card). And if I put a new Memory card it again shows the same message........So what would be the problem either it's the camera, and may not be memory card. Please suggest me what to do next...... awaiting for your reply

Preformat : By Fix-shad0w#1Insert your memory card into your computer's reader if you have one. If not, you can purchase a multi-format USB Memory Card reader from Amazon.com or Buy.com#2Open up 'My Computer'. You should ... Kodak EasyShare V1003 Digital Camera

Memory Card I just got my new Canon Power Shot G9. The user guide pictures a different memory card then what came with the camera. The guide shows a memory card that has ribbing and a write protection tab. The memory card that came with the camera does not. It is smooth all around except for one squared off corner. My problem is I cannot figure out, since the guide diagram and the actual card do not match, how the card is inserted into the camera? Please help! Thanks, Liz

They tricked you. The picture in the guide is of an SD card, but the card that came with the G9 is an MMC card. On both, there is a row of brass-colored contacts along one edge. This is what looks like ribbing in the guide. These contacts should go i ... Canon PowerShot G9 Digital Camera

Upon turning on my camera the message 'lens error restart camera' appears against black screen. I've turned off the camera and have tried turning on again. Still same message. Prior to the above message, my camera displayed a message 'memory card error card locked' and I was not able to see view my photos. I took out the card to see if it was in a locked position to which it was not. Please help as I have vacation photos on this memory card!

Can't help with the camera- sounds like it has a fault.The photos, however, should be recoverable by putting the memory card into a card reader on a computer. ... Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera

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

Err 02 When i switch on the camera the EOS appears on the lcd screen other than that it is blank. After a while an error 02 appears (CF card fault). I have tried previously working cards and they all do the same. The manual says re-format the card but as the lcd screen is blank, this is not possible. The battery is fully charged. Is this a problem with the camera or the card.. My gut feeling says it's the camera.. Please help, Thanks...

Hi,If we talk about Error 02 - This error occurs when image data cannot be written to the CF card.\015\012This error can occur when the CF card is not fully seated in the camera\015\012or if the 350Ddoes not detect a card-ready signal wit ... Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

Memory card I've got sony H5 cybershot camera. I've just bought a 4 GB sony memory stick duo pro but when I insert the card in the camera the light in right corner appears as red and the screen stays black and it looks like the camera doesn't work with it. When I take the mem card out the camera turns on fine. I really don't know why this is happening. Could you help please? Thank you in advance. Regards Radka Hajkova

Dear friend.\015\012 here its a problam in mem card or a sellaction of format try to fromat yr mem card in fat16 format and then try with this methord..\015\012\015\012don't forget to vote me.. thanks advance.\015\012jo_ ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H5 Digital Camera

MEMORY CARD I bought a memory card to my camera and when I incert it the camera have a rare sound and turn off. Every time I turn on the camera, show me a window to format it and if I press yes, do the sound and one more time turn off. The memory card is a Sandisk SD 2GB CARD. Please help me. Thanks. Send me a message at [email protected] Have a nice day

It happend with me .\015\012this camera was degined to use SD card by max 32 MB or may be less.unless there is a softwear to allow the cam to accept the bigger capicty like SD 1 or 2 GB ... BenQ DC3400 Digital Camera
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.lionebra.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.6072 seconds