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The camera sends back a message "can not use this card" what does that mean and how do I correct problem


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Is the card locked? Is it full? Is it the wrong type? Many SD cards have a little sliding lock on the side, check that. Usually white in color. Has the card been used in the camera before? If not it may need to be formatted before use. Format should be in the settings menu.
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