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How do I format a memory card for the Canon Power Shot A4000IS camera


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Press the MENU button. Select the wrench-and-hammer icon. Select "Format..." and follow the prompts.

Full details are in the "Formatting Memory Cards" section of the manual (begins on page 126 in my copy). If you need a manual you may download a copy here.
This is under MENU SETTINGS.
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