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Camera format problem

\015 I have bought a new flash card for my camera and it will not format it.\015

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Remove the CF card on your Dimage, and look in its slot in the camera. Believe that you might have a bent pin in there. If so, don't fret, you may be able to fix it yourself. See this for more info.
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When I insert the CF card, and then turn the camera on, I get a reading that the card needs to be formatted. I then try to format the card, and it says that the card cannot be formated. I looked inside, and the pins appear to be fine. I just received the camera about a weeks ago, and have alreay taken photos with the camera, and had no problems with the CF card initially.


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How are you transferring pictures with the other cards? Are you using a\015\012USB cable and plugging the camera into the PC? If not, how are you\015\012doing it. Let me know the answer... I have some suggestions for you.\015\012Regards,\ ... Canon Digital Cameras

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Try formatting the card on a computer than again on the camera. If you don't have success formatting the card with a computer than it is a pretty sure thing that there may be something wrong with the card. ... Konica Minolta DiMAGE 2300 Digital Camera

I have a Canon Power Shot s400 and am having a problem formatting the CF card. I have three different CF cards that I have been using for some time and have formatted them before but they are now not staying formatted long enough to take any pictures. I have a new fully charged battery in the camera and the camera does not want to come on at times. Can you help me??


You most likely have damage in the card socket. you might be able to look into the card slot anf see if any of the contacts are bent, but most likely the socket will need to be replaced. ... Canon Digital Cameras

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It just means that if you want to use a memory card that is not new and was used in another camera or a computer, you first need to format it in the camera. Also, new cards should be formatted in the camera. ... Nikon Coolpix S3000 Digital Camera

My Nikon D2oo is not working with Extreme 111 Compact flash cards that I just had the camera Format. There is an burn oder coming from either the camera or card.Wanting to put card not formatted with pictures not wanting to loose in camera to see if it would work but not sure if I should try. Your thoughts ? Have there been similar problems with the D200?


Hello, and thanks for using FixYa. Please if the card contains any important pictures, connect it to a computer and copy them to the computer if they are not backed up. Then put the card in the camera and format the card in the camera, t ... Nikon D200 Body Only Digital Camera

My camera needs formatting every few days. At first i thought that the XD card is broken, bought a new one, but the same problem appeared. I can take pictures, but when i connect the camera with the computer, the pictures are gone, and they are also not visible on the camera display. after formatting, it works maximum 1 day. Please help me. Thanx


Heloo There#1Insert your ( memory card , flash disk , cellphone , .... ) into your computer.#2Open up 'My Computer'. You should see it under the list of available drives.#3Check its contents first to make sur ... Olympus FE-230 Digital Camera

I recently loaded the Ver. 1.10 firmware to correct the slow shutter problem that has plagued this Konica Minolta DiImage Xi camera. Now after successfully installing and confirming that it ?updated? the camera continuously wants to be updated and turned off. If I remove the firmware the camera will not boot up, I think because the SD is not formated. How can I format the SD card on the PC?


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