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I have a canon powershot a520 camera it it says memory card error only when I use the 8 gb memory card?

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The A520 works with SD cards. Your 8GB card is actually an SDHC card. While SDHC cards fit into the slot, they are electronically incompatible and will not work in devices not specifically designed to use them. You need to use SD cards, 2GB and smaller.
I love the Canon Powershot products and have seen this error before with other models. Many times the issue is with the SD card that is either not clean or becomes defective over time. While the Canon Powershot A520/A510 manual does have a few possible solutions lets get to the point here. Before replacing the card there are a few things you can try to resolve the issue. Since it is difficult and unsafe to clean the contacts inside the camera you may want to focus on the memory card.

Firstly, try to insert the memory card into a computer to see if you can read the card. If it woks, then try cleaning the memory card contacts with a Q-tip and a small amount of Isopropyl alcohol (99% is available). Clean contacts in a stoking pattern away from the body of the card towards the end of the contacts. Let dry and try in the camera again.

If the memory card is still not read properly try formatting the memory card in the camera via the menu system. Menu > Setup > Format > OK to confirm formatting.

I have had issues with specific memory cards and just had to order a new SDHC 32GB from Transcend since my PNY card failed this week. Purchase a new memory card and look for one with a high-class rating, this is usually represented by a # inside of a circle with Class 10 being the current best standard. This will provide better throughput for your photo taking and transfers.

In any event that the new card does not work and you have the same issue you will want to consider a new camera or a service repair by Canon. But always try a new card and cleaning then formatting your card before the extreme of replacing.

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