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When I install a memory card in my camera I get the message read only memory card, remove write protection to capture or write to card. The switch on the memory card is in the correct position, this is a card that I have been using with no problems until now. I also installed a brand new memory card and got the same message. I think there's a problem internally with the camera.


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When I put a memory card in my camera its says it needs formating, so I push continue to format and it comes up with the message read only memory card remove write protection to capture or write to card. The switch on the memory card is in the right position. I think something is wrong with the camera, I installed a brand new memory card and got the same message.


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I have a Lumix cameera, Model # DMC-FZ8. I recently installed a new memory card because the one that came with the camera began to malfunction. The new memory card is now having the same problem. The camera tells me "memory card is full" when there are no photos in the camera. I have checked the camera by hooking it up to my computer and it shows no photos in the camera.


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Optio E10 When I turn my camera on I get an error message that says "memory card error", I purchased a new memory card but still get the same error message...any suggestions? I have the exact same problem with my Pentax Optio S7. I turn on the camera and it displays the message Memory Card Error. I have tried several new cards and get the same message. There is an option on the menu to format a card, but you can't access the menu if you have the card installed. It takes great pictures without t


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Try letting it drop about 4 tto 6 inches on a hard service covered by a paper towel. Don't let it land on lens of course. You can remove the mem card. It has 13Meg of internal. ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Digital Camera

Camera message is: memory card requires formatting : I chose the option to format and camera will start formatting then stops and this message pops up:please format memory card or put in new memory card. I changed memory card and same thing happens,I have also tried moving switch on card, This problem started when I used card to transfer pictures to computer.


Try formatting through the computer rather than from within the camera itself. Or, just open the card on the computer, select all, then delete. There's probably a large file in there somewhere that the camera just doesn't have enough ooomphh to move ... Digital Cameras

My sandisk sd card isn't working in my camera. My camera is a vivitar 5024 camera, everytime I try to take a picture it says memory card is not ready, it says switch to internel ram. This memory card is brand new so what is the problem? No it is not locked i've tried that already, i've tried to figure out what's wrong for a long time now. Does anyone know how to fix this problem? Additional information: The sd card is only 2GB.


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Just installed a new memory card in my powershot A430 and the camera says memory card error, card is locked. how do I unlock?


What type and size memory card? The A430 works with SD cards. It won't work with SDHC cards.SD cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the metal contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nea ... Canon PowerShot A430 Digital Camera

Camera will not switch on when new memory card installed


What make and model camera? What type and size memory card? ... Digital Cameras

When I turn on my camera it say my card is locked and I manually switched the little switch on the memory card however it still said it was locked so I bought a whole new memory card and it still says its locked even after I switched the little side thing.


There are several possible causes for "memory card locked", "memory card error", or "no memory card". Some include trying to use of a 4GB SDHC card with an older camera made before SDHC format came out. Others include problems with the tiny slide swi ... Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera

My Kodak C913 camera keeps telling me that the memory card is protected and to reset switch on memory card. This happens with a brand new 1 GB card, or on the 4 GB cards I have. (I have tried different cards and its always the same message that pops up) No matter how many times I reset the lock, I still get the message. I love the camera but have only had it a few months and its driving me crazy.


The switch should be in the unlocked position...is that where you have it? ... Kodak EasyShare C913 Digital Camera

My new windows 7 wont except my s1600 fuji finepix camera...i installed the software that come with the camera, i have also unistalled the cam and reinstalled twice just to make sure.....also i get a screen that says there are no new pictures to be downloaded from my camera, and my memory card is full. this is a brand new camera???? help


Dobrý deň.,chcel by som sa spýtať \302\236e aký program si mám nainštalovať k notbooku Samsung R730 a mám foťak FUJIFILM FINEPIX S1600 aby som vedel pozrieť a nahrať si nafoten&e ... FUJIFILM FinePix S1600 Digital Camera

My Kodak C913 sometimes follows switch on with the statement memory card needs formatting. I have tried to do this several times but to no avail. I am then faced with a message which says that I should use a new card. I am now on my third card and I still get the formatting message. This does not happen every time I switch on but about 8 times out of ten. the other 2 times the camera works well whilst it is still switched on. When I switch off the problem re occurs. There is nothing wrong with a


First of all, stop putting your cards in another camera....this can corrupt the card. With no card in the camera, go into the menu and find "reset"...follow the on-screen instructions. Insert your card, turn on the camera and go into the camera menu ... Kodak EasyShare C913 Digital Camera

I install a new memory card and get CARD ERROR what is wrong? My original trouble was a bad memory so I bought a new one and this is what I have. The camera is a fiji Fine Pix 4700 zoom


Hi there, please format the new card from computer after that use. If you face the same problem again the go in camera manu option and fromt here reset your camera after that restart the cam. Ihope your problem will be solve then. If not then the cam ... Digital Cameras

I have a Norcent DCS-760 camera. I bought a new memory card and when I install it it say ''card error''. It is a 4G size. It this too large a memory for that camera?


Max2 gb ... Digital Cameras

Just purchased and installed SD memory card and the camera says memory card is unusable (Insert new memory card)


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My canon EOS 100D digital SLR is saying 'card write protected' when ever I turn it on. It just started to appear on my screen for no apparent reason one day and it won't let me take pictures anymore. It's not the card it's the camera, I have tried sliding the switch on the side of the memory card and even tried new cards in my camera but it happens with every card I insert. I have googled the problem and can't find any solution to fix the problem. Would be very grateful if you could help at all


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Have a new Canon Camera with 2gb SD card. Card was OK at first but now comes up as card locked. Installed in a different camera with same results. Lock switch on card is in unlock pos.


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My A540 camera gives me a Memory card error when I put in a new card. I have tried different brands and checked the card lock switch. These cards work in another camera


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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

My memory card door broke off of me D3100 SLR camera the 2nd day i had it. i ordered a new one. now i don't know how to get the broken piece off and the new one installed. Nikon said to send them the camera. I said forget it.


Hi caroll19421, you can purchase the part contact Mr. Gray in uscamera.com, and for make the replacemet i attach a image scanned.Best regards. ... Nikon Digital Cameras

When i take a picture it tells me that the memory is full and i have installed a new memory card. The camera is new


I will assume that this camera is using a SD card as there is no make or model shown. All new memory cards need to be formatted to the camera so the camera can read the card. Also SD cards have a lock on the side it's a little sliding switch that can ... Digital Cameras
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