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My Fujifilm Finepix E500 digital camera says "card not initialized" on the screen. I cannot take a picture, or look at my pictures. I was able to take a picture, but not look at it before i pressed "format". Please tell me what I should do?


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Seems your original xD card is busted and you need a new one. Assume the camera (4 years old?) has not been used for a while and you do not have another xD card. Try using a different one if you have or buy a newer xD flash card for your Finepix.
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