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Memory cards rarely go bad since they have no moving parts. It most likely happens when they are not stored outside the camera and outside a protective case.
In order to conclusively determine if there is a problem with your card, use your computer to format it. Insert it in the computer or absent a built in reader, insert it in an external card reader, find it in "My Computer", right click on it and select the "Format" option.
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Cf card will not format memory card error - Canon Digital Cameras


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