Having problems with your Canon Digital Cameras ?

I have a Cannon camera Powershot A550 The camera works o.k. with the memory card furnished,but when I try a 2gb memory card the camera says "memory card error"The card is formated but the camera doesn'like it.Ive tried 3 new cards but it still wont work. Thank you for your help Larry


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If the new memory card is an SD card, you should be able to use up to 2GB. MMC can support up to 1GB. You can check this link.
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\015\012I would suggest trying another card if that happens to be an SD card.
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\015\012Hope this helps. Pls dont forget to accept the best solution. Thanks!
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 open up the cameras memory card door and clean the contacts with a electrical contact cleaner available at any auto parts store and spray couble of shots and let it dry.  Seems the memory cards contact points get dirty after so much use and need to be cleaned. This would probably work on any kind of camera that uses memory cards and has the same problem.
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