Having problems with your Canon EOS 40D Digital Camera ?

Trying to format cards, but it says "cannot format, replace card"

\015 I veiwed pictures on my computer in a card reader from one card, and then proceeded to try and veiw pictures from 3 cards, getting an error message on my computer that the files were corrupted. So I then put them into my camera to try and veiw them and the camera wouldn't read them. I took the cards in and had the files recovered and then inserted them back into the camera to try and format them, but i got the message, so I formatted them on the computer, but the camera still won't read them. Camera problem or computer problem? Also, I looked at the pins and they all look straight, but some are at different heights.\015

Answers :

In Canon Cameras, there's one thing you should keep in consideration:
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\015\012if you take the photos off the card (or even edited them on the card), the camera won't accept to read them anymore.
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\015\012you need to format the card on your PC (using the canon software) and then reformat it on the camera.
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