Having problems with your Canon EOS 40D Digital Camera ?
I bought a new memory stick for my canon eos 40d and took it out to download pictures and now the camera won't work, it says format card to camera
You need to format the card in-camera. This is done via the camera menu.\015\012The camera needs to format it to it's own file system, you shouldn't format the card in a computer.
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