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Canon A10 - "CF card error" with new 4GB card

\015 My old Canon A10 is working fine. Recently, I inserted a brand new SanDisk Ultra II Compact Flash 4GB (15MB/s), and I keep getting "CF card error" message. The camera still works with the older compact flash cards that I have.\015

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Powershot a10 is FAT16 based computer device,and can use CF cards only upto 1 GB.Memory cards above this are FAT32 based and will work only devices compatiable with FAT32 system.although FAT32 based cameras can work on FAT16 based cards.hope you find your answer!!!get a new camera to get that 4gb card work.i have an a10 and i am planning to buy a 2004 pro1.new cameras from canon and others are not that good.
You need to format new cards in the camera before using.
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Canon A10 - "CF card error" with new 4GB card


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