Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A3100 IS Digital Camera ?

Attempted to use the camera first time, battery fully charged...I get memory card error.....The card will not format. Card is HP Flash memory 8 GB. I inserted the card according to the directions.

Answers :


Few things com to my mind while reading your problem post:
1. Make sure the security lock swith is set the unlocked position.
2. Try formatting the card using a computer (connecting the card using a card reader - not the camera itself) - and then putting it in your camera (make sure to format in FAT32 file-system!). If you can't format it using the computer - the card is faulty and need to be replaced!

In case of a problem or clarification, don't hesitate to post me a reply before rejecting my answer.
If you are satisfied, rate my solution with the "thumbs" or (even better) add a testimonial.

Best regards and good luck,
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Canon PowerShot A3100 IS Digital Camera

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

Attempted to use the camera first time, battery fully charged...I get memory card error.....The card will not format. Card is HP Flash memory 8 GB. I inserted the card according to the directions.

Hi!Few things com to my mind while reading your problem post:1. Make sure the security lock swith is set the unlocked position.2. Try formatting the card using a computer (connecting the card using a card reader - not the came ... Canon PowerShot A3100 IS Digital Camera

Brand new vivitar 5018 keeps showing insert memory card but when card inserted it reads card not ready and flashed between 2 screens...please help. I have tried 2 memory cards, one 64MB SD card and one 4GB SDHC card both also new...

Vivitar cameras are known for there inability to function normaly. Alot of these and many more problems I have encountered are manufacturer problems and can not be fixed on your own. the best thing to do would be to contact Vivitar and see if they ca ... Vivitar ViviCam 8025 Digital Camera

I inserted an sd memory card into the card slot and it still records directly onto the internal memory. How do I get it to record directly onto the sd card?

With no card in the camera, go into the menu and find "format" and follow the on-screen instructions to erase the internal memory. After that, insert your card and it should work. ... Digital Cameras

Nikon COOLPIX S710 stops working after battery and/or memory card are removed. I have reformed the memory card (no change). Purchased 2X new batteries (no change). One of the original batteries will allow the camera to work, directly after a fresh charge, but not after it is removed, unless directly after insertion from being freshly charged. Have checked all 4 different batteries and voltages all appear at of above specified 3.7 VDC. Still only one of the 4 will ever allow the camera to functio

A voltage test alone cannot determine if the battery is good unless you can have the current rating of the battery tested. So if the camera comes on after a charge it seems that the battery is not retaining current for the camera to boot on.\01 ... Nikon COOLPIX S710 Digital Camera

Pictures show up on memory card in camera, but computer won't recognize the card - either inserted directly or by USB

ALTERNATE WAY TO TRANSFER PHOTOS TO COMPUTER If your photos are stored on the memory card, then remove the memory card from the camera and insert it into an USB memory card reader. Connect this USB memory card reader and memory card into the USB ... Nikon D40 Digital Camera with 18-135mm lens

I use pl70. i am having problem downloading my pictures. when i connect my camera to my computer i do not see my pictures, i have even tried inserting the memory card directly to my computer and i still cannot view my pictures. but with the memory card in my camera i can view my pictures. i have tried copying the pictures from the phone memory to the card and i get error message saying no files in my device.

1) Using new memory card. first connecting memory card to computer and format. and insert memory card to camera. making single shot. then connecting computer you see picture. Memory card formating in camera may be not working computer or other ... Samsung PL 70 SL720 Digital Camera

I have a Nikon E5400, ver 1.3. I bought a 4GB Kingston CF card; the package said "formatted and ready to use". On inserting into camera, the message flashed that the card is not formatted. So I proceeded to format. The next message that flashes is "Out of Memory". Questions: 1) is the CF card defective? 2) is E5400 incapable of reading a 4GB CF card, should we use only CF cards <1GB? 3) Will a firmware version upgrade to v1.4 help? 4) Any other reason why this could happen?

It cannot use a card larger than 2GB. Format the card in the camera. Insert it into a card reader and change the partition side to slightly under 2GB. The problem is FAT16 does not support more than 64K sectors of size 32K. ... Nikon Coolpix 5400 Digital Camera

I have a Nikon D70 and am unable to insert memory card all the way, i double checked that it is the correct card and inserted the right direction.

STOP! You have just bent a few pins. Your camera has a male connection. Meaning it has pins sticking out. If you are unable to insert a memory card, that means a pin is bent and is not going into the holes in your memory card. This is a common proble ... Nikon D70s Digital Camera

I have purchased 2 diffrent memory cards SanDisk and Fuji 4GB each time I put in card it is reading CARD ERROR what is the problem, the card only inserts in one direction

The A805 uses cards up to 2GB in size. It does not work with 4GB cards. ... Fuji FinePix A805 Digital Camera

Nikon 5700 Hi! I have a nikon 5700 (coolpix) that i bought from someone. i have a new sandisk compact flash card and when i insert it it says 'card contains no images'...when i try to take a pictures it says, 'out of memory. I've already formatted the card. what now?

I think it should take more that 4G's. Maybe it was the way you inserted the SD card. These Nikons can be a bit funny about such things. So if you haven't already sorted the problem I'd suiggest you turn off the camera. Remove the batteries then remo ... Nikon Coolpix 4600 Digital Camera

Sony DSC-W120 Digital camera Problem: The camera can not read the memory stike. When I insert the stike again, the light beside the slot flash red lights and then go out. But the same memory stike can be read by the card reader on PC. So which one is wrong, the camera or the memory stike?

When i switch on the power button to take photo "E:91:01" code and flash symbol blinks on screen and flash \015\012does not work also.plz let me knw solution for this waiting for reply.M talking about my sony cybershot digital ... Digital Cameras

I just purchased the a300 polaroid digital camera for my daughter. It says "insert card." However, the directions say that an sd card is potional. The camera has a 4x16 mb SDRAM memory. I don't know how to be able to start taking pictures without going back and getting the "optional" SD card. help please!

Hi,This camera comes with built-in flash memory for storing pictures and video clips. You can expand the memory using a SD card (up to 1GB). The camera senses whether a memory card is inserted or not, and automatic ... Polaroid a300 Digital Camera

I got from Sears 2 memory cards: SanDisk xD-Picture Card, 2GB. Also Sears invoice shows#0037374700/ Product Description: SAN 2GB XD.SDXDM2048 #093001713909. IS this right one? because after inserted card and programmed DATE,TIME, FLASH MODE. SO FAR BUT LCD SHOWS "NOT INITIATED" ALL THE TIME INDICATED. PLEASE TELL IF WRONG PARTS THEN NEEDED RETURN WHERE I PURCHASED. CAMERA IS FUJI PINE PIX A120 DIGITAL CAMERA. Regards Si Kim 7709326552

Hi,Since Fuji Finepix A120 is an older model camera so it is possible that its hardware would not support such big capacity memory card, however you can check this 2GB card by following method if that card will work in your camera or you need l ... Digital Cameras

I have Lumix Panasonic DMC-T25, I downloaded my pictures off the memory card onto my computer using the mobileLite Memory card reader. Once I downloaded the pictures, I deleted them from the memory card using my computer. Now when I insert the memory card into my camera it is coming up memory card error. Thinking it my be the memory card, I went out and bought a new memory card, inserted into the camera and still getting memory card error. How do I fix this problem? It has to be something wi

... Digital Cameras

I have a Conon Powershot S1 IS camera and bought a Transcend Compact Flash 4GB memory card and when I insert in into the camera a red light flashes at the menu and set buttons?

Have your new memory card inserted into your PC to test for any virus. Format the memory car.\012Please check if your cannon is adaptive to the 4GB (check the instruction manual) if the card shows the same fault now after inserting.\012U ... Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera

Pentax EI100 can't format Compactflash card. When I try to do this, according to the directions that came with it, it beeps loudly four times and a window comes up on its display that says "MESSAGE, MEMORY ERROR, EXIT" It is a Sandisk 4GB Compactflash card, which my PC can read and write just fine.

... Pentax Digital Cameras

Pentax EI100 can't format Compactflash card. When I try to do this, according to the directions that came with it, it beeps loudly four times and a window comes up on its display that says "MESSAGE, MEMORY ERROR, EXIT" It is a Sandisk 4GB Compactflash card, which my PC can read and write just fine.

... Pentax Digital Cameras

Error msg CHR flashing how to get it to turn off, inserted new memory card, even in off position continues to flash. D90

Format the memory card. Press and hold the two [FORMAT] buttons until "For" blinks on the top display. Release the two buttons and then press the same two buttons again. ... Nikon D90 Digital Camera with 18-105mm lens

I inserted an 8GB compact flash card in my nikon coolpix 5700 and formatted it but now the camera says out of memory what could be causing this could it be that the camera is not compatable with an 8GB card or the camera at fault?

Did you get a solution to this problem as I have also encountered the same problem? ... Nikon Coolpix 5700 Digital Camera

Hi, I forgot to insert back my memory card to my Panasonic Lumix LX3 one time and instead used its internal memory to take pictures. How can I extract those pictures to my computer? i cannot find its folder. Also, when the memory card is inserted in the camera, there are black screens that appear. But if the memory card is not inserted, the pictures taken using the internal memory can be viewed. HELP!

The image on the internal memory can be accessed only by connecting the camera directly to your computer. Assuming that you are using a Windows-based PC. If you are using Windows XP or a later Operating System, you do not need to install any driver f ... Digital Cameras

Card error I have a e-1. Two memory cards with 1 and 2 gb. I get a "card error" message when I insert either into the camera. I brought it to one camera shop. They said that a couple of the pins (that connect the memory card to the brains of the camera) were bent. Recently took it to another repair shop and he inserted a card with less memory and the camera worked. Is it the cards or the camera? Will the camera work (with bent pins or whatever) if I get a new memory card?

1. Ensure batteries are fully charged.\015\0122. Look carefully between the lens and the camera body for any sand, dirt or any damaged etc.\015\0123. Try turning the camera with the lens facing down and shake to dislodge anything stuck ... Olympus E-1 Digital Camera

I have sony cybershot model DSC-HX5.one fine day i click many photos of my friend party then later when i came home inserted the memory card in my laptop and go to see there are no photos found in the memory card then after that i removed the memory card from the laptop and put buit in the camera then its showed "IMAGE DATABASE FILE ERROR CANNOT RECOVER".....then i tried one more time by inserting memory card in my laptop then i discovered that it show the memory from the card is used for the ph

Asoftech Photo Recover is professional photo recovery software to recover deleted, lost, corrupted or formatted photos, videos, and auido files from various memory cards, such ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 Digital Camera

Hi.....i am havimng a problem with my memory card PNY Optima SDHC 8 gb class 4......i have been using it in my sony camera....its was working fine at the start but recently after when i inserted the memory card in my camera it say "system error" or "error formating memory card".....i tried other memory cards in my camera and it worked..so i thought to formating my card using my camera usb cable but when i inserted the cable to my pc it says your disk is in read only format and make sure its ch

You will most likely find that your camera will work with cards up to a certain capacity e.g. 2gband not with cards of higher capacity. What this means in effect is that high capacity cards are not compatible with your camera. It would be inter ... Digital Cameras

Memory card I bought a Photosmart 435 which I never could get to recognize that the memory card was inserted. I even bought a 2nd card thinking that the first must be broken. That did not work. I bought a 425 and I am having the same problem. What is the secret to making the camera "see" that a memory card is inserted? The 425 tells me that the memory card is not formatted and will not let me format it. HELP....... I am so discouraged that I want to go back to FILM.

Well theres a little think on my memory card, its on the side and it can move up and down, its a lock, so you dont accidentally delete any pictures or anything. but that could be the proble,\015\012\015\012i have a sandisk 256mb ... HP Photosmart M425 Digital Camera

I just inserted a 8 MB card in and the camera says "Memory card needs formatting" I click continue, then it says "Formatting will delete everything on the memory card", no problem, it's a new card so I click on continue then it says "formatting" then I get the message that says "Memory card cannot be read, insert another card" What's the matter?

8MB or 8GB? If it's actually an 8MB card, you'll be able to put maybe two or three pictures on it, so I'll assume it's an 8GB card.The DX4530 is designed to work with SD cards. Your 8GB card is actually an SDHC card. While SDHC cards will ... Kodak EasyShare DX4530 Digital Camera
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.lionebra.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.2997 seconds