Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A550 Digital Camera ?

I keep getting an memory card error message on my canon PowerShot

\015 The display says memory card error and will not take pictures. How do I fix this?\015

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Try doing a format with the camera. there should be an icon of a wrench in the menu--in this sub menu you will see "format." this action will erase anything on the card. i actually had the same problem with a canon camera, and this worked for me. Sometimes new flash cards are not compatible off the shelf--they need to be formatted. You should have at least flash cards to be sure card is not defective. Let me know if this helps!
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