Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A580 Digital Camera ?

I have a new canon power shot a580 and have used a kodak 2gb memory card. I started with an empty card, took approx 30 pictures and then "memory card error" shows up on my little screen. I can't retrieve the existing pictures or take any new ones. I'm new to this digital camera thing.. What should I do?


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Did you format the card in the camera first to initialize it? Use a card reader to download any pictures on the card to a folder you create on your desktop. Then, format the card in the camera.
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