Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A70 Digital Camera ?

Formating a CF sandisk card


\015 Is it safe to use my Canon A70 to format my SanDisk CF memory card 256MB, after i talked with SanDisk's costumer service and they told me some ameras might get dameged by doing it?\015\012if it is safe - how do i do that?\015\012\015\012thanks\015

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What is the problem your having? the A70 should format any CF type memory card that fits it. Some are micro drives i dont know if these are compatable though.
I dont know about formmating CF sandisk card with canon A70, however, i can recommend another method: hook it up to your desktop and format it through a CF adaptor. It may take a couple of attempts. it didnt do any damage, at least not one that im aware of. Im not 100% sure though, so don't get me responsible in case it will damage yours. anyways, if you do it, you can try the process described above.\015\012good luck.
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