Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera ?

Wont take pictures says memory card era but i replaced the memory card

\015 My powershot s2 wont take pictures says memory card era I turn on the camera and it says no memory card, when yet there is one. I have plugged in the memory card to my computer and it shows all the pictures so it must be the camera.\015

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Format the memory card in standard ( FAT)mode into your pc ....and try again ...also try to clean the plug and the card for any dust or so ....if the card is not the original one ...see if the camera specifications includes this card model and size as a compatible one ...there is the posibility that you used the card for something ...and the data on it are not being readed by the camera ...so ...try to format it clean ...
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Wont take pictures says memory card era but i replaced the memory card


Format the memory card in standard ( FAT)mode into your pc ....and try again ...also try to clean the plug and the card for any dust or so ....if the card is not the original one ...see if the camera specifications includes this card model and size a ... Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

Wont take pictures says memory card era but i replaced the memory card


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Memory card when i put my memory card in my camera it wont let me take pictures or delete any it just says "card protected", but when i take my card out it will take pictures


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