Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera ?
My camera is telling me that there is a memory card error on all my cards. I have reformatted one and it makes no difference.
Make sure you use the camera to format the cards. If they are sd cards, be sure the slide switch is not locked.
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