Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital Camera ?

How do you format a memory card for powershot SD600? I read an article that recommends that the memory card be reformatted occassionally. Thanks, Ron


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Personally, I format my memory cards every time I download pics from them. Among other things, this ensures that there are no pics remaining on the card.

As for the SD600, press the MENU button and use the left- and right-arrows to select the Setup menu (the middle icon which always reminds me of silverware). Use the up- and down-arrow to select "Format". You probably don't need to do a low-level format very often, unless you run into problems with a particular card.
After downloading the pics to your computer, insert the card into the camera, go into the menu and find "format" and follow the on-screen instructions.
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