Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital Camera ?

The screen say's memory card error, card locked, but it is a brand new card. I unlocked it and it still says error


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I think you have a HC card, Any SD memory card about 2GB runs at a different compression rate to the 'normal' SD cards. ie High Compression. If you do have a larger card in an older camera it will not read, The camera cannot access the information, and it will not work. If it's a 2GB or smaller, try formatting the card - Go to your review menu, press setup and chose format from the list. This should sort it out.
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