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I have taken my memorey card out of my camera & put it back in. My camera screen said card has wrong format. I have taken pictures prior to this & it worked find. Can you tell me as to what my problem is. The model of my camera is a HP Photosmart M525.

Answers :

I just had the same problem - all I did was remove an SD card (that had been in
the camera over a year with no problems) - and put it back in. Then when I turned
the camera on, a red screen appeared "Card had wrong format - press OK to format".
\015\012When I pressed 'OK' it said "Unable to format".
\015\012I tested the card in an external reader, and all the pictures were there.
I could offload them, and format the card just fine.
\015\012What I found by peering down in the battery compartment with the card plugged
\015\012in, was that one of the gold contacts that that touches the pads on the card
seemed to protrude a little further out than the others, and looked just ever so
slightly twisted, as well. After removing the card, and looking down inside with
\015\012a very bright light, it appeared that contact finger had been bent over a bit when
\015\012I had reinserted the card. I used a fine metal dental tool with a tiny crook (less
than 1/16 inch) on the end to pull up on the contact from the center of where
it appeared bent, and sure enough, it straightened up to around a tenth of
an inch longer than it had been in its bent condition.
\015\012I reinserted the card carefully, observing all the time that the contact in question
was sliding up the side of the card with the pads on them, and not getting folded
under the leading edge of the card as I put it in.
\015\012Problem gone!
Go to your menu and settings for the card and format it. That way it will be fit for your camera again. (:
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