Having problems with your HP Photosmart M425 Digital Camera ?

Card has wrong format

\015 I have an HP M425 camera. When the camera is turned on it says: Card has Wrong Format....Press OK to format card". When I do in fact press OK, it says "Unable to Format"...\015\012\015\012I've used this camera for over a year with no prob...\015

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I had the same problem with an HP R817 when I used an ultrafast sd card init - it killed the card!
\015\012Now I only buy standardsd cards and reformat - only wipe the files on the card and not reformat it!
\015\012Works OK upto 4gb so far!
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\015\012Hope this helps someone!
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\015\012Jeff
Not a solution, but after corresponding with HP customer service, they concluded that the problem with my M527 (see above) cannot be fixed. They offered to replace it with the same two-year old model for $99.99 which is much more than that model camera would be worth. I declined their offer.
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