Having problems with your Nikon Coolpix 4600 Digital Camera ?

Nikon Coolpix 4600: Problem: It won't take any photos, it reads: THIS CARD CANNOT BE USED. The card is 128 MB. I purchased a new card: 2GB but it won't work also. My manual says to clean the contacts but I cleaned the contacts on the card. How do you clean the contacts in the camera or there another problems?

Answers :

1) Have you formatted the cards?
\015\0122) Try the cards in the card reader in your computer to see if they can be read.
\015\0123) Try the "switch off camera - remove and replace battery - switch on camera" trick with the original 128 Mb card in place. This will reset the camera's memory.
\015\0124) Note the type of card is important - not all cards can be used in a camera (especially some of the latest bigger ones) - check the type of cards supported by your camera.
\015\012I found this at the Nikon USA site (note that the 2 GB card is not listed - as said "Cards are not all the same" and use different drivers to operate them):
\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012Question\015\012\015\012 \015\012Which Secure Digital Cards are approved for use in the Coolpix 4600/5600?\015\012\015\012trnsp.gif\015\012\015\012 \015\012Answer\015\012\015\012 \015\012\015\012The Nikon Quality Department has tested the following cards and approved their use in the Coolpix 4600/5600:

SD memory cards:
SanDisk 16 MB, 32 MB, 64 MB, 128 MB, 256 MB, 256 MB*, 512 MB, 512MB*, 1 GB
\015\012Panasonic 16 MB, 32 MB, 64 MB, 128 MB, 256 MB*, 512 MB*,1 GB
\015\012Toshiba 16 MB, 32 MB, 64 MB, 128 MB, 128 MB*, 256 MB, 256 MB*, 512 MB

*High speed type of 10 MB/s or over

Other brands and capacities of cards may work, but Nikon cannot guarantee their operation. Check with the manufacturer of the third-
party card for compatibility information. Nikon recommends keeping one of the approved cards available for troubleshooting.
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