Having problems with your Nikon COOLPIX L20 Digital Camera ?
I bought the camera brand new 5 days ago. I've been using the memory card to take a few photos and a few videos with no problem. Now when I turn on the camera, it says,.. "out of memory", but the memory card is in. Nothing in the manual says anything about this. Help please..!
I can't use the camera at all now.
Sounds like you may have taken at least one picture on the internal memory. You need to get rid of that for your card to work properly. With no card in the camera, go into the menu and find "format" and follow the on-screen instructions to erase the internal memory. Then, insert your card and it should work.
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