Having problems with your Nikon COOLPIX L5 Digital Camera ?

Camera says this card cannot be used on power up.

\015 When powering up camera message appears in window 'this card connot be used\015

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This is an old post but still a current problem that nobody has solved yet. I am having the same problem.

Coolpix L5 has been working just fine. Don't use it much because smart phone cameras are more convenient.

Dusted the camera off and inserted a 4Gb sd card after formatting it on a computer and get this message after a few minutes. Camera won't allow me to access menu to format the card.

The camera will work just fine with internal memory (only 8mb though)

Tried several sd cards that I have and they all have the same problem. My computer has no problems with the cards.

I have formatted the card in my laptop computer (Windows 7 pro) as ntfs, fat 32, fat, and exfat - same problem.

With the sd card removed so I can get to menu, I reset camera settings.

Also, each and every time I take the card out - I am effectively rebooting the camera because the battery cover has to come off.

Camera still won't read the card!

SOOOOO, re-formated the card again as ntfs, this time unchecked the quick format check box to give the sd card a thorough formatting. Still won't read the card! I think it is time to retire this dinosaur.
Either the card is not supported or it needs formatting
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