Having problems with your Nikon COOLPIX S200 Digital Camera ?

When i start the camera one message appears "This card cannot be used" so what can i do?


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Since you didn't provide any details about what memory card you were using, the simple answer to your question "what can I do?" is:

Don't use it.

Ok - I know, not exactly what you wanted hear - so I have included a page that lists the all the approved memory cards for use by the Nikon Cool Pix S200.

Additionally, I see this camera is rated to use SD cards only. The identical *looking* but larger capacity SDHC cards will not work reliably in this camera. I suspect that you have introduced an SDHC card to the camera and it is balking at it. You'll likely be able to use any "SD" logo (NOT SDHC) card without a problem - but to be 100% sure, use one of those on the list from the page above.

A comprehensive article on "SD", "SDHC" and the newest version "SDXC" cards can be found here. Please take a moment to rate this reply if it was helpful - good luck!



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