Having problems with your Nikon COOLPIX S500 Digital Camera ?


\015 For the first time I tried to transfer my pictures to my computer using my memory card and inserting it to a different digital camera that already has a software installed. But it didn't work, It tells me a need to format the card,in which it will erase all my pictures. i tried to see my pictures on the original camera used for taking pictures(nikon), but it tells me I have to format the memory card...please help...don't want to lose the important pictures i have in the memory card. i tried inserting the card in to a laptop, but same thing..need to format the card.\015

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  • \015\012Insert your memory card into your computer's reader if you have one. If not, you can purchase a multi-format USB Memory Card reader from Amazon.com or Buy.com
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  • \015\0122\015\012Open up 'My Computer'. You should see it under the list of available drives.
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  • \015\0123\015\012Check its contents first to make sure that you have the right drive.
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  • \015\0124\015\012In 'My Computer', right-click on the drive and choose 'Format'.
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  • \015\0125\015\012Leave all the options as they are and click on 'Start'. This is a non-reversible process so make sure this is what you truly wanted to do in the first place.
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  • \015\0126\015\012Once the process is completed, take the memory card out and insert it into your Digital Camera or any other device. Try to browse to it to make sure it works fine now.
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