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My nikon coolpix5700 camera will not format a 4gb memory card is there a problem with my camera

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The memory card maybe faulty, try inserting it into an USB card reader and plug it into the USB port of a working computer.
If the computer cannot format the SD card in FAT32 then the SD card id faulty.
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My nikon coolpix5700 camera will not format a 4gb memory card is there a problem with my camera


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