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Olympus XD-picture card claims it is now write-only and can't be formatted


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Either the contacts are dirty or the card was formatted in the computer...you can clean the contacts with an eraser or alcohol
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Olympus XD-picture card claims it is now write-only and can't be formatted


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Olympus 4050sw. when i switch on the camera it gives me an error message saying clean card (which i tried several times) or giving me the option to format. i've recovered my pictures from the card through my pc and the pc recognises the card and the pictures fine. now when i try to format it says "card error". I've even tried resetting back to default and it still says "card error". help! is there some way i can do a hard reset?


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I am trying to use my Olympus D-460 after not using it for ~ 4 years. I downloaded the pictures from the 16 MB card using my laptop with a card reader. I then emptied the card. When I pull back the lens cover, the lens comes out but then i get an error message that the card is full. I followed the directions for formatting the card but still get a message that the card is full even though it also gives me a no picture message. i copied some of the original pictures back on to the card and can v


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Card problem When I turn my camera on, I am promted to either format my XD or turn the power off. When I tried to format it the camera said that there is a card error and it stops working. When I tried to download the pictures using the Olympus Master software, it said the device wasn't ready. So, I can't take pictures and I can't dowload and free up my card. What should I do?


I haven't had this problem with a Cannon card but it may be the same solution.\015\012Take your card to a card reader, Walgreens, Target, or even your own printer or computer may have a card reader. If you can, view the photos get copies. Then ... Olympus FE-240 Digital Camera

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The problem is that the largest xD card that your camera can support is a 256mb card. The M or H 256mb cards are not compatible. The firmware in the camera cannot support memory storage of that type. The camera came out before those cards did and ... Olympus FE-170 Digital Camera

Write Error I purchased the Fjui 1000fd for my daughter and we cannot get it to work. We take a few pictures and we get a write error. I have formatted the card and tried different cards. It will take a few pictures then we get a write error.


Pls update ur firmware from here it would likely resolve ur problem \015\012http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital/download/s1000fd/fupd.htmlget back to me if it doesnt PLS RATE ME FIXYA fo rhelp ... Fuji FinePix S1000FD Digital Camera

My olympus 256mb xd picture card when opened, shows card setup, POWEROFF, FORMAT. Why can't I take a picture? When I pick no to format (card error) is displayed. Help me please. thanks!


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I installed a 2gb Olympus xd picture card and formated it replacing the 16mb Olympus xd picture card. Now the yellow light blinks for a full minute before the camera is ready to take pictures. This happens when the canera is first opened and between each shot.


Wow that is kinda long did you format it in the camera or on your computer? also if you turn down the video/picture quality it will not take so long but 2 min is kinda long you might have a bad card take it back where you got it and see if they ... Olympus Camedia Stylus 300 Digital Camera

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Olympus 2G xd M card with pictures - error message "clean card" or format


Just had the same issue today. The Olympus Helpdesk told me that the fact I had printed one of the picture from the Xd card in directly inserting the card in the printer slot for Xd created the problem....\015\012The guy from the Helpdesk stron ... Olympus Camedia C-350 Digital Camera

My camera deleted all of the pictures on my memory card. It was constantly telling me that my ''memory card was full'' when I knew that it was not possible. I messed around a little with the menu, including putting my camera into low level format for the memory card. The next time I turned my canon camera on and pushed the button to review my pictures it claimed ''no images''. There were over 50 pictures on there that were lost. Have you ever heard of such a thing or do you know how I can retrie


Hi,You should not have performed a low level format on the camera with the card still inserted as all the data is wiped from the camera and the SD card and can be a common occurrence.You may be able to recover the pictures from the card b ... Canon Digital Cameras

I got the e327 photosmart, and I jsut put in the 8gb sd card in the camera. Does not work. It wont even let me format the card at all. The screen turns on but I cant even take a picture. Can this camera support the 8gb sd card. can you hel. The card is new and formated


The E327 works with SD cards. Your 8GB card is actually an SDHC card. While it fits into the slot, it's electronically incompatible and will not work in devices not designed to accept SDHC cards. You need to use SD cards, 2GB and smaller. ... HP Photosmart E327 Digital Camera

Pictures Lost??? We have a large number of pics on our 1GB memory card in our camera. However after unsuccessfully trying to transfer images onto file via the olympus master software, the pictures cannot be viewed on the camera. They don't seem to be erased, as only 10 pictures can still be taken on the memory card (in HQ format). If they were erased there'd be more space available? These pictures are very valuable but I cannot work out where they have gone to. I haven't pressed the Erase All bu


Get an inexpensive card reader and try to download the pics to a folder you create on your desktop. ... Olympus SP-500 UZ Digital Camera

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I just got a brand new Olympus xD Picture Card (M 2GB) for my Olympus D-390 Camedia Digital Camera. When I turn it on, the 'Card Setup" screen comes up. When I try to format the card, I inevitably end up at a screen that says, " ! Card Error " Help!?!?!?!


The problem is that the largest xD card that your camera can support is a 256mb card without the letters M or H on it. The 1gb and 2gb cards are not compatible. ... Olympus Digital Cameras

HELP hi !!!!!!! i have a olympus digi cam . i tried transferring some pictures from the memory card into my laptop.the card was not completely read. i tried it once again but this time none of of the pic were to be seen.now when i on the camera it asks for card set up , that is to format the card. finally i tried pic recovery where allmost all the pic were shown to be corrupt. these pic are really very important for me . can u help me in any way to get back my pictures. kindly help me out . they


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Hello, I have Olympus FE-330 digital camera. Few weeks back i am using my camera, suddenly when i was taking a picture, i saw a message on screen, it was PLEASE CLEAN THE CONTACT AREA OF THE CARD. I did what it said, after that i tried, but it was showing me the same message till today. I have important pics on the card, so i want to get back those pictures. I request you to suggest me a solution for this. Till now i have not formatted my card. Thank you


The best quick fix for this is to take the memory card out of the camera and read it with a card reader attached to your computer. That won't fix the camera problem but you will get your pictures. Once you have the pictures safe, you can try formatti ... Olympus Digital Cameras

Write Protect I own an olympus Camedia D-390 and use an xd picture card (16mb) recently I tried to take a picture but when I slid back the cover it comes up with the error message "Write Protect" I have looked in the manual and all it says it that my cameras write protect feature has been enabled by a pc; connect it to a pc and turn this off. Just one problem....How??? I have trid connecting it tothe pc and changing the attributes of the folders;but everytime I take off the "read only setting


What should i do? would u mine pls to teach me sir? ... Olympus Camedia D-390 Digital Camera

Format-less I uploaded pictures onto my computer by deselecting in prop, read only file. Shouldn't of done it, I know. When I put the olympus xd card back into my camera it suggested I: xD Card Clean or format. I tried both and still the xD card will not work. HELP!


Put it back in the computer and try to format it there. ... Olympus Camedia C-350 Digital Camera

How to remove write protect from olympus xd card


You don't state whether you've tried using the tiny switch located on the xD card to unlock it.If it is already in the unlocked position then push it fully to the locked position and then fully back again.If this does not work ... Digital Cameras
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