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I am trying to take photos with my Olympus FE-140, which is supposed to be a cinch to use and has been until now... Maybe I pressed something I shouldn't have, but it keeps taking me to Card Setup, and my options there are either Power Off or Format...help?


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Format the card in a Fuji. Oly cams dont do a very good job formattng xD cards. Take it to a cmaera store and see if there is a Fuji you can use to format the card.
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I am trying to take photos with my Olympus FE-140, which is supposed to be a cinch to use and has been until now... Maybe I pressed something I shouldn't have, but it keeps taking me to Card Setup, and my options there are either Power Off or Format...help?


Format the card in a Fuji. Oly cams dont do a very good job formattng xD cards. Take it to a cmaera store and see if there is a Fuji you can use to format the card. ... Olympus Digital Cameras

I have just got back from holiday where I took 325pics. Earlier today I was able to see them on screen but had not yet downloaded as I was going to take to a store to print out tomorrow. Now when I switch the camera on it gives me 2 options - Card Setup either power off or format. I don't want to press yes and delete the pics but if I press no the only other option it takes me back to is to power off. At this time i can't take any photos either. Camera - Olympus C-480 zoom with an XD Pictur


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