Having problems with your Olympus SP-510 UZ Digital Camera ?

When switched on, the screen goes straight to CARD SETUP highlighting POWER OFF, with the option FORMAT.If FORMAT is selected, a CARD ERROR screen is displayed, after the CAUTION ERASING ALL message. The only option left is to switch off the camera.


Answers :

This normally means that you have a faulty xD memory card.

With the power off, remove the card and try cleaning the contacts using a cotton bud (Q-Tip) moistened with a little rubbing alcohol. This is unlikely to solve your problem but costs nothing to try. If it doesn't work then you must try using another xD card and this usually fixes the fault.

If that fails, there is nothing more which you can do other than to consider sending the camera for repair, but you'll find that this is definitely uneconomical unless the camera still has warranty cover as a good used & fully functional example of your camera will cost less than the labour charges needed to fix yours.

To prevent the problem reoccurring it helps if you only ever wipe/reformat the card when it's in the camera: do not use an external card reader except for uploading images.

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