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Camera doesn't accept original CF memory and flashes ''Format''

\015 I've inserted the Panasonic 2MB CF Memory Card included with the camera (Panasonic NV-DCF3) but as soon as I do this, the camera's screen shows FORMAT (flashing) and no matter what I do it keeps on doing the same. I misplaced the manual and cannot remember how to go about the formatting issues. All I remeber is that there is a sequence of buttons in order to format or accept format.\015\012Can you help? Please.\015

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I found and read the manual. Press the up and down buttons simultaneously, together with the shutter button for at least 2 seconds and the format mode kicks in ... soon after voila!
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