Having problems with your Samsung SL420 Digital Camera ?

My camera does not seem to be reading my SD card. It is brand new and I do not know how to fix it.

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Did you format the sd card with your camera? if youdid not thats what is causing the card not to read, forgot how to format read your book or post here o learn how to do it. Thanks for fixya
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