Having problems with your Sanyo Xacti DSC-S4 / VPC-S4 Digital Camera ?

Have inserted a new memory card and keep getting a 'format the card' instruction. After pressing the 'set' button the message 'formatting card- do not turn off' instruction appears but nothing happens.

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