Having problems with your Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P72 Digital Camera ?

Format erroe Hey I got a Sony Cybershot DSC W55 and a memory stick pro duo that was working just fine..I could take pictures and everything..Out of the blue though, it suddenly says format error..I havent tried to format it yet coz ive got some pictures on the memory card that i havent dwnloaded onto my pc yet..Is there no other way to solve the problem without having to delete all the pictures on the card? Thnx


Answers :

Have you tried to check the contents of the memory stick from your PC?

If you can't see the files on your PC, there are a number of file recovery software packages available, some are even free.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P72 Digital Camera

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

Format erroe Hey I got a Sony Cybershot DSC W55 and a memory stick pro duo that was working just fine..I could take pictures and everything..Out of the blue though, it suddenly says format error..I havent tried to format it yet coz ive got some pictures on the memory card that i havent dwnloaded onto my pc yet..Is there no other way to solve the problem without having to delete all the pictures on the card? Thnx


Have you tried to check the contents of the memory stick from your PC? If you can't see the files on your PC, there are a number of file recovery software packages available, some are even free. ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P72 Digital Camera

I have a canon eos 20d. I used a different memory card reader to download pictures onto my pc. When I put the memory card back into my camera, I got a CF reading. I bought a new one and tried to format the new memory card. It wouldn't work either, it couldn't format the new card. Sometimes it says err 99 but if I remove the battery that goes away and it just says err cf


Check the pins in the memory card slot. It sounds like a pin is bent causing a short. ... Canon EOS-20D Digital Camera with 17-85mm Lens

My Transcend SD HC 8 GB memory card was showing my photos fine on the camera and on the laptop, but when I tried to save them to my laptop, I got a message saying there was a parameter error and the card needs to be formatted. I want to save my pictures before I format the card. How can I recover my pictures?


Try using a separate card reader instead of your camera. ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ50 Digital Camera

Can a fujifilm A340 digital camera take a memory card of M+2GB?-ive bought one (olympus) and it says card not initailzed once it been turned on -ive tried formatting it and it still comes up with that messege. Also when i do take a picture it doesnt store it and it says write error on the screen. My old memory card was a fujifilm xd 128Mb-do i need to buy this instead and if so who sells them?


You need to update the firmware. It's available her:\012http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/firmware/a/fi ... Fuji FinePix A340 Digital Camera

Memory Card I put a brand new kodak 2GB memory card in my camera and when I formatted the card it said memory is full, I havent even taken a picture yet, are kodak memory cards compatible with my camera?


I don't have the complete answer but I have 512MB in mine and it works fine...So I am guessing that the camera can't address that much memory (2GB)!You can try 512MB as I know for sure that works, and possibly 1GB may work, but I have not ... Vivitar ViviCam 3785 Digital Camera

I just got back from my first cruise and took so many pictures. I don't have a USB so I went to go place the memory card into my computer but it won't read the card. So when I put the memory card back into the camera it said Memory Card Format "Power Off" or "Format" but I know that if I format it all my pictures will be erased. Is there any other way of uploading my pictures without erasing them?


I know its not ideal but why dont you borrow a friends camera and usb lead, put your card into their camera and upload them onto your computer via their camera, at least then you can save your special pictures and rectify the problem later ... Digital Cameras

Lost pictures i accidently pushed the format button on my sony 2.1 mp camera and lost all my pictures . Can i ever get them back?are they still in memory of camera?i tried card recovery for the memory stick and i still got nothing


First do not panic! It is possible to\015\012recover your pictures if you take care. Take the card from the camera (powered\015\012off) and if it has a "write protect" tab then lock it now. Do not try\015\012and write anything to the card or yo ... Sony Digital Cameras

Hey. I bought a new camera some days ago with a new Digix 4gb SDHC memory card. I went to Disney World and took normally a lot of pictures. From one moment to another, the camera gives me the message "Memory card error" and won't let me take nor view pictures. I tried removing the memory card and everything. I checked and It isn't locked or something. Also, I tried using a memory card reader on my laptop, and it says I have to format to read the card. I REALLY don't want to lose the pictures.


Take the card to a Walmart and insert it into one of their picture kiosk machines. You can print the pictures or even make a CD of them. ... Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS IXUS 105 Digital Camera

Memory card error - After taking about 300 pictures on a 2 Gig Kodak SD memory card. I get a message on my Canon camera that says '' memory card error'' I tried to put the chip in a differant camera but it tells me to '' Format The Card'' I am afraid if I do that I will loose all of my pictures. I tried to load the pictures into my computer the way I always do and nothing happens. Any helpful ideas ? Thank You


Take no more pics until you've recovered the photos, take the card out of the camera. Here's some freeware photo recovery software th ... Canon Digital Cameras

Hey. I bought a new camera some days ago with a new Digix 4gb SDHC memory card. I went to Disney World and took normally a lot of pictures. From one moment to another, the camera gives me the message "Memory card error" and won't let me take nor view pictures. I tried removing the memory card and everything. I checked and It isn't locked or something. Also, I tried using a memory card reader on my laptop, and it says I have to format to read the card. I REALLY don't want to lose the pic


The first thing that may be complicating things is, can your laptop read SDHC cards, or just SD cards? If the laptop is asking you to format it, then probably it's working, but be really sure, before you continue.Check the co ... Digital Cameras

Camera message is: memory card requires formatting : I chose the option to format and camera will start formatting then stops and this message pops up:please format memory card or put in new memory card. I changed memory card and same thing happens,I have also tried moving switch on card, This problem started when I used card to transfer pictures to computer.


Try formatting through the computer rather than from within the camera itself. Or, just open the card on the computer, select all, then delete. There's probably a large file in there somewhere that the camera just doesn't have enough ooomphh to move ... Digital Cameras

Hi there. i have a canon ixus 30 camera. i brought a brand new 4gb memory card for it. when i put it in the camera it says 'memory card error'. i read somewhere that formatting it helps but when i tried to format it on the camera it doesnt work because the format word is blacked out. i also tried formatting the card on my computer. it formatted it but when i put it back in the camera it still came up with the same error message. what can i do to fix this so i can take pictures etc??????


Many people are unaware that the newer SDHC format cannot be used with most older cameras. Your camera was manufactured well before the SDHC format came out. I'm sorry, but there's no way that a 4GB SDHC card will work with your camera, it just doe ... Canon PowerShot SD200 / IXUS 30 Digital Camera

Format xd card error I bought new Fugifilm xD-Picture card, 1 GB, and putit in camera. Brought up format screen and attempted to format. All I got was "card error!". I thought the problem might be the brand. So, I bought an Olymous xD-Picture card, 1 GB, loaded it into the camera. Attempts to take a picture resulted in "card error!" so I tried to format, with the same result - "card error!'.


Try formatting the card on your pc, connect the card to a card reader, open my computer find the card, right click format, try standard fat first and format. if that doesn't work try Fat 32. ... Olympus Camedia C-350 Digital Camera

I hae inserted a brand new memory card PYN 16mg with no pictures. I tried to format the memroy card and got "file sys error e00100"


16MB or 16GB? If you just bought it, I doubt it's 16MB so I'm going to assume it's 16GB.\012\012\012The C330 works with MMC and SD cards. A 16GB card is actually an SDHC card. While it fits into the slot, it is electronically incompatible ... Kodak EasyShare C330 Digital Camera

Screen problems i also have an olympus camera. I just got it about a month ago and my screen is'nt working right. When i turn it on everything is working and shows everything it should but the image view. it iss black and i can take a picture but its jus a black picture when i take it. what should i do to fix this? i have tried taking the battery and memory card out messing with the settings and formats but nothing has worked. What should i do?


... Digital Cameras

Just got an exilim ex-h5 and a sdhc memory card and keep on getting a 'card error' msg when i switch on my camera. ive already tried formatting it via my laptop but still am getting the same msg


... Casio EXILIM EXH5 Digital Camera

We took our 512 mb SD Card out of our camera to download some of the pictures to a digital picture frame. When we return the SD Card to the camera amessage appears "memory card requires formatting. I know that formatting will remove everything from the card so I tried first to download all the pictures to my computor. It shows disk not formatted. We have trid a new SD Card but it to comes up needs to be formatted.


You can either use a separate card reader to download to your computer, or , take the card to a Walmart store and insert the card into a Kodak Picture Kiosk machine and print the pics or make a cd of them. Then, format the card in the camera. ... Kodak EasyShare CD40 Digital Camera

I have a brand new PNY Optima SD card I wish to use with my easy share camera. When I insert the card into the camera it says the memory card requires formatting, then continues to say formatting will delete everything on the memory card. It repeats and WILL NOT FORMAT. I cannot even get to the MENU to format the card. I am not concerned about getting pictures OFF the card - the issue is that I cannot format the card to use in the camera. Yet my Kodak manual says I can. Why won't the camera form


Hi Mr\015\012\015\012Insert your memory card into your computer's reader if you have one. If not, you can purchase a multi-format USB Memory Card reader from Amazon.com or Buy.com\015\012\015\0122\015\012O ... Kodak EasyShare C875 Digital Camera

I carent get a memory card to work at all. Tried a 2gb and it comes up with ERROR and askes if i wanna format the card, so I formated the card, and it went to picture display screen, took a photo and it came up with ERROR again. I then tried a 4gb card and when I turned on the camera and it just displays vivitar logo permanently. Camera works fine with no memory card in. Vivitar 3750 model thanks for all your help.


These cards is too much for the cam can hold and would cause errors just like u said try 512mb memory card or even less should work good and then clean it up by downloading all on ur pc and re use it i use 128mb even for mine lol,hope that helped ty ... Vivitar ViviCam 3750 Digital Camera

I just bought a new memory card (8gb) for my digital camera (Samsung NV10) and when I inserted the memory card, I kept getting "Card Error". It said I should format the new memory card and I tried to format, but then I got "Format Error". What should I do?


The largest SD card you can use in your Samsung NV10 is 2GB. thats why once you insert the 8GB sd card its shows card error or need to fromat.\012\012FYI. for every digital camera there's a compatible memory card and you can see from the ... Samsung NV10 Digital Camera

I Have a Casio Exilim Camera. And I Have a Memory Card, and a USB cord. But I Want to use the memory card to upload my pictures. Because when i use the USB cord after i upload them they automatically delete off of my camera. And so i formatted my memory card and i have about 15-20 pictures on there, but everytime i put my memory card in the computer no little box pops up saying anything about the data, as if there was nothing on there, but i know there is because when i tried the card in my gran


Bet your using a 4GB or larger card, and also that your computer is more than a few years old (unlike your grandma's newer machine). If so, the problem is that the card reader on your computer was meant for only standard SD cards (2GB ore less), and ... Casio Exilim EX-V7 Digital Camera

I have an Panasonic DMC-FX7 Lumix camera. I went to Kinkos so they could download the pictures on to a CD-rom, they tried their scan disk and it was not working. When I tried to look at the pictures in my camera I received a memory card error stating would I like to format. I did not do anything in fear of erasing valuable, precious, irreplaceable photos of my daughter, family and friends. I also tried using the memory card on my scandisk on my computer and the message received was unreadabl


Hey longleggs,\015\012 Your images are most likely not lost, and you were right to not format the card when prompted to do so. There are multiple program downloads available on the internet that usually can recover yo ... Digital Cameras

Got a new memory card, camera says it needs to be formatted but won't do it. When card is removed the camera still says it needs to be formatted then says card is "locked". Can't take any pictures. Before this kept getting no memory messages even after deleting pictures


Does the card have a slide switch on the side? ... HP Photosmart 735 Digital Camera

My memory stick keeps saying "error formatting memory stick", and when i try to upload the picture i have it says that i have to wipe my memory before i can format it. how can i get those pictures off of the card before i format the stick and not lose the pictures?


I don't know if this will work or not, but have you tried using a photo recovery program like Recuva?http://www.piriform.com/recuva ... Digital Cameras

Accidently deleted pictures from memory card. They are still on the internal memory of my Sony Cybershot. How do I access those pictures to get them onto the memory card or a computer for printing? Tried a suggestion about reformatting memory card but there is no option to format anything. Please help.


HelloOK, well, if the pictures was on the memory card, you have 2 options.The fist option:Down ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W200 Digital Camera
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.lionebra.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.4771 seconds