Having problems with your Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P73 Digital Camera ?

Format error and flashing C:13:01

\015 While deleting photos the camera stopped deleting and Says Format error and is flashing C:13:01. It will not let me do anything else.\015

Answers :

Format error is a problem with the memory card.

Try using a card reader and a computer to recover the files inside the card, saving them on the computer.
When you have finished try formatting the memory stick or replace it with a new one.
If you still get the error with a newly formatted memory stick, then that is a faulty mainboard inside the camera, but this is not common.
Usually you fix C:13:01 just formatting or replacing the memory card.
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