Having problems with your Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S500 Digital Camera ?

When i turn the camera on it says format error and i cant take any pictures

\015 When i turn my camera on sony dsc-s500 it says format error\015

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Please take out memory stick from camera and power up camera and check still gives format error?
If no further error then put memory stick back in camera and press Menu >> Format >> OK to format memory stick. That will delete all data on memory stick and refresh it for new photos.

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