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Camera screen flashes ''format error'' C:13:01

\015 I have pulled out and put in the memory card repeatedly and reformatted it. The first time it did this a couple weeks ago, this worked. Now it is doing it again and nothing helps. Do I need a new memory card? This is a used camera from a relative. I don't really know a lot about it.\015

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You may have a problem with the memory card. it may be corrupt and sometimes when they are corrupt there is no way to fix them. lets try somethings first. how often do you reformat your card? i would suggest everytime you are clearing all of your pictures off. the more times you use it the more often you should reformat. always make sure you back up photos you want so you dont delete them. also if you could use your Sony card in a computer.. whether you have one at home that has a memory card slot or you can also run up to a local walmart/target.. whatever place that has a digital photo center.. and see if it registesrs that you have a memory card. a pc is best because you'll be able to tell if it can register your mem card. if it does try to reformat it in your sony camera. if this gives you an error again i would suggest seeing if you could reformat it in your computer. once you do that stick it back in your camera and reformat it to your sony camera. one more thing. if you have another sony camera lying around or have a friend that can use the same card i would try it in their camera first just to see it it will do the same thing. this should fix the problem if not then i would suggest purchasing another card. doing this will show you that its most likely your card on its last breath.. sorry but i can assure you its not the camera!
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