Having problems with your Sony Digital Cameras ?

I use a 3.5" floppy disc and now I keep getting a "format error" when I insert a disc even though it has been formatted. Brad

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You need to format your discs in the camera. Not in any other camera. and certainly not in a PC. Some cameras do not like some discs. Have you changed the make you use?
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