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Your setting is set to 16:9 try changing it back to 4:3
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In 'view mode' message appears saying 'format error'


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My Canon Powershot A560 memory card is locked and it is the camera doing it not the memory stick. When I turn on my camera I get an error message"memory card error" then when i press to view pictures it says the memory card is locked. i have switched the lock switch on the card, and it doesn't do anything, i have also tried formatting my card.


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When the camera is turned on, a card error message appears. I am trying to retrieve the photos, however, in windows, it says that the memory card needs formatting. I know that if I format the card again, I will lose all my pictures. Is there a solution to this problem?


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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.


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Olympus 4050sw. when i switch on the camera it gives me an error message saying clean card (which i tried several times) or giving me the option to format. i've recovered my pictures from the card through my pc and the pc recognises the card and the pictures fine. now when i try to format it says "card error". I've even tried resetting back to default and it still says "card error". help! is there some way i can do a hard reset?


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Faulty d40x hi i bought a d40x off ebay the other day and couldnt wait to start snapping.... problems: - The error message "initialization error. Turn camera on and off again" appears. Upon turning the camera off and on again, the same message appears. After several times trying it still does not work. Also, the menu screen appears, and just keeps flicking from menu to menu constantly. As well as this, on the playback mode, the picture of the image displayed keeps zooming in as far as


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FORMAT ERROR I have inserted floppy disk and error message keeps appearing. Format error-have tried several types of disks and nothing will work-also have inserted memory stick-getting same message-HELP ME PLEASE. Contact me at [email protected] Thanks


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Format error my cybershot was working fine until i went to buy a new memory stick. i tried inserting it and then the screen said format error. i even tried formatting it again, even if it said everything will be erased.... but still it did not solve the problem. format error with disk. It worked fine for awhile. when disk is out it is saying that internal memory is full, but I can only view one picture.


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Nikon D40 pictures taken but too dark even in AUTO mode with flash on a bright day. also, some days ago I had the Shutter release error message while taking some photos. After that, the camera is acting weird, pictures sometimes are taken but the picture is always dark, although flash is used and AUTO mode selected. I do not see the error message anymore, but the camera simply do not take pictures properly. I tried formatting, etc with no result.


Make sure flash is on your flash on cam is sticking. ... Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm Lens

Sdcard protect: when I plugg on camera an error message appears on screen " SDcard is protected " I tried to change SDcard and the same message related to sdcard appears . I can not unprotect pictures or /and format sdcard ; format or/and unprotect menus are not accesible ( they are in grey on screen ) So consequently I can not take any picture with my camera Could you help me


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Hi I have a sony cyber shot camera when i tried to ON it The memory stick error appears saying " INSERT MEMERY STICK" inspite of memery stick is inserted also i get this error.And when i tried to format it by computer i get error saying " memery stick is write protected".Suggest me hw do i make it work and also how do i format the memory stick?


Hi, \015\012\015\012 The Reinsert Memory Stick error message appears when the inserted Memory Stick is corrupted or not in a correct Format. This issue can be resolved by trying the steps mentioned below:\015\012 ... Sony Digital Cameras

My camera keeps saying: A camera error was detected Will shut down automatically Restart E32 I tried to restart it but still the message continues to appear on the screen...I can only do the preview f


I am sorry to say that the only way this is going to stop is to have your camera repaired !!! It requires service and there is no way around it. ... Canon PowerShot SX160 IS Digital Camera - Jap/Eng

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

Card error I have an Olympus C-170 camera, when I turn it on, 2 options are given: 1. power off and 2. format... when i choose format, it will erase all the pictures. All the other functions in the camera is not working... I havent formatted the card since i dont want to erase the pictures in it. When i take off the card and insert it to my card reader of my laptop, an error message appears that the card is not formatted. I have stored pictures that are very important to me. Please help.


As long as the xD card was not formatted it is possible to recover the images that were accidently erased or unable to be downloaded to computer. You can go to the following website link and download an image recovery software program that is free o ... Olympus FE-170 Digital Camera

Upon turning on my camera the message 'lens error restart camera' appears against black screen. I've turned off the camera and have tried turning on again. Still same message. Prior to the above message, my camera displayed a message 'memory card error card locked' and I was not able to see view my photos. I took out the card to see if it was in a locked position to which it was not. Please help as I have vacation photos on this memory card!


Can't help with the camera- sounds like it has a fault.The photos, however, should be recoverable by putting the memory card into a card reader on a computer. ... Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera
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