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How can we format a card? - Sony Digital Cameras


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Since you didn't specify the model of your camera, I can't give you step-by-step instructions. The best I can do is to refer you to the "Initializing a Card" section in your manual.

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Format error I have a Sony Cybershot DSC-S600 but the problem is it tells me there is a format error every time I turn it on. I have tried several times to format it in the camera and through the card reader.But nothing seems to help. Do I have to buy a new memory card or is there a problem in the camera. grateful for some advice. I live in Tanzania where there are no specialists for Sony digital Cameras.


Before buying a new memory card, try to use your card in another camera.\015\012When you say you tried to format it through a card readr, do you mean that the card reader was connected to your PC? ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S600 Digital Camera

Format error I have a Sony Cybershot DSC-S600 digital camera. When I put it on it tells me Access and after that there comes Format error. And I can not take any photos. I have tried to format the card several times in a card reader and in the camera. Some times it was able to use but at the moment it is totally refusing.


Try to use your card in another camera.\015\012When you say you tried to format it through a card readr, do you mean that the card reader was connected to your PC? ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W70 Digital Camera

Hi, my name is Mathew I have a sony cybershot digital camera, when i switch on the camera, it shows as format error and a memory card like picture keeps blinking on the top right side of the screen, but when the memory card is taken out, the camera seems to be working fine. Can u please tell me if the memory card is corrupted, if so is there any possible way to rectify it and collect the data from it? Thanks.


You need to format the card in the camera. This will erase it so download any pictures first using a card reader if necessary. ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W100 Digital Camera

Kodak EasyShare DX4530 Digital Camera Digital Camera Cannot format memory card After I inserted new card, it says that memory card required formatting....I hit Continue...it warn me that formatting will delete everything on the card......i hit continue...it says "formatting" and shows an hourglass icon...then AGAIN says memory card requires formatting. How do I format ?


If your using more than 2GB of SD card or if yous using the SDHC card it will not format the Memory card.Try to used the recommended Memory card 2GB or 1GB SD card It will reformat your card. Too Much or too High SD card is not compatibl ... Kodak EasyShare DX4530 Digital Camera

I get this message c:13:01 error formatting memory card on my Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-w330 digital camera. I cannot see any images on my camera. What is wrong ?


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Preformat : By Fix-shad0w#1Insert your memory card into your computer's reader if you have one. If not, you can purchase a multi-format USB Memory Card reader from Amazon.com or Buy.com#2Open up 'My Computer'. You should ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S650 Digital Camera

Hi.....i am havimng a problem with my memory card PNY Optima SDHC 8 gb class 4......i have been using it in my sony camera....its was working fine at the start but recently after when i inserted the memory card in my camera it say "system error" or "error formating memory card".....i tried other memory cards in my camera and it worked..so i thought to formating my card using my camera usb cable but when i inserted the cable to my pc it says your disk is in read only format and make sure its ch


You will most likely find that your camera will work with cards up to a certain capacity e.g. 2gband not with cards of higher capacity. What this means in effect is that high capacity cards are not compatible with your camera. It would be inter ... Digital Cameras

Hi. I have a Premier Digital Still camera who does not recognize the card , I got the camera without the card, so I bought an SD card and I entered. camera is not new. when I opened apear the message, "this card can not be used". I tried to format my card. mention that the card works in another camera canon. so the problem would not have the card. I can not find anywhere the option of formatting the device menu. please give me some advice. Thanks. please excuse my mistakes. I used google trans


The problem is that your camera is only compatible with SD cards, not\015\012SDHC cards. You bought a larger card for your older camera, not\015\012noticing that it was SDHC (or not knowing that it mattered). The new\015\012card doesn't work, not bec ... Premier Electronics DC3A30 Digital Camera

I have a R707 HP Photosmart 5.1 MP 24xzoom digital camera. I just put a new memory card in the camera and took pics of my son's field trip now when I try to view the pics, the camera says the card is unreadable, then says the card has the wrong format. When I press OK to format the card, it says unable to format. What is wrong?


I have the same camera took it from my dad because he had that problem.  I think it was due to too much heat.  It was always keeped in the car.             I just take the SD card and plug it in and out untill ... Digital Cameras

I bought a memory card for my kodak cx 6330 digital camera. When i put the card it in the camera,it says it need to be formatted, so i press continue, then it says pictures will be erased if formatted and then i press continue again and then it says formatting, for a few seconds and returns to the screen saying the card needs to be formatted. What do I do?! The memory card is a kodak SDHC Memory Card - Mutli Usage


Sorry, but a SDHC card will not work with your camera. Although it looks exactly the same as a standard SD card, the format the card uses is very differnet. Unfortunately your camera was designed before the SDHC format came out. \015\012 ... Kodak CX6330 Digital Camera

We took our 512 mb SD Card out of our camera to download some of the pictures to a digital picture frame. When we return the SD Card to the camera amessage appears "memory card requires formatting. I know that formatting will remove everything from the card so I tried first to download all the pictures to my computor. It shows disk not formatted. We have trid a new SD Card but it to comes up needs to be formatted.


You can either use a separate card reader to download to your computer, or , take the card to a Walmart store and insert the card into a Kodak Picture Kiosk machine and print the pics or make a cd of them. Then, format the card in the camera. ... Kodak EasyShare CD40 Digital Camera

Format error My camera is a Sony DSC-S85 and I used a memory card reader to format the Sony memory card. Now I can't use it 'cause it says format error whenever I open the camera.


Hitry to remove the card from camera ..then by using a card reader try to format by computer..thank urate me!! ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S85 Digital Camera

I bought a 4 GB Kodak card for my Kodak digital camera to replace the 560 MB card that it currently has. When inserted, the camera tells me it needs formating. I press OK and then it gives me the message that everything on the card will be lost. I press OK and 2 seconds later it starts all over again saying the card needs to be formated. I never seems to actually format the card it just repeats over and over. The new card slider doesn't work -- it's in the up position -- that's the same as the o


The Z7590 works with SD cards. Your 4GB card is actually an SDHC card. While it fits in the slot it is electronically incompatible and will not work. You need to stay with SD cards, 2GB and smaller. ... Kodak EasyShare Z7590 Digital Camera

The problem in my digital camera is whenever I ON the camera, It shows Memory card requires formatting, and If I give Continue, It shows Formatting will delete everything on memory card I give Continue.......Its shows Memory card is unusable(insert new Memory card). And if I put a new Memory card it again shows the same message........So what would be the problem either it's the camera, and may not be memory card. Please suggest me what to do next...... awaiting for your reply


Preformat : By Fix-shad0w#1Insert your memory card into your computer's reader if you have one. If not, you can purchase a multi-format USB Memory Card reader from Amazon.com or Buy.com#2Open up 'My Computer'. You should ... Kodak EasyShare V1003 Digital Camera

Hello Sir.Madam, I have DSC-H10 digital camera. It is having memory of type "Memory Stick Pro Duo". This card was working fine till the day. To transfer images to my PC, I have accessed this card to SD card reader and then after I inserted this memory card again in camera. Now I am Getting error "Reinsert the memory Stick". I thought that card may have corrupted but I can access it by SD card reader. Also I have formatted it in FAT format and then tried to use in camera but still its not work


Your problem is that you have formatted your MemoryStick from your computer. Your Sony camera uses its own proprietary formatting method and does not understand FAT32. You may also have corrupted your memory card if you didn't click on "safely remove ... Digital Cameras

I bought a 4 gb Scan Disk card for my Kodak digital camera to replace the 256 mb card that it currently has. When inserted the camera tells me it needs formating. I press ok and then it gives me the message that everything on the card will be lost. I press ok and 2 seconds later it starts all over again saying the card needs to be formated. I never seems to actually format the card it just repeats over and over. What's wrong?


This camera can only use SD cards up to 2gb. Anything from 4GB up is an SDHC card. ... Kodak EasyShare Z7590 Digital Camera

I bought a 4 GB Scan Disk card for my Kodak digital camera to replace the 560 MB card that it currently has. When inserted, the camera tells me it needs formating. I press OK and then it gives me the message that everything on the card will be lost. I press OK and 2 seconds later it starts all over again saying the card needs to be formated. I never seems to actually format the card it just repeats over and over. What's wrong?


Hi. These little cards have a sliding lock on the outside edge. Remove the card, find the lock and unlock your card. Then format it. J. ... Kodak EasyShare Z7590 Digital Camera

I have a sony cybershot camera. I put my memory card in the pc to upload photos, I had over 400 photos on the card and only 4 of the recent pictures I had taken came up, the rest had an x on them. I took out the memory card and reinserted it but then nothing would come up at all on the pc. So I put the memory card back in my camera and pressed the view button and it started formatting. I quickley turned off the camera but now when I put in the memory card it says formatting error. Do you thi


First do not panic! It is possible to recover your pictures\015\012if you take care. Take the card from the camera (powered off) and if it has a\015\012"write protect" tab then lock it now. Do not try and write anything\015\012to the card or you risk ... Digital Cameras

I bought a brand new sanyo e1292 camera and cant not get arround the error message of formatting the card, try different cards and size and still the same message. "Card requires formatting" this is a lie since my other digital cameras reads all the SD cards I tried with this camera. Any solutions? I think this is a firmware issue.


Are you saying that you have not tried formatting the card in the camera even though the camera wants you to? ... Digital Cameras

Hi, I just got back from vacation and pulled my Fuji 128mb memory card out of my Olympus Stylus digital 300 camera and put it in my laptop (as I normally would)and the computer is showing that the folders are empty. I pulled the card back out and put it back in the camera and now the camera asks me if I want to power off or format the card. Help! I don't want to format the card because I know that will erase it. I don't know why this happened. Can you help me recover my pictures? Thank you for a


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ERROR MEMORY CARD FORMATTING - Sony Cybershot DSCW310 Digital Camera


Try to format wid some good osor replace itit might have broken wid driver ... Sony Cybershot DSCW310 Digital Camera

Need to format memory card - Sony Cybershot DSCW370 Digital Camera


Press the MENU button. Select the toolbox icon. Select the memory stick icon. Select the "Format" command.For more details see page 12 of the Cybe ... Sony Cybershot DSCW370 Digital Camera

Says error on formatting memory card. - Sony Cybershot DSCW310 Digital Camera


Hi,\012The camera may display a FORMAT ERROR if the inserted media is not formatted or if the media was formatted on a computer. This error may also display if the inserted media is not supported by the camera.Try to remove and re-insert ... Sony Cybershot DSCW310 Digital Camera

How can we format a card? - Sony Digital Cameras


Since you didn't specify the model of your camera, I can't give you step-by-step instructions. The best I can do is to refer you to the "Initializing a Card" section in your manual.If you've misplaced your manual, you can try to download ... Sony Digital Cameras
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