Having problems with your Vivitar Digital Cameras ?

Have purchased 2 new cards cards will not format have lost instruction manual but did access format screen but now can not . camera said card formatting then screen went blank then switched off


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Try formatting them in a computer. There is a possibility that the cards are not compatible with your camera. Especially if they are SDHC cards with a capacity of 4GB or more. You may need to format them and partition it as 2GB for your camera to recognize them.
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