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Old Feb 24, 2003, 5:13 PM   #1
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Default Microdive would not work in D1x after formatting in laptop

Sorry if this topic has already been covered. This weekend away from home I had formatted 4 of my 6 - 340 microdrives in my new Toshiba laptop using the PCMCIA slot, and when I went to use the first one it would not work in my D1x. The "CHA" came up in the control panel which means the card cannot be used and camera cannot access card or card is not formatted correctly. I had the same problem with all 4 cards. I could not even get them to re format in the camera. When I got back home I formatted the 4 cards in my Microtech external usb reader and they all worked fine im my camera.
Feedback on this matter will be very much appreciated.
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Old Feb 24, 2003, 5:15 PM   #2
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You need to format them as Fat-16 or in DOS. Window will usually format the card/microdrive in Fat-32 making them useless in cameras other than the ones that support them (ie some newer Canons and especially the D1s). Almost all current cameras are based on the DCF file system which is based on DOS.

So you can format from your laptop PCMCIA slot, but just make sure it's FAT-16!
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Old Feb 24, 2003, 5:32 PM   #3
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Thanks for your quick reply!
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