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Old Dec 7, 2013, 1:34 PM   #1
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Default XD-Picture Card Error - Olympus X-775


My father has a Olympus X-775 7.1 Megapixel camera.
It had about 15m pics on it and one day when switched it gives off a long beep. The card setup menu appears with the option to power off the camera or format the card. When one tries to format the card get XD Card error.
It has a 256MB X-D Picture card.
Unable to do anything with the camera - turning the dial to any function does not work.

I thought it was a faulty card and bought a 16MB XD-Picture card over Amazon. Inserted the card and the same thing occurred.

Tested both cards on a PC and can open them up fine.
256MB opens up with the pictures
16MB opens up - of course empty as it is new

Tried to format the 256MB card via PC but got the message it is write protected.

There of course is nothing wrong with the cards, but I am right in saying there is something wrong with the camera.
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Old Dec 7, 2013, 3:24 PM   #2
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While it may very well be the camera, it sounds odd that the PC is saying that the xD card is "write-protected" when there is no write protection on an xD card. That said, however, the camera is very old by digital standards, as it is a 2007 model and is also known as the FE-210. You could probably pick up a used one of e-bay for less than it would cost to repair it.

Also, that camera has 9MB of internal memory, so you should be able to take a shot with it without the card. If it will not take even one shot without the card, that is a sign it is the camera, not the card. Good luck.
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