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Old Nov 15, 2005, 9:38 PM   #1
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First off, i had purchased a 1GB Kingston CF card and that thing wouldn't even format, less record an image. Actually, it did capture 1 image which could only be viewed immediately afterwards only, then when switching to view mode, got memory card error. Sent that baby back for a refund.

Ordered the SimpleTech (shown on the Canon websites under accessories). Formats fine, captures fine, but when powering up the S1 directly to viewing mode, i get the "no images" message and blank card. If i power to the camera mode, then while in camera mode, switch to viewing mode, all my pictures are there to view without any problems? WEIRD?! So far it's working wonders. I just don't power the camera directly to view mode, always camera first, then to view.

Any comments or ideas why it does this?

BTW, took 350 pictures at max settings without any troubles...
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Old Nov 16, 2005, 9:42 AM   #2
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The S1 IS hadcompatibility problems with some media. Some of the Kingston cards seemed to have the most reported issues (extremely slow, unable to record video, etc., with even older 4x cards testing much faster in it).

Canon later released a firmware update designed to improve CompactFlash compatibility. So, you may want to check to make sure you've got the latest firmware installed. See this page for more info:

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Old Nov 25, 2005, 11:41 PM   #3
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Thanks for the heads up, but unfortunately i already have the latest firmware installed from the factory when i purchased it. I guess, i will start up in camera mode and move to view mode from now on.

Better safe than sorry...:roll:
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