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Old Feb 2, 2009, 9:43 AM   #1
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I have a Fuji S602Z and have never used the CF card slot. I bought a Lexar 1GB CF card on E-Bay put it in the camera and it came up "not initalized" so I proceded to format it, after a couple of revolutions of the timer it came back "card error",, retried formatting it several times with same results. Connected camera to computer and tried that way no luck, put it in a card reader that connects by USB, still no luck. Can I assume that the camera has a problem? or the card is the problem? I believe it has to be formatted Fat 16. Is there a way I can format the card other than the above methods and then try it in the camera? Everything in the camera works great except I would like more photo storage than with the old type smart media. Thanks for the answers. What a great forum.

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Old Feb 2, 2009, 11:14 AM   #2
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If the card doesn't work when in a card reader connected to your computer, then the camera is fine. You can try to format the card while it's in the card reader, and if that fails, then the chances are good that the card is bad. Right-click on My Computer, and select 'Manage'. When the 'Computer Management" window appears, click on 'Disk Management', right-click on the CF card, and select 'Format...'.
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I believe it has to be formatted Fat 16.
If you use Windows to try and format it, make sure to select "FAT" from the drop down list you'll see for File System type. Otherwise, Windows will use FAT32 by default (which won't work with your camera model).

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If it won't format, I'd suggest taking a look at it with testdisk (free).

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk

Insert the card into a card reader. Then, start testdisk. If it asks you about a log file, just tell it to create a new one.

Then, it will give you list of drives it sees in the system. Highlight the one that matches your 1GB card (it should be approximately 1000MB) and select Proceed. Use the defaults for any questions about partition table type, etc., then choose the Analyze function and see what it finds. I'd let it try to fix any problems. Then, I'd use the "Write Testdisk MBR" function from the testdisk main menu.

After that, try formatting it with Windows (selecting FAT as the file system type).

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Thanks for the help guys, however nothing worked. I guess the card is bad or it is a fake. I wrote an e-mail to Lexar and gave them (what I believe is the SN) on the bottom of the card but they have not got back to me yet. Thanks again for the help.

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