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Old Oct 17, 2010, 4:15 AM   #1
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Just my luck...I bought a Sony WX5, wich is doing pretty well so far, but I was only able to use the internal memory because it's not recognizing my Lexar Memory Stick Pro Duo (4Gb) that worked fine on my old Sony !

I do have 2 photos on the card that I forgot to delete...could that be causing this ?


I've tried inserting another memory card (1Gb) and it also wouldn't recognize it...

What the heck is going on, this is so frustrating...

Thank you for any help provided...
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Old Oct 17, 2010, 4:18 AM   #2
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Without knowing much about the wx5, my first step would be to attempt to format the card in-camera. if that fails, i'd head back to the store.
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Old Oct 17, 2010, 4:30 AM   #3
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Without knowing much about the wx5, my first step would be to attempt to format the card in-camera. if that fails, i'd head back to the store.
Well in the camera-menu, since it's not detecting the card, the only option is 'Format Internal Memory' !

And I don't have a card-reader on my PC...
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Can you format the card(s) in your other camera, and then insert it (them) into the WX5 and have them work?
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Old Oct 17, 2010, 4:39 AM   #5
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I tried searching with Google a few times, and odly enough, I haven't seen many people with this kind of problem...mostly just card-readers with problems, but I barely found 2 links with a camera not detecting the card, and they were on some small forums, with no answers !
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Can you format the card(s) in your other camera, and then insert it (them) into the WX5 and have them work?
That's a pretty good idea...too bad I gave my old camera away !

Oh wait, my dad has a Nikon P90, maybe I should try formatting in his camera...

I'll let you guys know if it worked...

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Doesn't your camera take sdhc also? I don't see any description of how the camera switches. maybe it's auto. maybe there's a small switch?
edit: now i see there's two slots. sorry.
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The P90 only has an SD slot... so it was impossible to format the cards on it !

Other ideas ?
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I would try to get the photos out of the camera's internal memory using the USB cable that came with the WX5, and then contact Sony about a warranty repair or replacement.
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I would try to get the photos out of the camera's internal memory using the USB cable that came with the WX5, and then contact Sony about a warranty repair or replacement.
Uhm, the internal memory is empty...

You meant trying to get the photos out of the memory card ?

But I''ve already contacted Sony, it's what I should've done in the first place...
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