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Old Jun 3, 2010, 5:47 PM   #11
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Sorry thats browser-am using XP pro version 2002 service pack 3
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Old Jun 3, 2010, 5:51 PM   #12
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Try the steps I mentioned in my last post first -- right click on the card under "My Computer" and select Format. Then, when you get to the page that has a drop down list for File System, make sure to select FAT and use the defaults for everything else.

After you finish formatting it, right click on the icon for your card under "My Computer" again, and select Eject before removing it. Then, see if it works in the camera.

Let us know if that works before we do anything else.
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Old Jun 4, 2010, 9:19 AM   #13
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Tried this Jim and also replaced with new Alkaline batteries-still the same !
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Insert the card in a reader, then click on your Start menu button, click Run, type compmgmt.msc , and then click OK.

Then select Disk management from the menu tree to bring up a list of drives with graphical representations of them.

Scroll down to you get to the graphical representation of your SD Card, right click on any partitions on it and select the delete choice.

Then, try reformatting it as FAT and see if it works in the camera or not.

If not, try reformatting it as FAT with a larger cluster size, just for giggles (just select the next larger choice from what it defaults to from the drop down list you'll see for Cluster size). That way, you'd have the same number of clusters you'd normally have with a 512MB card, in case it's got an odd quirk with the max number of clusters allowed causing an issue.
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Old Jun 16, 2010, 7:43 AM   #15
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Hi Jim
Just an update.
I tried this last thing-still no joy.
On removing the card from the camera-I noticed a very small piece of plastic came out with it.
I didnt really think much of this.
Fed up and frustrated after all this-I decided to try the other 2gb card again.

Would you believe it....the error message has now goneand its taking pictures again.

Thanks for all your help on this.

BTW I am an administrator on a very large UK consumer website with 250k+ members-if I see anyone with a need-I will definitely point them here.

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Old Jun 16, 2010, 8:04 AM   #16
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I'm glad you got it working. A small piece of plastic, huh? Stranger things have happened. It must have been preventing the card contacts from making a good enough connection.
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