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Old Feb 2, 2005, 9:53 PM   #1
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Why do I need to do it? And, of course, how do I do it?

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Old Feb 2, 2005, 10:11 PM   #2
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"Shotgunbride" ... is there a story that goes along with the name? Please full us in!

Do you need to do it (Format your SD card)? Probably not, but I did it anywayz when I first got my FZ20. Only time it may 'need' to be re-formatedis when you're having problems with the card.

To format (or re-format)a card in the camera; go to 'play-back' mode on your camera, then enter the menu. The 'format' option is last in that menu.

CAUTION!!! When you re-format a card, you wipe it clean of all info and photos.

Does this help?
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Old Feb 3, 2005, 8:02 AM   #3
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Reformating the card was suggested after I told of the "No valid image" in view mode and "memory card full" when I go to shoot. I can not delete or even bring up the menu with this card. the other cards, 256, are fine. This 16MB card has only has about 40 shots taken on it. Any ideas? Toast, not worth bother with? thanks.

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Old Feb 3, 2005, 10:44 AM   #4
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Many try deleting/formatting in the carder in your computer. Cards do go bad though:arrow:
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Old Feb 3, 2005, 10:51 AM   #5
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First look at the DCIM folder in "My Computer" and see if there are any pictures there.

If so delete them and any and all folders on the card.

Delete any and all folders on the cardweather there are photos or not..

Then try it in the camera.. if its still messed up, since it is just the small card.

What I would try, is format the card in the computer.

Then put it in the camera and hopefully it will not say full, if you got that to work take one photo and then you will be able to format the card in the camera and all should be well.
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Old Feb 3, 2005, 12:02 PM   #6
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Try connecting your camera to the PC with USB cable.

Camera will appear as a "removable disk"

Use MS File Explorer to view the card and try to copy the picts (they sould be on DCIM / 100 Pana folder)

Delete ALL the files/folders in your camera (card) using MS-File Explorer

Turn off the camera and unplug it from PC.

Try to shoot a pict.



I hope it works for you.
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Old Feb 3, 2005, 6:10 PM   #7
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ok. I'm trying your sugestions. It is only a 16MB card and hardly worth worrying about but, I'd rather know what I'm doing. Like anything else, if I understand it, I can better diagnose and fix it.

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Shoes are so much easier
To store pictures on? Or reformat?

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