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Re: The Camera Thread
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2015, 01:40:56 pm »
This morning, one of my older point and shoot cameras seemed to have crapped out. I was getting an error message saying "card can not initialize". The card is a 1 GB XD card and they seem to have a bad track record of eventually corrupting. So, I figured that's what this was....a corrupted card. I did a little more research to see if there was any sort of test I could do to confirm this and one common thing that kept coming up was to reformat the card on your computer. So, here's what I did, but it requires that you have a memory card reader or a computer that allows you to insert your cards as needed.

1. Insert Memory Card in Reader
2. Go to My Computer
3. Right Click on the Drive that is showing your Reader / Memory Card
4. Select Format
5. Choose FAT32 or FAT (personally I chose FAT32)
6. Tick the perform quick format box
7. Click OK
8. Remove Card from Reader once it says 'Format is complete'
9. Insert Card back into Camera and Turn On

For me, this worked. It's now initialized. No need for me to toss out the card. I'm sure a lot of people just throw them out without going the extra step to see if the card is in fact corrupted. There ya go.
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