Procedure for formatting the memory card PowerShot A40

Article ID: ART119219 | Date published: 05/12/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


Procedure for formatting the memory card PowerShot A40


Formatting a CF Card

You should format a new CF card or one from which you wish to erase all images and other data.

  • Please note that formatting (initializing) a CF card erases all data, including protected images and other file types. Please check the contents of the CF card before formatting it.

1. In the [] menu, using the or select [ (Format)] and press the <SET> button.

2. Select [OK] using the or button and press the <SET> button.

To cancel formatting instead, select [Cancel] and press the <SET> button.

  • If the camera does not work properly, the inserted CF card may be malfunctioning. Reformatting the CF card may solve the problem.
  • When a non-Canon brand CF card is malfunctioning, reformatting it may solve the problem.
  • CF cards formatted in another camera, computer or peripheral device may not operate correctly. When that happens, reformat the CF card with this camera.



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