What to do if you receive a Memory Card Error

Article ID: ART143089 | Date published: 05/13/2015 | Date last updated: 01/17/2019


What to do if you receive a Memory Card Error


Memory Card Error

Before using a new memory card or a card formatted in another device, you should format the card with this camera.

If you do receive a Memory Card Error, try a different Memory Card before proceeding or if you do not have a card, continue.

Perform formatting in theses cases: [Memory Card Error] is displayed, the camera is not working correctly, card images reading/writing is slower, continuous shooting is slower, or movie recording suddenly stops.

Formatting ERASES all the data on a memory card. Before formatting, copy images on the memory card to a computer, or take other steps to back them up

If neither of the above suggestions corrects the situation, we suggest the following actions:

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