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Canon 1000D Will not allow new SD card to be formatted. Nor

Customer Question

Canon 1000D

Will not allow new SD card to be formatted.

Nor will it recognise / view any impages held on previously used SD cards - saying card needs to be formatted.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Digital Cameras
Expert:  Freddy M. replied 4 years ago.
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Hello my name is Freddy. I look forward to assisting and am very sorry to hear that you are having this problem.
From what you are describing the only way this card is going to work is if you format it.

So you would need to use the card reader to back up the current pictures since you can see it on that.
Then you would want to format the card using the camera.
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.


The camera won't allow formatting to be completed on the new SD card.


If I try to format a card already in use, it will wipe off the photos!

Expert:  Freddy M. replied 4 years ago.
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It seems you only read half of what I posted. Here is the part you seem to have missed.
"So you would need to use the card reader to back up the current pictures since you can see it on that.
Then you would want to format the card using the camera."
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Tried that, using the menu information and the camera not registering-recognising that there is a sd card in the camera.
Expert:  Freddy M. replied 4 years ago.
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Is it giving you an error when you try that?
Does it work with a different SD card?
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
When try to format.
Error message says- cannot format. Change card.

When place a card with images already on it says- card not formatted, format this card.

But won't let me format!!
Expert:  Freddy M. replied 4 years ago.
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Is the lock on the card set to on?
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
No.
Expert:  Freddy M. replied 4 years ago.
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Ok as this sounds like an internal problem I am going to need to opt out and open this to all experts.
If no one else picks this up I will continue with you.
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Thanks
Expert:  Freddy M. replied 4 years ago.
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I see no one has gotten back to you so I will continue with you.
How old is your camera?
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