Hello! Thank you for your question. I will be assisting you today.I'm sorry about the issue. If you need any photo on the camera, then connect it to the computer and download/transfer first. Then please do the following to format the memory card:- Press the MENU button, then use the Left / Right Arrow buttons to select the menu tab Set up (wrench / tool icon), then use the Up / Down Arrow buttons to select option Format , then press the SET button, then use the Left / Right Arrow button to select OK, then press the SET button, then you should be able to take pictures now.
If needed, try with another CF memory card (also format it as needed) if you have.
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