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My camera has stopped working. The camera told me that the

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My camera has stopped working. The camera told me that the card needed formatting and that I would lose all the photos on the card. As I was out at a meeting where the photos were needed, I went ahead and formatted the card. It did not work. Then the camera told me that it was out of memory.

Do I need a new card or is the camera broken and can it be mended?

Isabel
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Electronics
Expert:  carlday1 replied 3 years ago.

carlday1 :

Hi Isabel,

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I think it is more likely that the card is at fault and not your camera. You could try formatting the card in a computer if you have a computer with a card slot.

What type of card is it and what is the model and make of your camera?

Memory cards for cameras have become very cheap to buy so I would recommend purchasing a spare card for camera.

Customer:

The card is a PNY one 8GB and I have had it since I bought the camera in Nov 2012. The camera is a Nikon Coolpix P 510 and I got it for a special birthday.

Customer:

Will you wait till I try the card in the computer?

carlday1 :

Yes I can wait while you try the card in the computer

Customer:

I've got it in, what do I do now?

carlday1 :

If you go to windows explorer (press windows key and E) the card should show up as another hard drive.

carlday1 :

If your card is showing up as another hard drive to format it you have to right click on it and select format.

Customer:

You'll have to help me a little further with this!

carlday1 :

If you press the windows key and E do you get windows explorer?

Customer:

I can't see format in the list.

carlday1 :

Can you see your card as a hard drive?

Customer:

Yes I have got to 'another hard drive' I think

carlday1 :

Brillant can you double click on it and hopefully you will have a folder called dcim

Customer:

No I looked at the wrong thing.

carlday1 :

it might be under removable devices

Customer:

The long green line is taking ages to do its work.

carlday1 :

I do think the card is faulty then if it is slowing the computer down it is the card. You could try the right click and format but to be honest I think the best solution would be to by a new card.

Customer:

Hi there. Somehow I couldn't get back to this page and the green line kept on going. I have read what you have written and I shall take notice of your recommendation. Thank you. Isabel

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