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Registered: ‎06-30-2015

My rebel T6s wont recognize sd card

Within the last few days, I purchased a Rebel T6s 760D. Today upon, open the box and setting the camera up, I foud that not one SD card can be be formatted or recognizable in the camera. I've used over 7 different perfectly good SD cards that have worked in the past on other Canons. Each time I put a SD card in the camera it says, "Card annot be accessed." Each time I try to format the card it says, "cannot format, change card."  Please help. Thank you  

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Registered: ‎12-02-2012

Re: My rebel T6s wont recognize sd card

You could try a hard reset. Leave the battery out of the camera for a few days, until you lose the date/time and have to reset them. See if rebooting helps the problem.

Failing that I think you had better return it.
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Registered: ‎06-10-2015

Re: My rebel T6s wont recognize sd card

Compatible cards (according to my T6i manual):

SD

SDHC

SDXC

For movies Canon recommeds a class 6 or better card.

Do all your cards work in a computer?

Are you trying to use a micro SD card in an adaptor?  Micro SD's will not work.

I suggest going out and getting a brand new top of the line SD card and trying it. 

I suggest a SanDisk - Ultra 8GB SDHC UHS-I Class 10 Memory Card.  That is what I'm running in my T6i right now.  The 8g will run you about 14 bucks at a big box store.

Also if there is any data on your cards you might want to low level format them on your computer and hopefully the camera will be able to read it then I suggest you format it on the camera.

Good luck.

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Registered: ‎12-07-2012

Re: My rebel T6s wont recognize sd card

I am afraid Scott has the right advice.  You don't have the write protect switch on, do you.  Although you can format the SD card in a computer, it isn't a good idea.  

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Registered: ‎06-10-2015

Re: My rebel T6s wont recognize sd card


ebiggs1 wrote:

I am afraid Scott has the right advice.  You don't have the write protect switch on, do you.  Although you can format the SD card in a computer, it isn't a good idea.  


I agree on using the camera to format the card.  The only reason I suggested using the computer first is to wipe all the data off the card since he stated it wouldn't work in the camera hense he can't format it using the camera.  Maybe by formatting in a computer it will allow the camera to read the card.  Once the card can be read by the camera then the camera could be used to format the card.

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Re: My rebel T6s wont recognize sd card

I have the same problem.  5 cards already used in same Camera suddenly not accessable.  I backed up one on the computer and was able to use the Camera itself to then format the card.  Working so far.

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Registered: ‎08-13-2015

Re: My rebel T6s wont recognize sd card


Bellchamber wrote:

I have the same problem.  5 cards already used in same Camera suddenly not accessable.  I backed up one on the computer and was able to use the Camera itself to then format the card.  Working so far.


That's great.  But, how much storage space are we talking about?  What memory size is the card?  Is it a compact card with an adapter, or a full size card?  You should only use full size cards. 

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Registered: ‎03-08-2016

Re: My rebel T6s wont recognize sd card

It wouldn't recognize the folder on a 16GB Class 6 nor a 2GB micro with an adapter.

I formated the 2GB Micro with an adapter.  Has worked so far.

 

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Registered: ‎08-13-2015

Re: My rebel T6s wont recognize sd card


Bellchamber wrote:

It wouldn't recognize the folder on a 16GB Class 6 nor a 2GB micro with an adapter.

I formated the 2GB Micro with an adapter.  Has worked so far.

 


You should probably only use Class 10, FULL-SIZE cards with any of current Rebel Series cameras in the Canon lineup.

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Re: My rebel T6s wont recognize sd card

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I had been taking photos on my new T6i for a few weeks, with two brand new full size SanDisk class 10 cards, and after downloading, I'd reformat the card in the camera, just like I've always done with my T1i, but last weekend, the camera couldn't tell that there was a memory card inserted when there was. I've tried taking out the card, reinserting it. reformated on the T1i, and reinserting it, taking out the battery for a minute and then back in and reinserting the card, but I get nothing.

 

I bought the camera body on Amazon, and it's an international version, so I'm not certain how that would change things, but it really shouldn't.  I'm fairly frustrated, because I missed out on taking photos at an annual event. (My son was shooting with my old T1i.).

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