03-15-2023 09:33 AM
Hi, I recently got ahold of a Canon EOS 700D, very very new to using cameras like this so I really don't know anything. I have tried removing the "Write protect" with CMD. I was able to format it but still cant access in the camera. Tried a new SD card and still the same, wouldn't let me format any SD card with the camera too. Would it be possible it's the camera/ camera SD slot that has a problem and not my SD cards? Thank you in advance!
03-15-2023 10:09 AM
What brand and storage capacity cards are you using? Are using micro-SD cards?
Stick to major brands like SanDisk or Lexar. Never use micro-SD cards that require the use of a plastic adapter because the adapters are unreliable. Do not go for the large storage capacity cards. Try testing with one that is 32GB or smaller.
03-15-2023 11:18 AM
"Would it be possible it's the camera/ camera SD slot that has a problem and not my SD cards?
Yes it could. Try formatting the full size SD card on a Windows computer. After it formats correctly now try it in the camera. If it doesn't access it now, there is most likely a problem with the camera. If it is a camera problem any significant repair costs can quickly exceed the value of the camera. So repair isn't a good option but a simple cleaning might just work.
BTW, if the Windows machine formats the SD card it is probably OK. I don't know if this works using a Mac but I would not try it or trust it on a Mac.
03-15-2023 11:41 AM
You can format SD cards on a Mac with the DiskUtility application. It understands all Apple file systems along with MS-DOS (FAT) and ExFAT.
03-15-2023 12:12 PM
Yeah I know. I still don't recommend it to test an SD card in a Canon camera. I know Windows works so I like to keep it as uncomplicated as possible.
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