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compact flas card problem

I have a canon EOS Rebel camera and I put a new compact flash card in but i

I keep getting a message that cf card is not working   What is wrong?




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Posts: 3,854
Registered: ‎06-11-2013

Re: compact flas card problem

Is this the camera:


If so, exactly which CF card are you using and what is it's capacity?


I ask, because back when that camera was new, a high capacity card might be 128MB.  Doing a bit of digging, I found some information that suggests the maximum capacity card that it can handle is only 8GB.


Make sure your card isn't a higher capacity than the camera can handle.


Tim Campbell
5D III, 5D IV, 60Da
Posts: 13,786
Registered: ‎12-07-2012

Re: compact flas card problem

"I put a new compact flash card in ..."


Besides what size, what brand did you "put in"?  It never pays to buy cheap CF cards.  High capacity CF cards are a bad idea all the way around.

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