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Occasional Contributor
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎02-14-2016

Re: Memory card error

I have an S2SI canon power shot, I put a new memory card in it and it wont read it. It says there is a memory card error. I checked to make sure the tab on the card was in the right position. I went to the tools in menu but the space for "format" is dark and I am unable to click on it? I am very frustrated with the whole thing. I hope someone can help! Thanks in advance!

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Posts: 967
Registered: ‎10-16-2012

Re: Memory card error

Hi Roxyrocket,

So we may better assist you, please reply with the following information:

  1. Does this occur with all memory cards that you've tried?
  2. Which memory card model(s) are you using?
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Occasional Contributor
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎02-14-2016

Re: Memory card error

I tried the 16 GB SDHC (SanDisk) I then tried a Toshiba 16GB SD only memory card. 

Occasional Contributor
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎02-14-2016

Re: Memory card error

I tried the 16 GB SDHC (SanDisk) I then tried a Toshiba 16GB SD only memory card.
Occasional Contributor
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎02-15-2016

Re: Memory card error

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@Richard wrote:

Hi Roxyrocket,

So we may better assist you, please reply with the following information:

  1. Does this occur with all memory cards that you've tried?
  2. Which memory card model(s) are you using?

Ask your QA team to test your product selling it.

Same issue: http://community.usa.canon.com/t5/PowerShot/Canon-a-worst-product-and-service/td-p/164543

Occasional Contributor
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎02-14-2016

Re: Memory card error

I tried the 16 GB SDHC (SanDisk) I then tried a Toshiba 16GB SD only memory card.
Respected Contributor
Posts: 1,229
Registered: ‎03-01-2014

Re: Memory card error

Have you tried them in a computer or another device yet?

Occasional Contributor
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎02-14-2016

Re: Memory card error

Yes, they work fine
Respected Contributor
Posts: 1,229
Registered: ‎03-01-2014

Re: Memory card error

I would try doing 3 things then:

Inspect the card slot with a strong light and magnifying glass to look for something obvious inside like dust or damaged contacts

Remove the battery and hold the on switch in the on position for at least 30 seconds then try it again

Perform a reset to defaults thru the settings menu

New Contributor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎01-25-2017

Re: Memory card error

Have a Canon IXUS160  & the memory card comes  up as ERROR approx evrey 2 months. OK I can re format it  but obviously I lose all exisisting  photographs. I usually keep it clear anyway  by trnasferring to my computer but what happens  if I am away from home?  I just cannot rely on it.

 

A couple of friends  have cameras that they can store images galore  on them seemingly indefinitly.  My memory cards are from Curries `Sandisc`. 

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