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Sigbhu
04-24-2005, 09:45 PM
I have a C750 that uses xD cards, and i run a 512 MB Olypmus card on it. Suddenly, while shooting sommething, i flipped back to see the shots i had just taken, when the camera shows me this screen:

POWER OFF

FORMAT

Obviously, i thought, the card is growing old (2 years?) and is dying. I reformatted, and everythign worked fine.

Wait! Here's the twist in the tale: Yesterday, with the camera in playback mode, i powered on, only to find myself faced with this screen:

FORMAT

CANCEL

It also said: use <> to choose, but the camera dind't respond to anything (not even the power off) after around ten seconds, the card access liht would flash, and the lens would hum violently, then the camera would power off. i took out the card and plugged in my Fuji 128MB card, and everything was perfect. but i needed the 512 card--i thought and thought and finally hit it--i powered on the camera in record mode, with no card, then plugged in my 512 card (the bad one) and formatted it. Everything's fine now except--listen to this:

THE CAMERA'S DOING THE SAME THING WITH THE FUJI CARD, NOT THE OLYMPUS!

I'm baffled, if anyone can help, please do!