It may not be a camera problem.

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Step one is to go to WalMart or any other place that has digital processing.

Use the self-service machine that is in the camera department. The one that has slots of various memory cards.

Place your memory card into the machine and see if you can find any pictures or files on the card.

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If you don't see photos or photo files, it is possible that you have a bad card...but your can not be completely sure of that.

If you do see photos or photo files, you have a good card and you may have a camera problem...but you can not be completely sure of that.

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The point is........the only way you are going to prove anything either way is to buy a card reader that will handle Compact Flash Cards ($20 to $30).
You can buy one while you are at WalMart.

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With the card reader attached to your computer try reading your card.

A... If you can find the photo files on the card, use Widows Explorer to copy the files to your hard disk.

Then use Windows Explorer to delete all files and folders on the card.
...NOTE: Do NOT format the card with the computer.

Now put the card in the camera and it should accept it with no Memory Card Errors.

Now......Format the card with the camera.
...check the User's manual for instructions on how to do this.

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If you get Memory Card Errors when you put the card in the camera, the camera is the most likely suspect.

B... If you did not find any photo files on the card when looking at it with the card reader, look through the threads on this Forum for the names of software that will recover data from such cards.

After the photos are recovered:

Then use Windows Explorer to delete all files and folders on the card.
...NOTE: Do NOT format the card with the computer.

Now put the card in the camera and it should accept it with no Memory Card Errors.

Now......Format the card with the camera.
...check the User's manual for instructions on how to do this.

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