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New Memory Card - it's not working.....

Hi there, I got a 8GB memory card(gift) from a friend but it's just not working. When I tried to insert into the card reader and connect to the computer, the new device/ drive just never shown.... When I insert it into my digital camera, it shows memory card error...

May I know what's going on? Thanks!

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That can be proper (and annoying.)

These 8GB cards are called SDHC (see google for the long name) and what you have may only support SD cards. SD cards are usually 2GB and under.

The common workaround for the card reader is another card reader. There are also limitations to Windows 98 with these cards so I can't tell if that applies.

XP didn't support this either. Read

If your computer and reader does support the 8GB SDHC you may need to format the card. Here's how ->

"SD or SDHC memory card file systems formatted with generic operating system formatting software do not comply with official SD memory card requirements and optimum performance may not be experienced."

This is why we use the tool on these old machines.

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Thanks for the replied~

Hey there, I am using Mac instead of Windows though and I bought it by end of 2007.... The camera I am using now is Canon which just bought last July... I wonder would it be still those gadgets problems?


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About the Mac.

SDHC is still very new stuff. Ask this in the CNET Apple Forums where folk know what works. Be sure to tell what Mac and what version OS. Details matter.

As to the Canon, no model so I can't check if it supports SDHC. Many cameras even bought this year only support SD.

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Hi there, I am using Mac 10.5.2 but will drops a note to CNET Apple Forums later on, thanks!
By the way, I am using Canon SD1200 IS, which supports SDHC though (as information tht I found online).....

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