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xd card won't format
#1
My xd card won't format. and there is a picture on it and won't erase either.
#2
Hey usajet... how are you trying to format it? Is it write protected by any chance (that little tab on the card)?
#3
the card has a notch on the side of it.
#4
But does it have a little sliding switch?
This will lock it, causing what you describe.
#5
The xD cards that I have can't be locked out this way -- if it won't format in the camera, then I suspect it's a bad card.
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#6
It Was The Media Reader
#7
I used to have an Olympus compact digicam that took xD cards and had a similar problem. The camera refused to format the card. I think from memory (this is going back about 3 years) it would format on a PC, but the camera just wouldn't recognise or reformat the card.

I ended up taking the xD card into a local camera shop and reformatting it on a non-olympus camera that took xD cards (was it a pentax perhaps?). Anyway, this immediately fixed the problem and I could format and use it on my olympus again. Big Grin

I've also seen Media Card Readers that have a write-protect tab on them, rather than it being on the memory card itself. In fact I also have a Micro-SD card where the adaptor (to standard SD card-size) has a write-protect tab on it. Rolleyes

Hope you get it sorted.
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