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oddvar 02-25-2010 08:48 AM

How to format Kodak 64MB CompactFlash?
 
I dont know how this happened, but my Kodak CompactFlash cant be used in my camera anymore. I use Ubuntu 9.10 to download pics from the CF, but somehow it must have happened a mistake. The Card cant be used in my camera anymore. The camera only display 00F8 -P- and cant be used anymore. Anyone know how I can format the CompactFlash to its original state?
The Camera is an Olympus Camedia c2500L, and I cant format the card because the camera reject it.

smoker 02-25-2010 08:55 AM

Which camera ?
Can you format the card using the camera ?

oddvar 02-25-2010 11:51 PM

The camera
 
The Camera is an Olympus Camedia c-2500L, and I cant format the card because the camera reject it.

GrapefruiTgirl 02-25-2010 11:57 PM

If the camera refuses to work with the card, then I would think that the simplest solution is one of:

1) Stick the card into an external card-reader/writer and format it, or...
2) Buy a new card, if you do not have access to a writing card-reader.

When you say "the camera reject the card" what does that mean exactly? Will the camera still work *at all* with this card in there? Or does the camera not work, period? Why I ask is, I wonder if, even with the bad card in the camera, might it be possible to connect the camera to a PC and format the card through the camera; I haven't ever tried this, so I have no idea if it's a possibility.. Just a thought.

oddvar 02-26-2010 01:58 AM

Camera function, but not
 
I can turn on the cam with the card inside if I only switch to "browse mood". It only give msg no pictures. When I switch to operation mode, I only get the error msg and the cam cant be used as a cam. There is a format option for the cam, but it only say no pictures. What I need is a way to format it as Kodak Compactflash.

smoker 02-26-2010 05:31 AM

You need to find the manual for the camera and find out what it's supposed to be formatted as.

If you've got windows, stick the card in the reader and find it in explorer, then right click the CF drive and format it as fat (32)


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