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04-29-2011, 05:13 AM   #1
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Disk Format Failure

Just received my new K7 yesterday. I proceeded to do initial setup of camera. I attempted to format a disk several times to no avail. Kept getting format failure.

Thinking it was probably a bad disk, I put it in my Optio W90 and formatted it with no problems.

I stuck it back in K7 and re-formatted it and it worked fine.

It appears everything is all right now, but this makes me a little leary.

Anybody else have this type of issue?

The disk is a PNY Optima SDHC 8GB.

It was not in the lock position.

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QuoteOriginally posted by willwalker Quote
..... I attempted to format a disk several times to no avail. Kept getting format failure.....
Did you get any specific error messageson your K7 display?

To me, it sounds as if it could be a problem with the very insertion of the card (:electrical contacts problem). Such has happend to me on a (very) few occasions.

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04-29-2011, 06:28 AM   #3
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Hi Stone G.

It just said "Format Failure" on the screen.
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do you have the lattest firmware ? if not, you should install it.

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I'd go with Stone G - probably just got inserted a little off-contact. I found mine needed to have the card put in and taken out several times before it was fully settled in. It's a fiddly business on the K7, as you've no doubt discovered. I wouldn't worry about it.
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I'd do a couple of cycles of (format +) test with e.g. h2testw (download) for peace of mind. Worth doing to memory cards/sticks the first thing IMO.
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I agree with jolepp. Test it. One failure, only one failure and throw it away.
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I've had a similar experience with new electronic items. I wonder if there's some kind of unannounced protective coating on the contacts which needs to be removed by the wiping action of inserting the card a few times.


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