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06-27-2013, 06:44 PM   #1
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K10D "card not formatted" even after formatting.

I am trying to format a new memory card in the camera. When I turn the camera with the new card in the screen reads "card not formatted. I go to settings, scroll to format, and click ok. The progress bar screen shows up then quickly goes away to the "card not formatted screen". When I plug the camera into my laptop a window pops up saying that the card is not formatted and asks if I would like to format it, when I click yes a window pops up that says unable to format card, but doesn't give me reasons why.

06-27-2013, 08:09 PM   #2
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Is the card write-protected, or is it it an SDXC card? The K10D can't handle cards > 32gb.

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06-27-2013, 08:11 PM   #3
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Hi, You need to provide some info for people to help you.

Is it an SD or SDHC card? What size?
Is it a genuine quality card bought from a brick and mortar shop or something you found on ebay cheaply and therefore likely a counterfeit?

What firmware is installed on your K10d?

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