Q."CARD NOT INITIALIZED" is displayed on the digital camera.
Aug 13, 2012
A.If the error message "CARD NOT INITIALIZED" is displayed on the digital camera, the electrical contact of the recording medium may be dirty, or fragmentation of the files may have occurred in the recording medium after data is repeatedly written and erased. In addition, if a memory card is used immediately after purchase, it may not be recognized since the format of the recording medium varies depending on the manufacturer and model. Check the following points.
[Confirmation 1] Recording medium that has been used repeatedly
1. Clean the recording medium (xD-Picture Card, SmartMedia or SD memory card) by wiping the electrical contact (metal part) with a soft cloth and then insert the medium again.
2. Format (initialize) the medium on the camera to eliminate fragmentation and then insert the medium again.
[IMPORTANT] If you format (initialize) a medium, all the data in the recording medium will be erased. Please note that erased data cannot be restored.
[Confirmation 2] Recording medium that is used immediately after purchase
Format (initialize) the recording medium on the camera and then insert the medium again.