How to format a Fuji xd card

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by Cire, Aug 1, 2005.

  1. Cire

    Cire Guest

    I have a Fuji S5000 camera and are having trouble with the xd card. I
    thought that when I had this trouble before I was able to format it in my
    PC. (I always transfer the pics to the PC via a card reader.)

    Suddenly the camera gives the error message "Card not initialized"; remedy:
    Format the card.

    But I can find absolutely no reference either in my S5000 manual or my S602
    manual about how to format a card.

    The card is a 128MB one and had only average use. Can anyone suggest how to
    restore it, please (I am not bothered about the lost pictures).

    Cire, Aug 1, 2005
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  2. Cire

    ASAAR Guest

    In the S5100 manual the table of contents has 6 chapters. The
    fourth chapter (Settings) shows these entries under SET-UP menu
    Power Save Setting
    World Time (Time Difference)
    Frame No.

    If your S5000 is formatted the same way my S5100 does it, you
    should do this:

    1. Turn the camera on (to Photography Mode, not Playback Mode).

    2. Press the Menu/OK button.

    3. Move left or right until you reach the Option Menu.

    4. Move up to SET-UP and press the Menu/OK button.

    5. There are 4 option screens. The Format option is in screen
    number 1, so you should see it immediately.

    6. Move down to Format and then either move right or press Menu/OK.
    ASAAR, Aug 1, 2005
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  3. Cire

    Cire Guest

    Many thanks for your help. The procedure is exactly the same on my S5100 and
    I went all through the manual and the camera menus, and still I missed it!
    It is now working perfectly so, as you can imagine, I am well pleased.

    Thanks again.

    Cire, Aug 1, 2005
  4. Cire

    ASAAR Guest

    You're welcome! It's easy to miss the path into the SET-UP, as I
    also discovered while the camera was new.
    ASAAR, Aug 1, 2005
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