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17th of July 2002 (Wed), 23:39
I have a Powershot S10 and three CF cards. The camera or the cards had been giving me intermittant trouble over the last few months BUT now all give CF errors.
I have reformatted the cards on My Windows 98 machine. Only one was then able to be reformatted on the camera but then when trying to take a picture with that card it gives a CF card error mesage again. I have the 8MB card as well as a 32 MB and a 64 Mb.
I'm wondering if its the camera now.
Any ideas as to my problem? I do use a CF card reader and was formatting by right mouse clicking.
2nd of September 2002 (Mon), 13:10
My S10 has been doing the same thing... sometimes it will take a picture... but then it gives me this corrupted data icon when I try to view it. Its happening on all of the CF cards that I have.
9th of September 2002 (Mon), 21:26
I JUST bought an S30 today and I have taken about 20 pictures and a few videos with it. I have a 340mb Microdrive and I've had the "CF error" about 4 times now, and it's really getting on my nerves. Any idea what the problem could be cuz I can't use the camera again till I turn it off and then back on again.
9th of October 2002 (Wed), 18:17
When you close the cover over the CF, it will push a small button.
On my camera this button is broken.
Try to check yours...
14th of October 2002 (Mon), 09:15
I have a S40 and experienced what you say recently (several times yesterday, although I used for a month without problems). I cannot recognize the sequence that leads to image lost but I'm very concerned.
CANON: Is there any way to detect if it is a camera or CF card problem? How do we can supposely work with a camera that suddenly will miss not only the latest photo but all of them in your CF card?
2nd of October 2006 (Mon), 09:24
Duid you ever find out what was wrong? Mine is doing it too.
2nd of October 2006 (Mon), 20:54
ALWAYS format in the camera!
Mine has never given me any problems over the years, but I did have to find out that cards should be formatted every time you empty the card of pics.
4th of October 2006 (Wed), 05:26
CF Cards have a disadvantage, they like only the original card readers. I suggestion: if you have canon camera, use canon card reader and always format the CF card in the camera!!!
6th of October 2006 (Fri), 09:38
Hi. I purchased an S10 powershot in 2000 or 2001.
Because of the short battery life, and my hectic life, I got very little use out of it. We'll for the first time in 8 years my life has slowed to aa crawl and I am finally getting to those hobbies of mine! Found the batteries charged em, turned onn the camera and it said , You guessed it no CF, which wasn't a big deal because it was still in my Sandisk card reader. We'll wasn't I surprised when I put it in the Camera and got the same results.
I got online and read several articles all saying basically the same 3 things
`1 it's done for
2 Must need a reformat
3 Dusty camera
I deduced that since the camera hasn't recieved much punishment or use, that it wasn't done for!
I also reasoned that since I had used the same flash card a month ago and the pictures still showed up on the Sandisk reader the the format was fine.
I also reinstalled the original 8MB card and same results.
I checked the flash card door assembly for the button and button pusher operating properly.
So I carefully removed the front cover and screws and begun blowing the camera out, The lens assembly has a little felt dust ring that flew up, I placed that aside untill reassembly.
I noticed after I removed all of the screws that they are different lengths so be sure to note where you took them from, there are also 2 screws in the battery compartment.
I noticed a little dust but nothing I thought would cause problems.
However after reassembly, camera works fine. I also removed both batteries and as a result had to reset the time.
I'll be sure to update if anything changes.:)
7th of February 2009 (Sat), 11:45
Ok so several years later, same issue.
I'm still using my san disk.
I came across this info.
I simply went to menu on the camera till I found format and chose ok format.
that then shut the power down and left a code on the top screen
"E50/CF Error" I read on.
Someone suggested powering off and doing another format.
So I did.
And magically it seems to be working again. This is a 128mb card I purchased when I was trouble shooting same problem a few years back.
I use a san disk reader to get my pictures and I think I formated it in my computer with the reader when the problem started again.
I'll update if I run into any more malfunctions.
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