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So i have a kodak C743 digital camera and i got a 4gb SD card for it, but when i turn it on it tells me it needs to format it, so i hit format and 5 sec later the same message pops up telling me to format. Ive tried plugging it into my computer but the card doesnt show up, just the internal memory. Any ideas?
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You might want to post this in Photography, you're a 3k poster though (so you probably know that) so maybe there's a reason you posted it here?
    
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Is it a brand new card? The card might be messed up. If you have a different card, try that and see if the camera lets you use that one. If it does, then you know the 4GB card is bad.
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Most SD cards have an anti format lock on the side of the card, you have to physically flip it to the correct position, might fix your problem. If not I would look into trying with another SD card.
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Most SD cards have an anti format lock on the side of the card, you have to physically flip it to the correct position, might fix your problem. If not I would look into trying with another SD card.
This. Seeing as it takes the normal SD cards. If you are plugging the camera in, and not the card itself, it probably isn't showing up because the camera won't use it until it's formatted. So the only thing it will use is internal memory. I doubt there is anything wrong with the card.
    
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