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D700 DO NOT FORMAT

sensor

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sensor Registered since 30th Oct 2011
Wed 31-Oct-12 02:22 AM

Hi there!

I have a Nikon D700 and lately I noticed that can't format CF cards I follow all the instructions in the manual and nothing happen... I also try it in My Menu..and still the same...anybody had this problem before that can help me out??

thanks in advance.
silvio

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MEMcD

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#1. "RE: D700 DO NOT FORMAT" | In response to Reply # 0

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Wed 31-Oct-12 02:38 AM

Hi Silvio,

Sorry to hear of your problem.
Are you pressing and holding the mode and trash can buttons simultainiously until "For" flashes in the top LCD diplay then pressing and holding both buttons a second time until "For" briefly flashes in the number of shots remaing brackets in the top LCD display?

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Marty

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#2. "RE: D700 DO NOT FORMAT" | In response to Reply # 1

sensor Registered since 30th Oct 2011
Wed 31-Oct-12 11:19 AM

Yes, I've been doing all that...and nothing.

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ctadin

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#3. "RE: D700 DO NOT FORMAT" | In response to Reply # 2

ctadin Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2008
Wed 31-Oct-12 11:50 AM | edited Wed 31-Oct-12 11:52 AM by ctadin

Silvio,
What happens when you try a different card?

Cheryl

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#4. "RE: D700 DO NOT FORMAT" | In response to Reply # 3

sensor Registered since 30th Oct 2011
Wed 31-Oct-12 12:50 PM

I haven't tried with different card..I don't have another one...what is your suggestion..?

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#5. "RE: D700 DO NOT FORMAT" | In response to Reply # 4

ctadin Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2008
Wed 31-Oct-12 02:14 PM

>I haven't tried with different card..I don't have another
>one...what is your suggestion..?
I would purchase another card to see if you can format the new card. If you can, then maybe your existing card is corrupted.
How old is your existing card? Do you only format that card in your camera?

Cheryl

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#6. "RE: D700 DO NOT FORMAT" | In response to Reply # 5

sensor Registered since 30th Oct 2011
Wed 31-Oct-12 03:13 PM

It is a brand new card and barely used...that's the only card that I have..

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#7. "RE: D700 DO NOT FORMAT" | In response to Reply # 6

ctadin Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2008
Wed 31-Oct-12 07:11 PM

Silvio,
I would still purchase another card just to confirm whether it's the card or camera that's giving you the problem.
Is the card recommended by Nikon to use with your D700?
Have you contacted Nikon Support?

Cheryl

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#8. "RE: D700 DO NOT FORMAT" | In response to Reply # 6

reijo Registered since 14th Apr 2012
Wed 31-Oct-12 07:19 PM

Why not try to format in another camera- yours, a friend or at a photo shop.
That should tell if it is the card or camera
Mike

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#9. "RE: D700 DO NOT FORMAT" | In response to Reply # 6

gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005
Wed 31-Oct-12 07:30 PM | edited Wed 31-Oct-12 07:33 PM by gkaiseril

Have you Protected Images From Deletion?

Do you have images from other cameras on the card?
Do you have other file types from other applications on the card?

Make sure your battery is fully charged.

Are you pressing any other buttons by accident?

Many users accidentally press the DOF preview button when holding the camera facing down and this cancels all other operations. It has happened to most of use.

George
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#10. "RE: D700 DO NOT FORMAT" | In response to Reply # 9

sensor Registered since 30th Oct 2011
Wed 31-Oct-12 10:46 PM

Thanks for your response I will try all your suggestions and see what happend..I'l back to you later.

thanks.

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#11. "RE: D700 DO NOT FORMAT" | In response to Reply # 10

sensor Registered since 30th Oct 2011
Thu 01-Nov-12 12:07 AM

I almost did forget to mention that the Memory Card is SANDISK ULTRA II 1 gb (COMPACT FLASH)

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mkmull77

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#12. "RE: D700 DO NOT FORMAT" | In response to Reply # 11

mkmull77 Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Jan 2010
Thu 01-Nov-12 09:21 AM

Do you have a card reader, you could try to format it at your computer also.

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#13. "RE: D700 DO NOT FORMAT" | In response to Reply # 12

sensor Registered since 30th Oct 2011
Thu 01-Nov-12 12:57 PM

Yes, I have a card reader and doing it in the computer is no problem..is only when I insert it in the camera it doesn't format.

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Luke_Miller

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#14. "RE: D700 DO NOT FORMAT" | In response to Reply # 13

Luke_Miller Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2006
Thu 01-Nov-12 01:44 PM

With the computer did you format as FAT32? That is the only format the camera can read.

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#15. "RE: D700 DO NOT FORMAT" | In response to Reply # 14

sensor Registered since 30th Oct 2011
Thu 01-Nov-12 01:53 PM

That I don't know ..don't know much about computer format...

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#17. "RE: D700 DO NOT FORMAT" | In response to Reply # 16

sensor Registered since 30th Oct 2011
Fri 02-Nov-12 12:11 AM

Thanks Luke for the thread I will follow the instructions..and I will continue trying to fix this issue.

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#18. "RE: D700 DO NOT FORMAT" | In response to Reply # 17

sensor Registered since 30th Oct 2011
Sun 04-Nov-12 11:18 PM

Now I am able to format the card (delete images) using the set up menu..but not using the FORMAT MODE and pressing the garbage can together...why is that??

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