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Nikon D800E won't format SanDisk CF cards

spotmeter7

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spotmeter7 Registered since 27th Oct 2012
Sat 27-Oct-12 05:02 PM

Just received my D800E and find it won't format any of my Extreme III or IV cards.

Tried through Menu, but process won't start.

Pressed Mode+Delete, LCD displayed blinking 'For', but images remain on card.

Latest firmware.

Any suggestions?

wesmannmsu

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#1. "RE: Nikon D800E won't format SanDisk CF cards" | In response to Reply # 0

wesmannmsu Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Mar 2011
Sat 27-Oct-12 04:06 PM

is the card locked? little slider on the side of the card?

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spotmeter7

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#2. "RE: Nikon D800E won't format SanDisk CF cards" | In response to Reply # 0

spotmeter7 Registered since 27th Oct 2012
Sat 27-Oct-12 04:08 PM

>Just received my D800E and find it won't format any of my
>Extreme III or IV cards.
>
>Tried through Menu, but process won't start.
>
>Pressed Mode+Delete, LCD displayed blinking 'For', but images
>remain on card.
>
>Latest firmware.
>
>Any suggestions?

No lock, no slider on card.

Ferguson

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#3. "RE: Nikon D800E won't format SanDisk CF cards" | In response to Reply # 0

Ferguson Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for the generous sharing of his high level expertise in the spirit of Nikonians Nikonian since 19th Aug 2004
Sat 27-Oct-12 08:52 PM


And you don't have a second card in the SD slot?

When you format the CF card, if you then display images and some are on SD, they show up instead even if the card is set to backup or overflow.

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spotmeter7

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#4. "RE: Nikon D800E won't format SanDisk CF cards" | In response to Reply # 3

spotmeter7 Registered since 27th Oct 2012
Sat 27-Oct-12 09:59 PM

Don't have a second card in SD slot.

clayman

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#5. "RE: Nikon D800E won't format SanDisk CF cards" | In response to Reply # 4

clayman Gold Member Nikonian since 20th Feb 2011
Sat 27-Oct-12 11:09 PM

Hello 'spotmeter'

I did some testing with an Extreme III (4GB) card and
my D800 was able to format the card without a problem.

The only suggestion that I have is to check your Playback
Folder selection on the set-up menu. If it is not set to 'ALL'
then try that setting and do a card format. Otherwise, I am
at a loss. Good luck.

jlh

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#6. "RE: Nikon D800E won't format SanDisk CF cards" | In response to Reply # 0

PerroneFord Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Apr 2011
Sat 27-Oct-12 11:47 PM

>Just received my D800E and find it won't format any of my
>Extreme III or IV cards.
>
>Tried through Menu, but process won't start.
>
>Pressed Mode+Delete, LCD displayed blinking 'For', but images
>remain on card.
>
>Latest firmware.
>
>Any suggestions?

Try to format the card in your computer. If that doesn't work, then you have other issues. If it works, then put the newly formatted card into the camera and try again.

Will the camera format CF cards ok? Will it format other brands of cards ok?

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spotmeter7

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#7. "RE: Nikon D800E won't format SanDisk CF cards" | In response to Reply # 6

spotmeter7 Registered since 27th Oct 2012
Sun 28-Oct-12 12:15 AM

Manual says not to format cards in computer.

Only have these cards.

PerroneFord

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#8. "RE: Nikon D800E won't format SanDisk CF cards" | In response to Reply # 7

PerroneFord Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Apr 2011
Sun 28-Oct-12 12:18 AM | edited Sun 28-Oct-12 12:18 AM by PerroneFord

>Manual says not to format cards in computer.

There is nothing wrong with formatting cards in the computer. What you DON'T do is format in the computer, then try to shoot photos without re-formatting in the camera.

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km6xz

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#9. "RE: Nikon D800E won't format SanDisk CF cards" | In response to Reply # 0

km6xz Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Portraits and Urban Photography Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2009
Sun 28-Oct-12 07:04 AM

Did any of the files disappear? The individual image lock button could be inadvertently be pressed while reaching for the + button if you are used to a camera that had that button in another position.
If that is OK, a Two Button Reset would be the next step if the cards can be reformatted in the computer/card reader.
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#10. "RE: Nikon D800E won't format SanDisk CF cards" | In response to Reply # 0

DAJolley Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Dec 2007
Sun 28-Oct-12 02:03 PM

When you press the Mode + Delete buttons, "For" will blink; you then have to release both buttons and press them again to complete the format process.
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spotmeter7

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#11. "RE: Nikon D800E won't format SanDisk CF cards" | In response to Reply # 10

spotmeter7 Registered since 27th Oct 2012
Sun 28-Oct-12 02:11 PM

Thanks. That worked.

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