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Two-button function for formatting CF cards doesn't work--why not?

rachel2010

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rachel2010 Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Feb 2010
Mon 24-May-10 05:01 PM

I had this problem (off & on) with my D200, and when I got my D700 a few months ago, I thought the problem would go away. I realize that I can format my cards by going into the menu; however, I would prefer to use this method---IF IT WOULD ONLY WORK! Since I got my D700, this function worked once, and hasn't since.

What I can't figure out is whether the problem is with the Camera, the CF card(s), or with the User (Me). I called Nikon and the rep told me (a little rudely) that I was "doing it wrong". How does one hold down two buttons, simultaneously, wrong??? The word "For" is supposed to appear after about 2 seconds and then blink; at that point I'm supposed to press the two buttons (trash & mode) again to activate the formatting.

Has anyone else had the same problem? If so, have you figured out where the problem lies, or a solution (other than going to the menu to format)?

Thanks!

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