Agfa Ephoto 1280 camera cannot format Smartmedia card
Posted on 2006-07-23
I have purchased an old Agfa Ephoto 1280 digital camera, because it fits perfect in my idea for Infra-Red photography. This camera is mentioned on an infra-red photography website, and I could get it cheap.
Now I have the following problem. The camera cannot format the smartmedia-card. It is the standard 4 mbyte 3.3 Volts card delivered with the camera.
I can read the card on one of my laptop's, I can format it, (Fat12) use photo-recovery-software on it, but I cannot get it to format in the camera.
When I wipe the card, and put it in the camera, it starts to format but stops within a second.
The vendor is on vacation, so I will have to wait to ask him about this till half of august.
I'm wondering about the following things.
Is it the card that is faulty?
Is it the camara's writing mechanism that is faulty?
Can I prepare the card on my laptop so it will function directly?
I can connect to the camera with the supplied serial-cable.
All tips are welcome, the sooner the better.