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Is one SD card different from the other?

My Polaroid 10.0 Megapixel Digital Camera t1031's manual says:

Your camera supports SD cards of up to 4GB in size. It also supports
SDHC cards with a maximum capacity of 8GB. If there is a storage card
inserted in the memory slot, the camera automatically saves all images,
videos and audio clips in the external storage card. The icon indicates
the camera is using SD card.

I had a Sandisk 4Gb SD card that worked fine, but it got stolen. So I bought this:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001ECRZJM/ref=oss_product

It seemed to be working, but when I took pictures the review said "no image". And in fact there were no images to be found, although the camera would give a shutter click and show the image for a second or two. It did show that I had over 2000 shots available. That count never decremented.

The problem seems to be with the SD card, so I guess I need another one. Any ideas why this would happen?
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It could be a possibly bad card.  Do you have any others to try it out with?  If you do, do they work?  If you have the same issue, do you have to somehow format it to work with your camera?

HTH,

Dale Harris
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Interesting. When I plugged the camera into my laptop it said it had to format the drive.
There you go.

Have a great day!

Dale Harris
Nope, that didn't quite work. Windows says it can't format the disk, and now the camera with or without the disk says, "Memory full. Goodbye" and shuts down. I think I have a broken camera. :(
I have an sd port on my new laptop, I'm trying that.
And I still got the message "Windows is unable to complete the format".
Right-Click on My Computer, go to Manage, then click on Disk Management and find the card inserted.  See if the SD card shows up on here and right-click on the colored bar down below and click Convert to Basic Disk or Initialize Disk.  Anything that allows you to mess with the card.  See if that helps.

If not, try to get a different SD card from a friend or SDHC and try it in your camera.  I don't think your camera is broken, I think it's your SD Card.

HTH,

Dale Harris
Here are a couple of screenshots. It shows the card as a healthy RAW disk, and I right clicked and selected format, but got the same message.

You're right, by the way, I was able to get my camera to work with just the msall memory on board. It's definitely the disk.

Would trying to format it in a different laptop be worth a try? User generated image User generated image
Just tried my husband's SD card and it worked fine. I have a bad disk?
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By the way, it is a 4GB SDHC card, I just noticed that.
Thanks for your patience, it didn't format on my husband's laptop either so I've asked for a replacement.