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  1. #1
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    Memory Card will not format in D7200

    I have a SanDisk Extreme 60 MB/s 64 GB that will not allow me to format it in my camera. The small padlock icon on it is in the open position,: message on camera is "This option is not available at current settings or in the cameras current state". I put the card from slot 2 into slot 1 and it formats no problem. The card that I am having problems with will not format in either slot. Is it time to just buy a new card, my reason for asking this is when I am shooting using Continuous High images are still buffering and processing on to this card for a short time after releasing the shutter. Came across this web page comparing cards for the D7200.

    https://www.cameramemoryspeed.com/ni...rd-comparison/

    Thanks for any help.

    Paul


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    Last edited by 06Honda; 02-20-2019 at 03:52 AM.



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    Re: Memory Card will not format in D7200

    I've had that happen before. I reformatted the card in my computer, then in camera.

    It's worth a try.
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  3. #3
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    Re: Memory Card will not format in D7200

    I had to format cards in a computer a couple of times. At one time quick format wasn't enough. I had to make it a full format. After that the card worked OK in camera and have worked ever since.
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    Re: Memory Card will not format in D7200

    Out of interest can you still delete single images via the camera.
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    Re: Memory Card will not format in D7200

    Is the little tab on the side of the card locked or unlocked? Maybe slide the tab back and forth a couple times then try formatting again.
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  6. #6
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    Re: Memory Card will not format in D7200

    If working the lock tab doesn't help, a format in the computer will probably fix it. If it does not come back, contact Sandisk, there might be a lifetime warranty on the card. Format instructions below. Be sure to check the format type. I think it will default to exfat though
    https://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/d...ice-using-a-pc

    As already mentioned, a quick format might not always fix it and you'll need to try it with the 'quick' box unchecked. Follow up with in camera format.
    I must have a really good camera.

  7. #7
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    Re: Memory Card will not format in D7200

    I rarely format memory cards in camera, but they work anyway. Use the PC and see if that works.

    ETA: I just checked the D7200 user manual, and it says "don't format in a computer", but it has never been a problem for me. You could also try to format the disk in a different camera. I pass SD cards through many cameras, mostly Nikons, a Sony, and even a Browning Trail Camera, and the cards work in all cameras without any reformatting. I know this because the DCIM folder on the card has a subfolder for each separate camera. The Sony creates a bunch of separate folders for HD video.
    Last edited by Blade Canyon; 02-20-2019 at 10:31 PM.

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    Re: Memory Card will not format in D7200

    Quote Originally Posted by Blade Canyon View Post
    ..........ETA: I just checked the D7200 user manual, and it says "don't format in a computer", but it has never been a problem for me. ...........
    They mean not to format it in the computer then use it without formatting in the camera.
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  9. #9
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    Re: Memory Card will not format in D7200

    Quote Originally Posted by 480sparky View Post
    They mean not to format it in the computer then use it without formatting in the camera.
    Yeah, but that's exactly what I do. Or I format a new card just once in a random camera and never format it again, even though it gets passed around to different brand cameras.

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    Re: Memory Card will not format in D7200

    SD cards come from the factory formatted with a File Allocation Table (FAT). The FAT is is the foundation upon which cameras create a folder-structure required for storing files.

    The File Allocation Table and the folder-structure are two different things entirely.

    If the folder-structure becomes corrupt doing an in-camera "format" may fix the problem. If instead the card's File Allocation Table becomes corrupt, the only thing that may be able to repair it is doing an in-computer (Full) Format. This formatting process will take several minutes because it rebuilds the foundational structure of the card. Once the camera has a memory card with a clean File Allocation Table to work with the card must be "formatted" in camera which creates the folder-structure required for storing files.
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