Olympus Camera Error: No Card
If the screen of your Olympus camera flashes an «No Card» message, use one of the suggested methods to tackle this problem. This manual will help you fix errors related to your camera’s lens, memory, and power supply or system failures.
How To Fix The «No Card» Error
- Deleted pictures in a Olympus camera:
- Memory card error:
- Lens error:
- File damage or file error:
- Power error:
- Common or system error:
Deleted Pictures In a Olympus Camera
Use a Data Recovery Program
Incorrect use of a camera or a memory card or other unintended actions can make pictures in the memory card to become damaged or lost.
Recover lost or damaged files with the help of data recovery software. Scan your memory card with Hetman Partition Recovery and restore the files you have found (pictures or videos) in the form they appear in the preview window.
You can download the software for free to make sure that your files can be recovered. To find your way with the program read the manual.
Memory Card Errors
If the «No Card» message is related to a memory card error in a Olympus camera, do the following:
Connect The Memory Card
In digital and reflex cameras, photo and video files are mostly saved to a memory card. If the memory card is not connected to the camera, it can show an error message.
In this case connect the memory card to the camera or, if it is already connected, make sure such connection is proper.
Disconnect And Reconnect The Memory Card Again
If a memory card error has occured, disconnect it from the camera. Before doing that, don’t forget to switch the camera off. After you have taken the memory card out of its slot, make sure its contacts are not damaged or dirty.
Insert the memory card into the proper slot of your camera again.
Unlock The Memory Card
Make sure the memory card is not locked. The memory card lock switch (for SD cards) should be in the unlocked (upper) position.
Otherwise, if the memory card is unlocked and there is an error saying it is still locked, you’ll have to format the memory card.
Format The Memory Card
If disconnecting and reconnecting the memory card did not yield any result, format it. Before formatting the car, make sure all files from there are copied to another media, because formatting will delete all the files from your memory card.
If formatting cannot be performed, it means the memory card is out of order and it has to be replaced.
Take Pictures or Make Films In Lower Resolution
If while shooting a film your camera stops the process of recording/saving and flashes an error message, it may indicate insufficient read/write speed of the memory card. This speed can be low both because of the camera overheating and because of the speed restrictions set by the manufacturer.
In this case, we recommend reducing the resolution of the pictures you are taking or videos you are making.
Clean Or Replace The Memory Card
The camera can flash an error if its internal memory/memory card is full. In the camera’s menu, change the settings so that files are saved to the memory card instead of the camera’s internal memory. Transfer files from the memory card to the computer or clean it to continue your work.
Try Testing The Memory Card With Another Device
If a memory card is not recognized by the camera, connect it to another camera or device to make sure it works properly with them.
Use a Memory Card Compatible With Your Camera
A camera can flash an error if an incompatible memory card is inserted. Replace such memory card with the one compatible with this camera according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
If the «No Card» message is related to a lens error in a Olympus camera, do the following:
Disconnect And Reconnect The Lens Again
Disconnect the lens from the camera and make sure that its metal contacts are clean and intact as well as the lens contacts on the camera body.
If reconnecting the lens and cleaning its contacts haven’t fixed the problem, the camera may need repairing.
Make Sure The Camera And The Lens Are Compatible With Each Other
A lens error may result from trying to connect a lens model which is incompatible with your camera. Make sure your camera model is compatible with the lense model according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
Switch The Camera "Off" And Then Switch It "On" Again
A camera can show an error because of its lense jammed or blocked during the transportation. For some reason, the blocking may not be disabled.
If the camera reports a lense error, switch it off and then switch it on again.
Update The Camera’s Firmware
A camera’s lens error may occur because the device needs updating its firmware. Go to the camera manufacturer’s website to check for latest firmware and update it if a newer version is available.
File Damage Or File Error
If the «No Card» message is related to a file integrity error in a Olympus camera, do the following:
Copy Files To The Computer And Format The Memory Card
If the camera fails to read files, copy them to the computer and try opening them on the computer. Then format the memory card.
The pictures or videos may have been taken with another camera model and therefore cannot be read by your particular device.
Insert Another Memory Card Into Your Camera
If your camera reports a damaged file error, and formatting the memory card did not help, connect another memory card (which works properly) to your camera.
If the error does not appear again, then your memory card must have been damaged or broken. If the error occurs again and again, it indicates more serious problems, and you’d better go to a service center to fix them.
Try Taking A Picture Once More
If the camera cannot complete the process of saving or compressing a picture and flashes an error message, try taking a picture again. Picture file format may need to be changed, or there may be a processing function failure.
Unlock The File Which Is Marked “Read Only”
If you cannot delete a photo or video file with the help of your camera, it may be marked “read only.” Go to the file properties tab and uncheck the box “read only” using your computer or camera menu (if such function is provided by the manufacturer).
If the «No Card» message is related to a power error in a Olympus camera, do the following:
Disconnect And Reconnect The Battery Again
If there is an error related to your camera’s power supply, disconnect and take out the battery (accumulator cell). Make sure the battery was connected to the camera properly. Make sure the battery model corresponds to the camera model. Make sure the battery contacts are not damaged or dirty. If all the previous actions yielded no result, you battery may be out of order.
Charge The Battery
Some activities of the camera consume much power from the battery. For example, if you need to clean a digital camera sensor, the battery has to be fully charged. If the camera detects that the battery level is insuficient for a certain action, it will report a battery low error. In this case, you need to charge the battery.
Cool The Battery
If the camera’s battery is overheated, it may stop charging and indicate this problem by flashing the accumulator charge light. In this case, let the battery cool down to normal temperature and make sure its contacts are not dirty.
Common Or System Error
If the «No Card» message is related to a common system error in a Olympus camera, do the following:
Switch The Camera "Off" And Then Switch It "On" Again
If your camera reports a common or system error, switch it off and then switch it on again.
A camera may become overheated when used intensively. Wait for the device to cool down to normal temperature and then switch it on.
Reload The Camera
To reload the camera switch it off, take out the memory card and disconnect the battery. Wait 15 minutes and put the camera together in the reverse sequence. If the error is still there, your camera may need repairing.
Charge Or Rreplace The Internal Power Supply
A common or system error may result from discharge of the camera’s internal battery (which also controls the camera’s time and date settings).
In this case, you will have to replace or charge the internal power supply (depending on the format of such power supply).
Transfer Your Pictures To The Computer
If pictures in the memory card are taken with another camera, viewing them can produce errors. It happens because the camera cannot show such pictures in full size and only displays their icons.
Transfer your pictures to the computer to vie them in full size.
Connect The Camera’s Cable To a Computer Or a Printer
When transferring pictures from the camera to the computer or printing them from the camera you may encounter a connection error.
Make sure that the camera’s cable is connected properly to a computer or a printer. Check if the cable fits firmly into the connection socket. After that, switch the camera off and then switch it on again.
In Other Languages:
Other Olympus Cameras Errors
- Card error;
- No card;
- Unformatted card;
- Card full;
- No camera head;
- No picture;
- Bad picture;
- Cannot open file;
- Camera damaged;
- Need a scale on;
- TIFF only;
- Save the picture;
- Resolution error;
- Set to 1x again;
List Of Olympus Cameras
The «No Card» error may occur in the following:
Photocameras Olympus E-330 (EVOLT E-330), Air A01, C-1 (D-100), C-2, C-21, C-50, C-60 Zoom Series
- Olympus E-330 (EVOLT E-330);
- Olympus Air A01;
- Olympus C-1 (D-100);
- Olympus C-2;
- Olympus C-21;
- Olympus C-50 Zoom;
- Olympus C-60 Zoom.
Photocameras Olympus C-300 Zoom, C-700, C-720, C-730, C-740, C-750, C-765, C-770 UZ Series
- Olympus C-300 Zoom;
- Olympus C-700 UZ;
- Olympus C-720 UZ;
- Olympus C-730 UZ;
- Olympus C-740 UZ;
- Olympus C-750 UZ;
- Olympus C-765 UZ;
- Olympus C-770 UZ.
Photocameras Olympus C-2000, C-2020, C-2040 Zoom, C-2100 UZ, C-2500 L Series
- Olympus C-2000 Zoom;
- Olympus C-2020 Zoom;
- Olympus C-2040 Zoom;
- Olympus C-2100 UZ;
- Olympus C-2500 L.
Photocameras Olympus C-3000, C-3020, C-3030, C-3040, C-4000, C-4040 Zoom Series
- Olympus C-3000 Zoom;
- Olympus C-3020 Zoom;
- Olympus C-3030 Zoom;
- Olympus C-3040 Zoom;
- Olympus C-4000 Zoom;
- Olympus C-4040 Zoom.
Photocameras Olympus C-5000, C-5050, C-5060 Wide, C-5500 Sport, C-7000, C-7070 Wide, C-8080 Wide Zoom Series
- Olympus C-5000 Zoom;
- Olympus C-5050 Zoom;
- Olympus C-5060 Wide Zoom;
- Olympus C-5500 Sport Zoom;
- Olympus C-7000 Zoom;
- Olympus C-7070 Wide Zoom;
- Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom.
Photocameras Olympus D-40 (C-40) Zoom, D-150Z (C-1Z), D-200L, D-300L, D-340L, D-340R, D-360L Series
- Olympus D-40 Zoom (C-40 Zoom);
- Olympus D-150Z (C-1Z);
- Olympus D-200L;
- Olympus D-300L;
- Olympus D-340L;
- Olympus D-340R;
- Olympus D-360L.
Photocameras Olympus D-370 (C-100), D-380 (C-120), D-390 (C-150), D-395 (C-160) Series
- Olympus D-370 (C-100);
- Olympus D-380 (C-120);
- Olympus D-390 (C-150);
- Olympus D-395 (C-160).
Photocameras Olympus D-400 (C900Z), D-425 (C-170), D-435 (C-180), D-450 (C920Z), D-460, D-490 (C990Z) Zoom Series
- Olympus D-400 Zoom (C900Z);
- Olympus D-425 (C-170);
- Olympus D-435 (C-180);
- Olympus D-450 Zoom (C920Z);
- Olympus D-460 Zoom;
- Olympus D-490 Zoom (C990Z).
Photocameras Olympus D-500L, D-510 (C-200), D-520 (C-220), D-535 (C-370), D-540 (C-310) Zoom Series
- Olympus D-500L;
- Olympus D-510 Zoom (C-200 Zoom);
- Olympus D-520 Zoom (C-220 Zoom);
- Olympus D-535 Zoom (C-370 Zoom);
- Olympus D-540 Zoom (C-310 Zoom).
Photocameras Olympus D-545 (C-480), D-560 (C-350), D-580 (C-460), D-595 (C-500) Zoom Series
- Olympus D-545 Zoom (C-480 Zoom);
- Olympus D-560 Zoom (C-350 Zoom);
- Olympus D-580 Zoom (C-460 Zoom);
- Olympus D-595 Zoom (C-500 Zoom).
Photocameras Olympus D-600L, D-620L (C1400XL), D-630 Zoom (FE-5500) Series
- Olympus D-600L;
- Olympus D-620L (C1400XL);
- Olympus D-630 Zoom (FE-5500).
Photocameras Olympus E-1, E-3, E-5, E-10, E-20, E-30 Series
- Olympus E-1;
- Olympus E-3;
- Olympus E-5;
- Olympus E-10;
- Olympus E-20;
- Olympus E-30.
Photocameras Olympus E-100 RS, E-300 (EVOLT E-300), E-400 (EVOLT E-400), E-410 (EVOLT E-410), E-420 (EVOLT E-420), E-450 (EVOLT E-450) Series
- Olympus E-100 RS;
- Olympus E-300 (EVOLT E-300);
- Olympus E-400 (EVOLT E-400);
- Olympus E-410 (EVOLT E-410);
- Olympus E-420 (EVOLT E-420);
- Olympus E-450 (EVOLT E-450).
Photocameras Olympus E-500 (EVOLT E-500), E-510 (EVOLT E-510), E-520 (EVOLT E-520), E-600 (EVOLT E-600), E-620 (EVOLT E-620) Series
- Olympus E-500 (EVOLT E-500);
- Olympus E-510 (EVOLT E-510);
- Olympus E-520 (EVOLT E-520);
- Olympus E-600 (EVOLT E-600);
- Olympus E-620 (EVOLT E-620).
Photocameras Olympus FE-20 (C-25 / X-15), FE-25, FE-45, FE-47 Series
- Olympus FE-20 (C-25 / X-15);
- Olympus FE-25;
- Olympus FE-45;
- Olympus FE-47.
Photocameras Olympus FE-100 (X-705), FE-110 (X-710), FE-115, FE-120 (X-700), FE-130 Series
- Olympus FE-100 (X-705);
- Olympus FE-110 (X-710);
- Olympus FE-115;
- Olympus FE-120 (X-700);
- Olympus FE-130.
Photocameras Olympus FE-140, FE-150, FE-170, FE-180, FE-190 Series
- Olympus FE-140;
- Olympus FE-150;
- Olympus FE-170;
- Olympus FE-180;
- Olympus FE-190.
Photocameras Olympus FE-200, FE-210, FE-230, FE-240, FE-250, FE-270, FE-280, FE-290 Series
- Olympus FE-200;
- Olympus FE-210;
- Olympus FE-230;
- Olympus FE-240;
- Olympus FE-250;
- Olympus FE-270;
- Olympus FE-280;
- Olympus FE-290.
Photocameras Olympus FE-300, FE-310, FE-340 (C-560), FE-350, FE-360 (C-570 / X-875), FE-370 Series
- Olympus FE-300;
- Olympus FE-310;
- Olympus FE-340 (C-560);
- Olympus FE-350;
- Olympus FE-360 (C-570 / X-875);
- Olympus FE-370.
Photocameras Olympus FE-3000, FE-3010, FE-4000 (X-925), FE-4030, FE-4040 Series
- Olympus FE-3000;
- Olympus FE-3010;
- Olympus FE-4000 (X-925);
- Olympus FE-4030;
- Olympus FE-4040.
Photocameras Olympus FE-5000, FE-5010, FE-5020 (X-935), FE-5030, FE-5035, FE-5040, FE-5050 Series
- Olympus FE-5000;
- Olympus FE-5010;
- Olympus FE-5020 (X-935);
- Olympus FE-5030;
- Olympus FE-5035;
- Olympus FE-5040;
- Olympus FE-5050.
Photocameras Olympus IR-300, OM-D E-M1, OM-D E-M5, OM-D E-M5 II, OM-D E-M10, OM-D E-M10 II Series
- Olympus IR-300;
- Olympus OM-D E-M1;
- Olympus OM-D E-M5;
- Olympus OM-D E-M5 II;
- Olympus OM-D E-M10;
- Olympus OM-D E-M10 II.
Photocameras Olympus PEN E-P1, E-P2, E-P3, E-P5 Series
- Olympus PEN E-P1;
- Olympus PEN E-P2;
- Olympus PEN E-P3;
- Olympus PEN E-P5.
Photocameras Olympus PEN E-PL1, E-PL1s, E-PL2, E-PL3, E-PL5, E-PL6, E-PL7 Series
- Olympus PEN E-PL1;
- Olympus PEN E-PL1s;
- Olympus PEN E-PL2;
- Olympus PEN E-PL3;
- Olympus PEN E-PL5;
- Olympus PEN E-PL6;
- Olympus PEN E-PL7.
Photocameras Olympus PEN E-PM1, PEN E-PM2, PEN-F, SH-21, SH-50 Series
- Olympus PEN E-PM1;
- Olympus PEN E-PM2;
- Olympus PEN-F;
- Olympus SH-21;
- Olympus SH-50;
Photocameras Olympus SP-310, SP-320, SP-350 Series
- Olympus SP-310;
- Olympus SP-320;
- Olympus SP-350;
Photocameras Olympus SP-500, SP-510, SP-550, SP-560, SP-565, SP-570, SP-590 UZ Series
- Olympus SP-500 UZ;
- Olympus SP-510 UZ;
- Olympus SP-550 UZ;
- Olympus SP-560 UZ;
- Olympus SP-565 UZ;
- Olympus SP-570 UZ;
- Olympus SP-590 UZ;
Photocameras Olympus SP-600, SP-610, SP-620, SP-700, SP-800, SP-810 UZ Series
- Olympus SP-600 UZ;
- Olympus SP-610 UZ;
- Olympus SP-620 UZ;
- Olympus SP-700;
- Olympus SP-800 UZ;
- Olympus SP-810 UZ;
Photocameras Olympus SZ-10, SZ-11, SZ-12, SZ-15, SZ-16, SZ-30MR, SZ-31MR iHS Series
- Olympus SZ-10;
- Olympus SZ-11;
- Olympus SZ-12;
- Olympus SZ-15;
- Olympus SZ-16 iHS;
- Olympus SZ-30MR;
- Olympus SZ-31MR iHS;
Photocameras Olympus Stylus 1, 1s, 300, 400, 410, 500, 550WP (mju 550WP) Series
- Olympus Stylus 1;
- Olympus Stylus 1s;
- Olympus Stylus 300;
- Olympus Stylus 400;
- Olympus Stylus 410;
- Olympus Stylus 500;
- Olympus Stylus 550WP (mju 550WP);
Photocameras Olympus Stylus (mju Digital) 600, 700, 720 SW, 725 SW, 730, 740 Series
- Olympus Stylus 600;
- Olympus Stylus 700 (mju 700 Digital);
- Olympus Stylus 720 SW (mju 720 SW Digital);
- Olympus Stylus 725 SW (mju 725 SW Digital);
- Olympus Stylus 730 (mju 730 Digital);
- Olympus Stylus 740 (mju 740 Digital);
Photocameras Olympus Stylus (mju Digital) 750, 760, 770 SW, 780, 790 SW Series
- Olympus Stylus 750 (mju 750 Digital);
- Olympus Stylus 760 (mju 760 Digital);
- Olympus Stylus 770 SW (mju 770 SW Digital);
- Olympus Stylus 780 (mju 780 Digital);
- Olympus Stylus 790 SW (mju 790 SW Digital);
Photocameras Olympus Stylus (mju Digital) 800, 810, 820, 830, 840, 850 SW Series
- Olympus Stylus 800;
- Olympus Stylus 810 (mju 810 Digital);
- Olympus Stylus 820 (mju 820 Digital);
- Olympus Stylus 830 (mju 830 Digital);
- Olympus Stylus 840;
- Olympus Stylus 850 SW;
Photocameras Olympus Stylus (mju Digital) 1000, 1010, 1020, 1030 SW Series
- Olympus Stylus 1000 (mju 1000 Digital);
- Olympus Stylus 1010;
- Olympus Stylus 1020;
- Olympus Stylus 1030 SW;
Photocameras Olympus Stylus (mju Digital) 1040, 1050 SW, 1200 Series
- Olympus Stylus 1040 (mju 1040);
- Olympus Stylus 1050 SW (mju 1050 SW);
- Olympus Stylus 1200 (mju 1200 Digital);
Photocameras Olympus Stylus (mju) 5010, 7000, 7010, 7030 Series
- Olympus Stylus 5010 (mju 5010);
- Olympus Stylus 7000 (mju 7000);
- Olympus Stylus 7010 (mju 7010);
- Olympus Stylus 7030 (mju 7030);
Photocameras Olympus Stylus (mju) 7040, 9000, 9010 Series
- Olympus Stylus 7040 (mju 7040);
- Olympus Stylus 9000 (mju 9000);
- Olympus Stylus 9010 (mju 9010);
Photocameras Olympus Stylus SH-1, SH-2, SH-3, SP-100, SP-820UZ Series
- Olympus Stylus SH-1;
- Olympus Stylus SH-2;
- Olympus Stylus SH-3;
- Olympus Stylus SP-100;
- Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ;
Photocameras Olympus Stylus Tough (mju) 3000, 6000, 6010, 6020, 8000, 8010 Series
- Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 (mju Tough 3000);
- Olympus Stylus Tough 6000 (mju Tough 6000);
- Olympus Stylus Tough 6010 (mju Tough 6010);
- Olympus Stylus Tough 6020 (mju Tough 6020);
- Olympus Stylus Tough 8000 (mju Tough 8000);
- Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 (mju Tough 8010);
Photocameras Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 iHS, TG-860, TG-870 Series
- Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 iHS;
- Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860;
- Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870;
Photocameras Olympus Stylus Verve (mju Digital), S, XZ-10 Series
- Olympus Stylus Verve;
- Olympus Stylus Verve S (mju mini Digital S);
- Olympus Stylus XZ-10;
Photocameras Olympus TG-310, TG-320, TG-610, TG-630 iHS, TG-810, TG-820 iHS, TG-830 iHS Series
- Olympus TG-310;
- Olympus TG-320;
- Olympus TG-610;
- Olympus TG-630 iHS;
- Olympus TG-810;
- Olympus TG-820 iHS;
- Olympus TG-830 iHS;
Photocameras Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS, TG-2 iHS, TG-3, TG-4 Series
- Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS;
- Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS;
- Olympus Tough TG-3;
- Olympus Tough TG-4;
Photocameras Olympus VG-110, VG-120, VG-145, VG-160 Series
- Olympus VG-110;
- Olympus VG-120;
- Olympus VG-145;
- Olympus VG-160;
Photocameras Olympus VH-410, VH-515, VR-320, VR-330, VR-340, XZ-1, XZ-2 iHS Series
- Olympus VH-410;
- Olympus VH-515;
- Olympus VR-320;
- Olympus VR-330;
- Olympus VR-340;
- Olympus XZ-1;
- Olympus XZ-2 iHS;
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