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I take my battery off charhes and load them in my 5D ll and

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I take my battery off charhes and load them in my 5D Mark ll and I get
busy message and the camera will not reformat the card.'Charles Swimmer
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 month ago.

Hi, thank you for contacting My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.

Try the camera with either a different memory card, or no card at all.

Also, check whether the memory card's LOCK switch is in the position pointed to by the arrow on the card. If so, slide it to the other position and try the memory card formatting again.