Fix Powershot A560 Memory Card error

Updated: April 05, 2023
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Fix Powershot A560 Memory Card error
by Maksym Prykhodchenko
Tech Expert & Writer
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Issues with Powershot a560 rank among the most common ones with our subscribers. Most probably, this error means your SD card is write-protected and so you cannot make any changes to the files on the SD card. Other causes could be viruses, bad sectors, corrupted hard drive structures, improper SD card management, etc.

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Why does your Canon Powershot show the memory card error?

The easiest-to-tackle cause of this error can be when the memory card is inserted in the wrong way. In this case, you can put the memory card in the correct direction. If the same error message is displayed even after formatting a memory card and inserting it correctly, you should search for some other reasons.

Users tend to forget that Canon A560 uses SD memory cards with a maximum capacity of 32 GB. You can also use MultiMediaCard (MMC) cards. Simultaneously, SD memory cards called SDXC SDUC will not work properly with the A560. These cards are easy to bypass because they have a capacity of 64 GB or more.

Here are some of the best SD cards for your Canon camera:

SDHC SanDisk Extreme Pro 32GB

  • Best value for money.
  • Up to 95 MB/s read speed; Write speeds up to 90 MB/s.
  • Shock, temperature, water, and X-ray resistance.
  • UHS speed class 3 (U3) UHS speed class and good video quality (V30).

SanDisk Ultra SDHC UHS-I 32GB

  • Fast transport read speeds up to 90MB/s.
  • 4K video cannot be displayed at higher write speeds.
  • Class 10 for Full HD (1080p) video.
  • Waterproof, temperature resistant, x-ray resistant, magnetic resistant, and shock resistant.

Lexar Professional 633X 32 GB SDHC UHS-I

  • High-speed, class-10 performance.
  • UHS-I technology for up to 633x (95MB/s) estimated data transfer rate.
  • High-speed computer file transfer with cards to your computer to greatly speed up your workflow.

What to do if my SD card is not working on my Canon camera?

Fix Powershot A560 Memory Card Error

If your camera recognizes the memory card you use, try following the steps below.

  1. Restart your camera.
  2. Set the force switch on the camera and remove the batteries.
  3. Open the memory card slot cover to make sure the hard drive card is correctly inserted into the card slot.

When choosing the card for your Powershot A560, pay special attention to the following options:

  • Secure Digital (SD) – These cards have a maximum capacity of 2 GB and are compatible with the A560.
  • Secure High Digital Capacity (SDHC) – These cards have a memory capacity of 4 GB to 32 GB, and can also be compatible with the A560.
  • Secure EXtended Digital Capacity (SDXC) – These memory cards range in size from 64 GB to 2 TB.
  • Secure Digital Ultra Capacity – ( SDUC). The capacity of each of these memory cards ranges from 4 TiB to 128 TiB.

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If you try to use 64 GB or more on the A560, an error message will appear. So please use a card with a capacity of 32 GB or less to solve the problem.If you are trying to use an SD card of 32 GB or less and it does not work, please format the SD card in the main camera class.

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