Article ID : 00022498 / Last Modified : 03/20/2018

How to format Memory Stick media in the Cybershot camera.

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Follow the steps below to format Memory Stick® media in the Cybershot® camera.

IMPORTANT: Formatting will erase all files from the Memory Stick media.

NOTE: The location and configuration of the CONTROL button varies by model. Consult the operating instructions for details specific to your camera model. Manuals are posted on your model support page.

  1. Turn on the camera.
  2. On the CONTROL button, press the up arrow .
  3. On the menu bar, press the left arrow or right arrow on the CONTROL button until FILE is selected.
  4. Press the center of the CONTROL button.
  5. On the FILE menu, press the up arrow on the CONTROL button until FORMAT is selected.
  6. Press the center of the CONTROL button.
  7. Press the up arrow or down arrow on the CONTROL button until OK is selected.
  8. Press the center of the CONTROL button.

    NOTE: The LCD screen will display a FORMATTING message until the format process is complete.