Camera Error Reported

We recommend exploring the card (Windows explorer / MAC Finder) and saving any wanted footage before proceeding because this format process will wipe the SD card of all data.

Software Format

… Great for routine maintenance of the card and after long recording sessions,

Run the recorder Format feature, available in the settings on the recorder.

Wait for confirmation.

Format Fail Solutions:

Check card lock tab on SD card

Perform a Manual Full Format

How to perform a Full Format

Windows format tool:

1: Go to your Start Button (bottom left of windows) and click on "computer" or "my computer"
    (hold Windows key + press E for Windows 8 users).

2: Put the SD Card in to your computer by using an SD card reader

3: When you plug the card in you will see a box like this..

4: Right click on the icon and click on "Format" to open the tool.

5: Ensure that the settings are correct for the card you are formatting and un-tick the quick format.

32GB and Below

System fat32

Allocation 32K

64GB and Above (if recorder supports 64gb and above)

System exFat

Allocation 128K

Un-tick quick format.

…while a quick format is handy, it does not always remove bad data which a full format can.

Please be aware that a slow format will take longer on larger SD cards and will also depend on you PC's specifications

6: Once the SD card has been formatted, put the card back into your RoadHawk camera

Format Fail Solutions:

Press the reset, if available, to refresh the internal memory before placing the card back in the camera.

Check card lock tab on SD card, note if lock is sliding freely or with resistance.

If the windows format tool is unable to perform the format you can try using this tool SD Formatter 4.0

Mac format tool:

1: Insert your SD card into your computer, either in the card slot or using the supplied USB card reader.

2: Open the Disk Utility application and select the SD cards. Select "Erase" from the tabs on the right. Choose "MS-DOS (FAT) for 32GB and below or ExFAT for 64GB and above" from the menu.

3: Click on Erase

Please be aware that a slow format will take longer on larger SD cards and will also depend on you PC's specifications

4: Once the card has been formatted, eject the SD card and put it back into your Lawmate Recorder.

The disk utility will not always set the allocation size correctly, if this is the case please use this tool SD Formatter 4.0

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