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My memory card got fubard

Discussion in 'Through-the-Lens Club' started by Medpilot 2, Jun 22, 2004.

  1. Medpilot 2

    Medpilot 2 Smkumifyagotum

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    I think this is the right forum to post this in.

    I took my 256mb SD card to a place to print out some pictures using one of those Kodak machines.

    All seemed great, the pictures printed fine. When I got home and tried to use the memory card in my camera, it wouldn't work. The camera was telling me that the card was corrupt. ;t

    I don't know if it was the machine that did it, this is just a warning to all. It would be cheap insurance to just burn the images to a CD instead of inserting your memory card into the machine for printing.
     
  2. GlockBlocker

    GlockBlocker Texas Aggie

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    Yes. Or you could also try switching the LOCK button on the memory card to the LOCK position to prevent writing to the card (only allowing reading from the card).
     

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    Medpilot 2 Smkumifyagotum

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    GlockBlocker,

    Good suggestion. :)
     
  4. .40Sig

    .40Sig Back home Millennium Member

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    Did you try reformatting the card in the camera? Also, what type of card are you using? (CF, SD, etc?)
     
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    chevrofreak Senior Member

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    The card reader I had in my old computer fried something like 4 of my Lexar MemorySticks before I figured out that it was the cause. Lexar replaced them all free of charge.

    You might go talk to the store you had them printed in and tell them that their card reader may have fried your card.
     
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    Medpilot 2 Smkumifyagotum

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    I may try that.

    I can't reformat the SD card because it just locks the camera up. Can't get into the menu to do anything.
     
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    GlockBlocker Texas Aggie

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    I'm working in a photlab this summer (just to make some extra money). Maybe I should be on the lookout for our card reader doing this. ;g
     
  8. nipperwolf

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    suggestion,

    download them into your computer first.

    burn them onto a CD. (or 2 or more for archival asuredness;) )

    then take one of those CDs to the store.

    thats what I do.
     
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    unit 900

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    I had the same problem with a SONY memory stick. For future reference, you can go to this site: http://www.z-a-recovery.com/
    and download their free recovery tool. It worked just fine and I was able to retrieve all my photos to my hard drive. Good luck
     
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    Timber Wolf Christ. Warrior

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    Do you have a reader attached to your computer? If so can you pop it in there and use that software to reformat?

    TW