Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?
I bought a new camera some days ago with a new Digix 4gb SDHC memory card. I went to Disney World and took normally a lot of pictures. From one moment to another, the camera gives me the message "Memory card error" and won't let me take nor view pictures. I tried removing the memory card and everything. I checked and It isn't locked or something.
Also, I tried using a memory card reader on my laptop, and it says I have to format to read the card.
I REALLY don't want to lose the pic
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Check the contacts on the card, to see that they're clean. If in doubt, clean them up. You can either use a solvent such as Methyl\015\012Hydrate and a Kleenex, or you can actually rub the contacts clean with\015\012an eraser (or if you're British you can use Methylated Spirit and a\015\012tissue, or rub the contacts clean with a rubber).
Next, I suggest you use a photo recovery program to attempt to recover the photos from your card. There are several, the best program to use is called PhotoRec and you can\015\012find it here. It's free, released under the GNU licence. Be sure to store any recovered photos to your laptop and not back on the card!
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\015\012You can go the cheap route or the expensive route in trying to recover your pictures. The "cheap" route would be buying a recovery program like "Disk Internals Flash Recovery" (click here).\015\012
\015\012The expensive route would be to send the memory card off to a drive recovery service like DriveSavers (click here). \015\012
\015\012These are just examples of companies. There are many such companies available. I note these because I have used their program or service in the past and are familiar with them. I have no connection to either company other than I have been their customer in the past.\015\012
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Hey. I bought a new camera some days ago with a new Digix 4gb SDHC memory card. I went to Disney World and took normally a lot of pictures. From one moment to another, the camera gives me the message "Memory card error" and won't let me take nor view pictures. I tried removing the memory card and everything. I checked and It isn't locked or something. Also, I tried using a memory card reader on my laptop, and it says I have to format to read the card. I REALLY don't want to lose the pictures.
Take the card to a Walmart and insert it into one of their picture kiosk machines. You can print the pictures or even make a CD of them. ... Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS IXUS 105 Digital Camera
Hey. I bought a new camera some days ago with a new Digix 4gb SDHC memory card. I went to Disney World and took normally a lot of pictures. From one moment to another, the camera gives me the message "Memory card error" and won't let me take nor view pictures. I tried removing the memory card and everything. I checked and It isn't locked or something. Also, I tried using a memory card reader on my laptop, and it says I have to format to read the card. I REALLY don't want to lose the pic
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