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Dead memory card on camera?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by longers, 11 Nov 2007.

  1. longers

    longers Veteran

    I took some photo's with my camera yesterday and today. When I came to import them to my computer it packed up half way and now constantly reports a fault with the card when it's in my camera. When loaded in the camera it will only give me an option to format (been done) or turn off the camera :blush:.

    It's an Olympus xd 512MB card and is still quite new. Is it dead? Or is there something I can do to resurrect it?

    I've been out again today and used a different card with no problems.
  2. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    What happens if you put it into a card reader connected to your PC?
  3. longers

    longers Veteran

    I don't have one, I just connect camera to computer with a cable.
  4. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    In that case I would suggest you purchase yourself a card reader and attempt to extract the data from it before reformatting. You WILL be able to get the data off. It just depends on how much you want it, i.e. it can get expensive to send it off to a forensic lab but they will definitely succeed if nothing else does. Before you get to that stage,
    1) Get a card reader
    2) Purchase a data recovery program
    3) Send card off
  5. longers

    longers Veteran

    Right, thanks Dom. I have already formatted the card and lost the photo's (just dog pics anyway) but I was wondering more about being able to use the card again as I don't fancy binning it.
  6. best way is to try it.

    have you got a good memory card to try as well?