Dead memory card on camera?

longers

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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.
 

domtyler

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

domtyler

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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
 
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longers

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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.
 
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