CF Card problem

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  1. Sarah23

    Sarah23 TPF Noob!

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    I took some pics of my friends 11month old yesterday...and somehow between taking them and hooking the card up to my computer to take them off, something happened. When I clicked on the car on the computer, is said that it wasnt reformatted and asked if I wanted to reformat. Of course I said no! It wouldnt open though. I put the card back in the camera, and it said no images. I tried using the cable and just hook up the camera itself (just incase) and it still was just asking to format the card.

    Is my card shot? I ended up formating it, and now it seems fine. I took some shots this morning to test and I transfered them to my computer with no problem.

    Its a Transcend 4gig.
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It's been my experience that sometimes these things just happen...a card won't read or something like that. It may be a card problems, a computer problem or a problem with the files on the card etc.

    It if continues to happen, I'd just get a new card, they aren't too expensive.
     
  3. TCimages

    TCimages TPF Noob!

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    Even though you reformated, you can probably recover some of those images with a free tool. Google "Image recovery tool". Unfortunately, you took a few other shots, which probably have overwritten some of them.

    good luck
     
  4. EOS_JD

    EOS_JD TPF Noob!

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    I use Badcopypro to recover image files. Works every time..... unless it's a card/disk problem.
     
  5. JerryPH

    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    If you did not insert the CF card carefully, it is very easy to bend the pins on the reader or camera... Take a look and check before you assume its a bad card or reader.
     
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    If it turns out to be a card problem, check their website. Many of Transcend CF cards are warranted for life.
     

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