D300 Problem

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  1. dl4449

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    I am on my 2nd D300, the first one had the on off switch bad died 1/2 hr after I got it home.
    Now the 2nd one was working fine till today uploaded some pictures to the computer and when i put the card back in took a couple of pictures and got the message bad card. I can see 1 picture with the exif data on it but when i try to advance to the next one i get the bad card message again ????
    Hope this makes sense
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    reformat the card a few times?
     
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    Did that 3 times and tried 3 different cards 1 Kingston 8 gig and 2 Sandisk 4 gig
    Thanks Troy
     
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    Are you reformatting in camera?

    Sandisk has recovery software, a CD may have come with your card, if not, download from their website and run it.
     
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    Yes i am reformating in the camera. and i have the recovery software. But i don't think that is the issue But i will try that
    Thanks kundalini
     
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    Just another thought......

    Do you use a card reader or do you tether the camera via USB to upload to your computer? I've never used the USB cable myself and have always used a card reader.

    If you tether, your camera battery has plenty of charge, yes?

    Just for giggles, remove the battery and leave it out overnight or until you're ready to use the camera again.
     
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    I am using a card reader Stopped using USB cable per the advice on this forum.
    I will try the battery thing. Also i did a 2 button reset on the camera
    Thanks
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    The 2 button reset won't do much more than reset some settings like AF-A/S/C, shutter, aperture, iso, etc to their defaults.

    Hmm. If the error comes up with all of your cards, then your D300 much have an issue, not the cards. Do the cards read on your computer?
     
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    Send it back and buy a Canon:lmao:
     
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    It sounds like you're very unlucky because it seems that you may have another D300 problem.
     
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    Man that sucks. Two problems in a row with the same(same model) camera. It's a good camera too, too bad you're stuck with the lemons.
     
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    Removing the battery overnight may not do much. There is a lithium battery inside the camera that has an approximate 30 day change that is there to preserve settings and what not in the case you pack the camera away for a longer period of time... and of course, also to preserve date time and time zone info every time you exchange batteries.

    Do you have another CF card that you could try? Does it do the same on that card? Are you purchasing used D300s from perhaps an unreputable source?

    I find it very hard to swallow that this could happen twice. D300's are traditionally rock solid.
     

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