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Card error and fujifilm s3100 digital camera

Hello, i am having trouble with my new memory card. i would greatly appreciate some advice. tonight after taking pictures i tried to download the pics onto the computer. for some reason the pics wouldn't transfer from the card to the computer. i took the card out and re inserted the card into my camera which had been working fine. now a message saying card error is displayed and i can't do anything with the camera... i am using a fairly new fujifilm xd picture card with 256mb which has worked fine up to this point. the same thing happened with a previous card which i had for a long time and just recently replaced with this new card. i tried to clean the card with a soft cloth. i also checked the inside of the insert area and everything seems ok. is there any way to salvage the pictures that were on this card? is there anything that i can do to rectify this situation other then throwing this camera and card in the trash...:-) thank you for your time and help!

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Re: card error and fujifilm s3100 digital camera

If this is the second card to fault this does suggest a camera write/read problem. Contact Fuji tech support with this, there may be an on going issue. Also if the camera is young a 'swap out service may be possible if it out of warranty. If it is a nono dont trash it some on on this list is looking for Fuji Parts

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