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Writing or reading error

My camera keeps saying: "writing error" when i take a picture or "reading error" when i try to access my pictures on the camera! what is the problem? and how can i fix it?

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Re: writing or reading error

I too get the the same message. I purchased new computer that has Vista.


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Posted on Oct 15, 2007

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I gotmy new finepix camera in December. it works fine but sometimes when I am looking back at pictures I have taken it say read error and cant see the picture. what is the reason for this and can I fix it?

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pls update ur firmware from here it would likely resolve problem

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There is something alled the CIS header on Smartmedia cards. If that is missing or damaged, any compliant Smartmedia device will not let you use the card. Many card readers are not Compliant and thus ignore the CIS block.

It is advisable to not try and "recycle" cards with a damaged CIS block by using them in a non complying card reader because of one of the reasons why the CIS block is there is to ensure something called the bad block table is present on the card as well. The bad block table maps the locations of bad memory cells and prevents writing to them so the card will apear 100% good. All cards have some bad cells from the factory even. Most likely the bad block table will be missing as well and your non complant card reader will end up writing over bad memory cells which will cause future read errors and data loss.

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