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My camera is not reading the memory card. I cannot take pictures, nor can I preview the ones that I took. However it will read the other memory card just fine... Can I retrieve the photos taken and if so how?

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The memory card that has failed- do you have access to a card reader for the computer? If not we will try to use the camera. Download from www.konvar .com - PC Inspector. This is a recovery program install it and follow the prompts to locate the card in reader or camera will show on the computer a new drive. Then allow the camera to scan the card and you to select where any recovered images to go.

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