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Image writing problems

I use 3 SD cards from various companies. In a recent trip to Alaska, The first SD card (2GB) developed "black pictures". 3 in a row after a hundred pictures. These could not be removed from the card and I couldn't take any more pictures. When I reformatted the card I couldn't take any more pictures. Then the second card had the same three black photos in positions 1,2,3. But this card I could fill. (512mb) My last card (2gb)I had used earlier but it still had 300 shots available. I continued to use the available shots which registered, and the camera counted down I could see them in review. But now they don't exist anymore. and I can't retrieve them. So is it a virus, faulty cards or is my camera tired, and do i need to buy a new one :)

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  • Aververka Oct 19, 2007

    So I have worked out that the problem lies in the SD card. It is something like a 128mb card reprogrammed so that the camera or computer reads it as a 2GB. Technology is a wonderful thing in copied products. What this also does is confuse my camera and has now damaged the recording capabilities of my camera. So to other photographers please learn from my costly mistake. Fake SD cards can corrupt and break your precious camera. Unfortunately many people sell them on Ebay, Make alot of money off you and then it doesn't work and your camera breaks down! What a deal! Thanks for trying Jack boy!



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Fisrt thing to do is to get your pictures back. Get on line and surf the web to Download PC Inspector. Install the program. How do you read your cards to computer through a card reader or through camera.? Which ever way set up the card to be read Direct PC inspector to it and follow the prompts. When all is doe put each card in the camera and reformat. Then run some tests and come back

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  • john ash
    john ash Oct 19, 2007

    Fake cards Huh- something to warned about.
    But we know that  really surely  .
    Buy stuff  from a guy in a street market
    or a Bar
    or on E-bay
    for a 'Good' price
    and it has to be dud



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