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Smart media card

I bought a RCA RP5007 second hand. I bought a 8MB and a 16MB SmartMedia Card. When I put the 8MB in, the display flashing "Init" and nothing else happens. When I put the 16MB one, nothing happens at all. What can be the problem?

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These recorders can only read the 4MB and 8MB cards. Good luck finding those smaller cards.

Posted on Mar 22, 2008

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    Justin Williams Mar 31, 2009

    I had 2 of these units. Sadly they only support 4MB and 8MB cards. Trouble is that even though you can find those cards for fairly cheap, used of course, they no longer make that format and the smaller cards are almost impossible to locate.

    Save some time and sanity and go buy a new recorder for $30 as have hours of storage and a UDb connection to boot.



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