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Problem with SD card reading

I have a nikon coolpix s7 and I have been using a 1GB SD card with it. In a couple of ocassions, I have used the SD card to view pictures in a lap top and had not problem with either the camera or computer reading it.

However, when we took the card to print the pictures and download them on a CD the same coputer that previously read it all of a sudden it would not do it any more. Also, once the card is entered in the camera, it would display 'This card cannot be read'.

I really do not want to lose the pictures. I could care less fore the camera or the card. Any suggestions?



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Re: problem with SD card reading

Sandisk and others have software for rescuing images from their cards. They work quite well.

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