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Saving to PC

When I try to save pictures from my memory card to my pc I am getting an error reading. It is saying that 'the memory cannot be "read"'. Do you know what is causing this? Do I have my camera on some strange setting by accident? Thanks for any help you can offer!

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I would take them to a computer and copy them to it, and see if you can read them there. It may be that there's some bad sectors on the removable media (memory card), or the camera itself is having some issues reading it. Either way, if they are recoverable, your best bet is to move them to something that is more stable, and as soon as possible.

Once they are on the computer, try to open them in whatever software can do so. If they're a RAW camera format, you'll need a special codec (driver-sort of thing) or software to read them. If you're saving them as JPEG/JPG or another common file type, your computer should be able to open them natively.

If they are still unable to be opened (and give you errors) then either the memory card is bad, or something is wrong with the way the camera is saving the files. In either case, I would replace that memory card as soon as possible.

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Please don't try anything again, with the camera, before you have read this and you have all your pictures on the computer. Even when you have deleted all pictures there is a chance you can retrieve them. But saving one other picture can lower this chance. Formatting the card could narrow the chance to almost zero.
Remove the memory card from the camera and place it in a card reader.
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Your camera is only supporting: SD/MMC up to 1 Gigabyte

The card that you currently have might be high speed. All should be sorted if you change the SD card to the supported MMC SD card up to 1G. There is a lever on the SD card this one might need to be changed.

The card that you currently have might be faulty. Please try another card.
You might also need to switch the camera over to saving pictures directly onto the SD card.1: Menu, Cam settings, Chose AUTO or SD card option Press OK

Note: If the SD card isn't in the camera or is unreadable the camera will automatically go back to saving you taken pictures on the internal memory.

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From HP's website:
Check this document:

Error saving image or Error saving video. The optional memory card that is installed was removed before the camera finished writing to the card or was half-locked.
  • Always wait until the Memory light stops blinking before removing the memory card from the camera.
  • With the camera turned off, remove the memory card and check to see if the locking tab on the edge of the card is fully in the unlocked position.

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You might just have to reformat your memory card.


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