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Problems with the Compact Flash card

I removed the CF card after having taken many pictures. Then I reinserted the card and had some problems. Now the camera is saying that the card is bad, replace it. I did so and get the same error. This is a new camera and the first time I have used it. I am sick thinking something is seriously wrong with the camera. Can anyone help?

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  • chisox Jan 04, 2008

    Wow. I have the same problem. I took about 80 pics and downloaded to my computer. Then I put the card back in my xti and it tells me the cf card is bad and try another one.

  • cobra56889 Jan 06, 2008

    same as the others but if I try to format the card in the camera it gives me a err code 99.

  • happyfeet2 Jan 07, 2008

    I used two different brands; namely, a transcend and a SanDisk. . I think it is a bad design with the camera not the card.It must have very fragile pins, so that any wiggling or whatever when inserting the card into the camera, can result in a problem. If I had paid more attention to the concept and design of the compact flash cards, in that it uses "pins" to make contact, I would have opted for another brand of camera.

    I believe that we will all have problems getting anywhere with this...probably we are going to have to have the camera repaired. $$$$

  • happyfeet2 Jan 07, 2008

    I thought of that and did check the pins once. I will check again. How could the pins bend so easily? You can't force the card in and it only fits in one direction. Again, this is scary if bending a pin can happen so easily.

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With some flavors of windows, you may notice this error. Solution is to format the card while in the card reader using windows. Then insert the card in the Camera and format again. It should work.

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You have a bent pin. look inside and see.

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Maybe it is from a bad batch...could you tell us the brand like Sandisk,Lexar.PNY etc?

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  • umchaisee Jan 07, 2008

    I have the sandisk ultra II right now and last night i inserted the card taking care not to push it in at all.All i did was slide in the card and no additional force added and closed the door.Switched on and saw the card read by camera.I think it is a very sensitive pin to hole assembly,yikes and thanks for the warning!

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