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Problems retreaving pictures from my old cd mavica disks

I no longer own the Sony Mavica MVC-CD400 Digital camera but I have 5 or 6 CD’s that have baby pictures on them and can't seem to get my laptop to recognize them. Is there a driver out there that would FixMe, or am I just wasting my time? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.. : )

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Re: Problems retreaving pictures from my old cd mavica...

If your mini-CD is damage it is a very difficult problem. You can also try using cd image cloning softwares... ^_^

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My sony mavica won't load on win 7 mvc-cd400

MVC-CD400 is too old for Windows 7 operating system. This camera works only with Windows XP and Vista.
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I think you have to Finalize the disc before you put it into your computer. After you save all the pictures to your computer, if it's a CD-RW, you can format it -which will erase all pictures on the disc. Then you can use it over and over again. If you haven't already bought a bunch of cheep CD-R discs, I recommend getting a package of 3 or 4 CD-RW discs instead. They are more expensive but they last longer and you can be way more organized with them. I hope this helps.

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NO! Connect the USB cable and transfer your images. That way you can fill your disk before finalizing. BTW: Does not this camera have an "Unfinalize" option?

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you used to much room on your cd rom nothing you can do but use a new cd.

Dec 23, 2007 | Sony Mavica MVC-CD400 Digital Camera

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Actually this could be a defective CCD imager. If so, Sony should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check the following link for more info:
Applicable cameras include:
Cyber-shot DSC-F717, F88, P10, M1, P12, P2, P31, P32, P51, P52, P7, P71, P72, P8, P92, T1, T11, T3, T33, U10, U20, U30, U40, U50, U60, V1

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Sep 05, 2007 | Sony Mavica MVC-CD400 Digital Camera

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Hello anuhera, This is a very common problem with the cd400 camera, I have learned the hard way that Sony's recommendation to use their [expensive] media was more than just self interest. There are a lot of quality issues with CD media. As my camera has aged it is more and more intolerant of off-brand media. This is true even though I have not shot more than a 1000 images with the camera. While I can plan on getting the c:13:01 error with unbranded disks, I can still use the Sony disks without much if any problem. To get your pictures back, go to and download their recovery software, worked great for me. Let me know if you need any additional info. Best regards, nightdiver

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To review the picture just taken - seconds; to retrieve from the disk you have to finalize the disk which takes about a minute for a full disk, seconds for a partially filled disk. Then you just put it in your CD-drive and you can view them immediately. If you have Roxio with a CD-RW you may not have to finalize the disk first, and you always have the option to transfer pictures via the USB cable (same as with other digicams).

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Bob: the Mac will never show what is on the disk.....and you don't hgave to finalize either. Do you have Image Capture on your units? If so, all you need to do is connect the camera via USB cable to the computer. The program will come on automatically (the camera has to be on), you can choose to download some or all of the pictures to a folder of your choice. HTH

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