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Olympus xd powercard cannot read

Xd powercard error

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  • Christie58 Apr 07, 2008

    2nd XD cards in 2 weeks; both less than a month old. 1st card I cannot retrieve the photos even though the volume shows there is something on the card. Used PC inspector with no results. 2nd card just decided not to work yesterday ....

  • Rolyan May 29, 2008

    I'm having a similar problem. My xd card has been working great for 7 months or so and then all of the sudden it keeps telling me the card is full but when I go in to view them, there are only 11 pictures shown and I can't delete any. I tried putting them on my computer but it wouldn't delete them and it only showed the 11. What do I do??

  • becca27 Nov 09, 2008

    same prob christening photos :(

  • joannerbeck Nov 30, 2008

    says card is full when it is not

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Hi Christie,
Are you using genuine Olympus cards?.
The Chinese Ripoffs are often 256K reprogrammed to appear to your camera and computer as 1 or 2Mb.
And the chips are mostly rejects. if you compare the two you can usually see that the counterfeits silkscreen printing, is off color or misaligned. The batteries are garbage also..

One thing you might want to try is to buy a bottle of isopropal alcohol ( do not use rubbing, as it contains lanolin) costs you about $.99 Using a Que tip, lightly clean the gold contacts on the Xd cards. Wiping parallel with the contacts.

If you need to replace the card, go to the Olympus website accessories page for your camera.
They have reconditioned 2Mb type M cards for only $20.00
and they are warranted.
Don't bother with the Xd M+ as they are only fractionally faster for video applications. I hope I was of some help.
Best regards, Paul

Posted on Jun 12, 2008

  • Paul Hering
    Paul Hering Jun 12, 2008

    Hi again Christie and roylan,
    I forgot to mention, Did you format (erase ) the cards?
    When all else fails.....
    Olympusamerica.com is the link, or if you prefer to talk to some really great people...
    Consumer Division Tech Dept. 800-622-6378
    8 PM to 10 PM EST Mon --Fri
    Regards, Paul

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