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Cf card I was taking photos and got the following message... "There is a problem with the CF card. Replace the CF card." I can't find a solution. I tried to move the photos to the computer with no luck. Any advice is welcome.

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  • Anonymous May 11, 2008

    when i take a photo the button locks and error comes up on screen

  • MikeBF May 17, 2008

    I have the same problem. I know it's the camera. When I took the card out, I was able to read the card and reformat it with a card reader on my PC. I still get the same error with that card and another I own.




  • avsickle May 18, 2008

    same problem, especially with 2 gb cards. was fine until about 2 months ago -- camera is about a year old.

  • gridvital Jun 20, 2008

    same problem, was working 2 months ago fine.

    Both Cards are ScanDisk 2GB Extreme III

  • rcaughey Aug 03, 2008

    I have the same problem with my 4GB card. My other 4GB works fine in the camera. When I was buying cards the sales assistant told me if any of the binary information on such a big card gets out of wack the whole card starts to malfunction. I was getting corrupted data errors on some of my pictures and when he card was about full it stopped reading it completely.



    It isn´t an option for me to format the card, though I know that might do the trick. I heard of using ScanDisk, but I haven´t gotten that to work yet either. Any suggestions?

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I got annoyed with this happening to cheapo cards which I bought from Klick cameras. They took the card in, got it serviced, and sent it back. I still got problems, however, and decided to cut my losses and bought two new 8gb cards via ebay. They are made by samsung, and come with a very plain label without the name Samsung on them. You can buy one for about £27. I use two, and they have not let me down after hundreds of using. I don't take them out of the camera to read, but use the lead supplied to connect to the computer, as I find that the pins are delicate in the camera, and have found that one snapped off even when I was careful putting it back in. I just reformat each time still in the camera. I still think it is cheap, as I used to pay £3 for a film, and £6 to process when we used film, and now we can re-use the card many times - I took about 1000 shots over the last few days, so that has paid for the cost of the card anyway.

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I took my CF card out to get photos, went to put it back in and the screen read "There is a problem with CF card. Replace the CF card." I didn't think there was a problem with the card. But I replaced...


Your CF pins in the camera are most likely bent/broken. This is a very common problem. Most repair shops will charge $150-$200 to repair this.

Hope this helps.

Wes

Sep 10, 2010 | Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

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How to recover photos from CF Card?


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CF card is widely used by digital camerafor its larger , from about 512MB to 64GB, lower cost as well as fasterspeed, which allows digital camera shoot under special conditions, such asmoving objects. The most popular and trusted brands for CF Cards includingKingston, Ritek Ridata, SanDisk, Transcend, Apacer, Viking, and Lexar.

Reasonsof lost photos
Lost photos in CF cards can be caused bymany reasons: card damage, failure, corrupt, etc. and the following are some typicalphenomena.
1.
Accidently selected "Format" onyour digital camera and erased all the pictures on the CF card.
2.
Keeping take photographs whenthe camera battery is at the end of its life.
3.
When upload images to computer,mistakenly judge the finish of uploading and eject the CF card ahead of time.
4.
Turning off the camera beforethe image is completely written to the CF Card
5.
Receiving an error message like"card not formatted", "card not found" or "no images found"......

How to recover lost photos from CF card?
Before recovery, you should know that yourphotos are not erased actually. It stored on CF card as a file. When you formatthe card or deleted photos from the card, the data on which the images werestored is not deleted. It only allows new pictures to take its place.Therefore, make sure not taking new photographs any more in case that theprevious photos would be overwritten.

Data Recovery program like Card DataRecovery can help you get backpictures from CF Card easily. Download Card Data Recovery and Install it onyour PC. Take out the CF card from digital camera and connect it to your laptopor connect digital camera to PC directly. (If your desktop or laptop has abuilt-in card reader, things will be much easier, if not, you need a cardreader to help you.) Then your CF card appears as a drive letter when you go to"My computer" If you see this, it means Card Data Recovery can access andrecover your pictures. Select "photo" and scan your CF card. The process isquick and all recoverable images will be listed with the same signature. Previewthe photos before recovery and restore what you wanted.

Besides retrieve photos, Card Data Recoveryalso can recover video, music, files, etc. Popular video and audio formats likeMOV, FLV, AVI, WAV, MP3, MP4, MPEG, etc. are available with it.

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Problem with the CF card


Do both of these CF cards still function when you connect them to the computer?
Inspect the CF connector on the camera using a flashlight (torch). It's possible that one or more pins on the connector may have been damaged, somehow. If this is the case, the camera will need to be repaired.
Can you still operate the menus after the error message appears? If so, use the menus to reformat the card (see the manual for instructions).

Aug 08, 2009 | Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera

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Err CF then Err 99 - Canon Rebel XT / Hitachi 4GB Mircodrive


Not all CF cards are created equally, so yes, it could be your batch of cards. To determine if the error is CF related, and not anything else, try the following steps which are used to diagnose err 99's

To isolate the cause of the issue, do the following: -

1. Turn off the camera.
2. Remove the lens, battery, and CF card.
3. Allow the camera to sit without power for approximately 20 minutes.
4. Insert only a fully charged battery, and turn on the camera.
5. Depress the shutter button as you would to take a picture.


Does the “ERR 99′ message appear? If so, the camera may be faulty and requires a service. If it does not, then: -

1. Turn off the camera.
2. Insert the CF card.
3. Turn on the camera.
4. Format the CF card in the camera.
5. Depress the shutter button as you would to take a picture.


Does the “ERR 99′ message appear? If so, then the CF card is faulty. Try a different card. If the message does not appear: -

1. Turn off the camera.
2. Clean the gold contacts on the lens by GENTLY rubbing them with a pencil eraser or soft cloth. Keeping the camera face pointing down, also clean the gold contacts on the camera, being careful that you do not let any debris fall into the camera body.
3. Reattach your lens.
4. Turn on the camera.
5. Depress the shutter button as you would to take a picture.
If the “ERR 99′ message only appears when one particular lens is attached, then that lens should be examined by a service technician.
If you see the “ERR 99′ with a different Canon lens attached, then the camera is faulty and should be serviced.

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Sony Alpha 100 gives error message when attempting to take pic.


Hi! I just had the same problem with my Sony A100, when I tried two different CF cards. I was getting the same error message as reported above: "Unable to use card" then "Format?" then that format fails. Thinking the camera is broken, I checked online camera repair sites and also called Sony directly. Sony's flat rate, and that of PrecisionCamera is $228 to fix CF card failure. Then my daughter said, "the CF card in my room works fine in the camera" - and lo and behold - it does. The CF card that works is brand PQI and is marked Hi-Speed 60 2Gb. The cards that do NOT work are marked SanDisk Ultra II 1.0Gb and SanDisk 128 Mb. So my advice is, before you give up on the camera as broken, try a number of different CF cards first.

The second cause of CF failure is if someone has pushed a CF card in the wrong way. That can bend one or more of the tiny metal contact pins in the CF socket in the camera. Look carefully to see that all the pins are straight up. [I don't know how one can straighten these pins, or if the whole socket would need to be replaced...but at least you can determine the cause of the CF failure.]

Best regards - Michael

Jan 07, 2009 | Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 Digital Camera

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CF Card Err


Sounds like you have bent pins on your CF reader. Open the door, take out the card and look inside. Is there damage to the pins?

You maybe able to fix it with pincers and a needle just align the pin or pins that are out of place, i did this and it worked for me and now my camera is working fine. and for free.

Good luck

Mattias

Oct 29, 2008 | Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

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Error 99


1. Turn off the camera.
2. Remove the lens, battery, and CF card.
3. Allow the camera to sit without power for approximately 20 minutes.
4. Insert a fully charged battery, and turn on the camera.
5. Depress the shutter button as you would to take a picture.
Does the “ERR 99′ message appear? If it does, then the camera should be
serviced. If it does not, then please proceed to the next set of steps:
1. Turn off the camera.
2. Insert the CF card.
3. Turn on the camera.
4. Format the CF card in the camera.
5. Depress the shutter button as you would to take a picture.
Does the “ERR 99′ message appear? If so, then the CF card is the most
likely source of the issue. Try using a different card.
If the message does not appear, please complete the following steps:
1. Turn off the camera.
2. Clean the lens contacts by gently rubbing them with a pencil eraser
or soft cloth. Be careful that you do not let any debris fall into the
camera body.
3. Reattach your lens.
4. Turn on the camera.
5. Depress the shutter button as you would to take a picture.
If the “ERR 99′ message only appears when one particular lens is
attached, then that lens should be examined by a service technician.
If you see the “ERR 99′ with a different Canon lens attached, then the
camera should be serviced.

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I'm having 3 different problems with my Canon Rebel XT


According to Canon, Error code 02 means that "There is a problem with the CF card. Try any of the following: Remove and re-insert the CF card. Format the CF card, use a different CF card."

Are both CF cards the same brand? Sometimes some brands have conflicts with the camera, you might try using two different brands.

It may not be the card, did you try on the third attempt to remove the battery and put it back in? There may be a problem with the contact points where the CF card plugs into the camera, or in the transfer system itself.

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Scandisk curropt


You'll need a CF reader/adaptor for your computer, and software such as this

http://www.softwarepatch.com/software/smartrecovery.html

 

Just type "recover CF card data" and you'll find a host of downloads.

Oct 18, 2007 | Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

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CF Error


I had the same symptoms. I took it to an authorized Canon repair shop. For $150, they resoldered connections on my 'power supply board'.  No idea why the solder gave out. It's working great now.

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