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Memory card says it needs to be formatted but i have pics on it and I need them..please help I will be waiting!

Ok i have a Nikon coolpix s210 digital camera. Today i took out the memory card and tried to upload the pics onto my laptop like i usually do..but it wasnt reading the card (it has done this many times, i put it in and the computer beeps to let me know something was attached but nothing pops up and when i go to my computer to open the 'removable' disc folder or whatever its called there is no option for that, it usually takes me numerous times to put in and take out the sd card before the computer actually reads it and lets me open it) so i tried it a few times and it still wasnt working..i took out the sd card and i slid the little gray swith on the card up and down and put it back in and it says the card is not formatted and it needs to be formatted..i put it into the camera and it says the same thing. PLEASE HELP i cannot lose all the pictures on my sd card...how can i possibly get them on my computer before i format the sd card? it wont even let me look at the pics or anything..i tried to upload the pics through the usb cord from my camera but it says there are no pictures or files..please please please help me i will be sitting here waiting for a response, and i will greatly appreciate it..thank you!!!!

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  • Anonymous May 24, 2008

    mine is saying the same although i have had it in the pc before with no hassles?

  • Anonymous May 26, 2008

    Mine is doing the same thing too! I have a Nikon Coolpix LX, am travelling in SE Asia with my family, and have my daughter's graduation photos on the disc. It was working just fine, until 2 days ago. I'm using an OPTEX card reader, don't have a camera cable with me. I have 2 cards with me, a 1gig and 2gig, and I'm getting the same message on both. Interestingly, I can still take pix and view them on camera. I just can't download onto my laptop. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  • Anonymous Jul 24, 2008

    Ok i have a Nikon coolpix s210 digital camera. Today i took out the memory card and tried to upload the pics onto my laptop like i usually do..but it wasnt reading the card (it has done this many times, i put it in and the computer beeps to let me know something was attached but nothing pops up and when i go to my computer to open the 'removable' disc folder or whatever its called there is no option for that, it usually takes me numerous times to put in and take out the sd card before the computer actually reads it and lets me open it) so i tried it a few times and it still wasnt working..i took out the sd card and i slid the little gray swith on the card up and down and put it back in and it says the card is not formatted and it needs to be formatted..i put it into the camera and it says the same thing. PLEASE HELP i cannot lose all the pictures on my sd card...how can i possibly get them on my computer before i format the sd card? it wont even let me look at the pics or anything..i tried to upload the pics through the usb cord from my camera but it says there are no pictures or files..please please please help me i will be sitting here waiting for a response, and i will greatly appreciate it..thank you!!!!

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I had the same problem with my 4Gb card that has 750 photos on it. I tried doing different things, however, it did not work. At last I took the card out and blew on its chips, gave it a good shake and put it back. Then, the miracle happened. It could read all my photos. I guess there was some dust that had accumulated on the chips at the back of the card. Hope it can help you, too.

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Dont worry, you can try to recover the files from memory card which says needs to format, take a look at this guide that helped me before
Recover data from asks to formatted memory card
hope this helps.

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My SD card was doing the same thing. I t took awhile but i figured out how to solve the formatting issue. I had used my card in two different cameras a canon 790is and a cheap kodak that my daughter had. the problem was the pics that were takin on the kodac would show up as unidentified pics when i placed the card into the canon. Luckily it was only two pics. I deleted the two pics. took the card out plugged it into my laptop and boom it worked. I was able to download the remaining 125 pics without any format error. Hope this helped out.

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It happened to me too!! It happened to my cell phone memory card, I need help, I don't want to format it , so what should i do????

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Go eat a bag of dicks ugly

Posted on Dec 25, 2011

I have the same problem too

Posted on Aug 23, 2008

I had the same problems too! Now i just do rough sketches instead of taking pics that way i dont have to worry about it anymore. Good luck!

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