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Computer can't see images but they look fine on the camera.

I formatted my SD card before using it on my (very cheap) Orite camera. I can see the images fine on the camera but when I came to download the images using a card reader, I got the message "the disc you inserted was not readable by this computer" - it's a mac. On the PC it can read the card but all the files are gobbledygook (all squares and symbols).

Will I be able to use a disc recovery program to download the images?

Cheers for any help


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  • enginemonkey May 27, 2008

    Thanks for the suggestion Roy, but I've tried connecting direct from the camera to 2 different computers and put the memory card in different card readers and on both Mac and PC. The only thing which can read the files is the camera itself.

    I'm hoping there is some sort of file recovery program which someone can recommend.


  • enginemonkey May 27, 2008

    Hi Jayzone, Thanks for replying. Yes, I was using the card in a digital photo frame before I used it in the camera. This is the first time I've had this problem, although I haven't used this camera for a while.

    Hmmm, just off to google for reading software for the Orite.




  • enginemonkey May 29, 2008

    Thanks scramblepad, as I mentioned in the opening post: on the PC it can read the card but all the files are gobbledygook (all squares and symbols). Thank anyway :D

  • gitty23 Jan 21, 2009

    When I download pics into my computer, the pics come in little tiny multiple pictures squares .. can anyone help me fix this please !!!

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It appears to me it could be the operating system. You said it is a MAC. Try your friends Window based computer with the card reader and see if you can view the photos then.

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If you formatted the sd card in the camera it changed the way the it basically writes. Only the camera has the software to read the formated card that is why your computers can't. Have you tried using the card before you formatted it? When a camera ask you to format a card it changes the way it writes the program and if you cant get it to read on a computer the camera company wants you to buy the reading software from them.

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May be problem in card reader...
But i'm think than you should try to use another cable (who connect card reader with computer).

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