Thanks for your reply. However, I know that the problem is with the memory card. I am not interested in getting a new card - I have lost several important photos that I want to recover from the defective memory card. Having done an internet search, there are some software packages available that claim they can restore lost data from memory cards. I would appreciate any further info you may have. Thanks again.
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make sure that the card is not locked, there might be a little tab on the side of it that slides up and down.
If doesn't work, it probably needs to be reformatted once you get all your pictures off of it.
(you will lose everything)
When reformatting it, make sure that you use the FAT or FAT32 setting.
In the camera menu, you will find an entry for "copy" which gives you the option to copy the internal memory to a memory card. Once that is done, remove your card, go back into the menu and find "format"...follow the on-screen instructions to erase the internal memory and promise yourself to never use it again. After that, your memory card should work properly in the camera.
tool and run it on you card and it should be able to recover all
pictures provided that you have not used the card since formatting. I
recommend using a card reader for this.
After downloading and
running (no installation required) , simply select deep scan and your
memory card and it will start scanning, To recover a found file , right
click it and select save.
Please note that the file names will
probably not be available and also that some of the properties of the
photo like date taken could be lost.
Remove the memory card from the camera so that you will be able to access the internal memory. Follow THESE steps to transfer the photos from your internal memory to your computer. These steps should be followed without the memory card in the camera.
Please let me know when you
have recovered your pictures safely or contact me if you need further
I'm not sure about your particular instance, but this can happen if you change up cameras or use a card reader.
As for being unable read the memory card, sometimes the card can be switched off by accident. Turn off the camera and remove the card. Look at the side of the card and there will be a little switch. One end says locked (or shows a little picture of a locked lock) and the other end says unlocked (or, shows a little picture of an unlocked lock). Just move the switch to unlocked.
Try that, and let me know with a comment if that doesn't work, othewise, thanks for coming to FixYa!
problem is in memory card...i think. try with cleaning memory card contacts. use pure alcohol and small piece of cotton to clean dust or other dirt. if this not help, try some card reader to transfer images from camera to PC. try also with some other camera. it's possible memory card is damaged and you can't do nothing. try reinstall nikon software on your PC.
If you can't access the memory card even with a card reader...your camera is working fine...the problem is ith your memory card (internal problem)...if your warranty is not finished sony will replace that to a new one
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Once you took pictures without a memory card, all pictures taken will automatically be saved on the INTERNAL MEMORY of the camera.
When taking pictures with a memory card, all pictures are just saved on the memory card itself.
If you are seeing 100-757 on the LCD screen. It means that there are already 757 pictures taken from the first time you've used the camera.
It is possible that some of the pictures are in the internal memory and some are in the memory card.
STEPS to DOUBLE CHECK:
1) Remove memory card out of the camera - Turn on camera - View pictures on the internal memory by just pressing on the PLAY mode button
(lowest of the 3 little buttons) - Pictures seen are just the ones saved on the internal memory
2) Return memory card back in the camera - Turn on camera - View pictures on the internal memory by just pressing on the PLAY mode button (
lowest of the 3 little buttons) - Pictures seen are just the ones saved on the memory card itself
*** If you want to transfer pictures on the internal memory of the camera to your MEMORY CARD, you just have to follow the steps below:
- Make sure there is a memory card inside the camera - Turn on camera - Press on PLAY mode button to view pictures - Press MENU/OK button - Keep scrolling to the right until you see COPY TO CARD - Select YES using the arrow keys - Press MENU/OK to confirm * When you've done these steps, all pictures from the INTERNAL MEMORY of the camera will be copied to your MEMORY CARD but it depends on the space left on your memory card
** If still, you could not view the pictures, it's possible that the pictures are really gone when you have transferred the previous pictures to your computer.
** Once you have transferred pictures to your PC, and you have deleted those on your camera, the FILE NAME of the pictures will not start from 100-001 again unless you have reset the file name on the settings of your camera.
In example, i already have 256 pictures on my camera so the filename reads 100-256 for the last picture taken. And then i decided to transfer those 256 pictures to my PC and i deleted those immediately after being transferred. So, as i took another picture, FILENAME will start with 100-257 if i have not reset the FILE NAME settings to 100-001.