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Memory card Just returned from holiday with few hundred memories trapped in my a530. when i turn camera on in picture mode it says memory full and i cant take another pic. however if i change to play mode it says 'no image'.if i link to computer it says there are no pcs to download. have i lost all my pics or are they retreivable. Camera has been great till now and worked at aiport before we boarded return flight

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First do not panic! It is possible to recover your pictures if you take care. Take the card from the camera (powered off) and if it has a "write protect" tab then lock it now. Do not try and write anything to the card or you risk causing more problems.

If you are comfortable with using a PC then you can download a FREE utility that will recover your photos from the following link:

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec

If you need something a little more "user friendly" then you will need to buy the software. If you search the web for photo recovery software you will find many.
One I have used successfully is RescuePro that used to be bundled with some Sandisk products. Now you can get it from the link below:

http://www.lc-tech.com/software/prwindetail.html.

You can try the demo to see what you can recover before buying.

Remember - Do NOT try & write anything back to the card until you can recover your pictures to your PC safely!

Please update the question & let us know if the information given was useful to you - Good Luck!

Posted on Jul 09, 2008

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