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XD CARD Terminal

I have an FE-290 Digital Camera. The xD picture card was removed from the camera to upload some very important pictures to a laptop. Somehow, we were unable to do so. We inserted the xD picture card back into the camera and it displayed this message:

Clean the terminal of the xD card with the dry cloth.

xD CARD CLEAN
FORMAT

I've tried repeatedly to clean both the inside of the terminal and the contacts on the picture card. Yet it still displays this message whenever the camera is turned on. It won't let me do anything else...and when I try to upload the pictures with the USB cable, my MAC doesn't detect any hardware. I can't just format the xD picture card either because we NEED these pictures. What should I do?

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  • atownsgirl Feb 27, 2009

    my problem is exactly the same.....if you figure out how to fix it please tell me and i will do the same
    thanks, teresa


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Hi i have the same problem at the moment
i was wondering if anyone has found a solution yet to fix it without losing the photos. your help would be greatly appreciated, thanks

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