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Memory card is not working

While trying to turn on the camera to download pictures into my computer, the camera doesn't turn on. So I took out the battery and tried to turn it on again, and still it doesn't work. Then i discovered, when I took out the memory card, the camera instantly works and once the memory card is inserted back in, it doesn't work. I then tried inserting the memory card in other places like the computer and a card reader and yet the computer can't pick up any trace of the memory card. Is there something wrong with the memory card? Is it corrupted? What happens to all of the data in there?

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  • maggiep Aug 06, 2008

    my ex z3 works when no memory card but dies as soon as memory card inserted,it was working fine and and after charged i had this problem

  • pn0920 Aug 15, 2008

    what happens to all the data in the memory card?

  • pn0920 Sep 09, 2008

    can a memory card be fixed?

  • pn0920 Sep 26, 2008

    if another memory card from a different device is inserted into the camera, will the memory card have any effect with its original device?

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Memory cards can be defective. Its not big deal. try to use another memory card.

Posted on Jul 31, 2008

  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Aug 15, 2008

    If memory card hardware got failure, all data in it has lost as well. You know memory card is silicon chip device and can be defective any time.

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