My 2-yr old C-740 began to try to reformat my 128mb olumpus xD card the other day. When I tried to continue the process, it came up with a "busy" alarm sign and then shut off the camera. This happened multiple times. I figured the card needed to be replaced (having dropped it a few minutes before, and knowing that it was as old as the camera) , and bought a new olympus 256mb HxD. It worked fine last night, but then this morning it began to do the same thing... trying to format and then refusing to finish. Now my computer won't even recognize the device.
Any ideas as to what the problem may be?
I think there are two possibilities, one may be your camera is defective or may be your memory card has a problem. so try onething
format your card in your pc and then check it out with your camera if problem still remain it is possible that the camera has a problem.
If so, go to olympus shop.
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Your camera supports up to 256mg cards. The Olympus C-740 only supports the xd memory format and very few cameras from other vendors use xd, so the price is higher for the memory you need.
You can replace the card at Amazon.com by clicking here.
The problem is that the largest xD card that your camera can support is an M or H 512mb card. The 1gb or 2gb cards are not compatible. The firmware in the camera cannot support memory storage with that capacity. The camera came out before those cards did and there no plans to upgrade the camera to allow those types of cards to be supported.
As far as the 128mb card is concerned if it gets a card error message try cleaning off the gold contacts on the back of the card and reinserting it to the camera. If it still gives an error it may be a problem with the internal card reader in the camera.
Deleting or formatting won't make the data in xd card erased permanently.
Those deleted data is still stored on the xd card, it's just invisible or inaccessible. Only the FAT or NFTS table is erased (the information about where those data were saved), but the real data are still intact there in sectors of xd card .
So as long as those data are not overwritten by new data, it's highly possible to recover them. And the MOST Effective way is to rely on some format recovery programs.
Try asoftech data recovery program, which can recover data after deeply scanning your xd card drive to look for lost data you accidentally deleted or formatted.
A card access error may indicate that an xD-Picture Card memory card is in a write-protected condition. xD-Picture Card memory cards have a special protection feature to ensure that your pictures are kept safe.
During this condition, you can still use the printer for printing and saving photos from the xD-Picture Card to a secure location, such as the computer hard drive.
To resolve this error, try the following:
Reinsert the xD-Picture Card memory card into your camera and turn on the camera. In most cases, the camera automatically makes the necessary changes.
Reformat the xD-Picture Card memory card. See the documentation that came with your camera for instructions on reformatting the memory card. Note that this process erases the pictures currently saved to your memory card. To save these pictures, transfer them to the computer before reformatting the memory card. Once you reformat the memory card, transfer those photos back to the memory card using the computer.
your camera should be the one formatting the card, never format in pc, it will only probably catches a virus and will make your head turns operating your camera. there are cards that works in pc but headache in dgicam.