I am unable to get my camera to read the compact flash memory card in my canon a75 digital camera. It was working fine yesterday. I was getting an error message stating "card read error" or "no memory card". Now I am just getting the message "no memory card" even though it is in the camera. I don't see anything wrong with memory card & it was bought about 3 months ago. I wondering if something is not connecting right between the camera & the memory card. I need help getting my camera to work so I can take pictures while I am on vacation right now.
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Re: memory card not reading in canon a75
So as not to spoil your vacation, go buy yourself a new compact flash card locally. They should sell them anywhere electronics are sold, including WalMart, etc. See if you can get this new card to work in your camera. If so, then you can work on trying to get your current CF to work, by trying to format it in the camera.
If you can't get a new CF to work in the camera, then you likely damaged either the pins in the CF socket in the camera, or some switch that is pushed when the card is inserted (to tell the camera there is a card in it). It is unlikely you will be able to have this fixed during your vacation, unfortunately.
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Take a look inside your camera's CF card slot. I suspect that you may have a bent pin in there. If so, don't fret. Although professional repair would be more costly than the value of the camera, there is a very good chance that you can repair this yourself. Please see this link.
Sounds like you bought a new compact flash card. They are making two different types of memory cards. One is the new SDHC which transfer 32 frames per second. The first set was only doing 16 frames per seconds. I beat that you have a new memory and your camera is not design to read the new memory
It can be done, but it's not easy and requires patience and a good invetory of parts and screws. Replacement card reader can be salvaged from a broken ebay camera (A75 and A85 readers are interchangeable). Here's a disassembly of a very similar A70:
Highly recommend that you consider using a card reader to download you pictures. You insert the camera's memory card into the reader, and then insert the reader into a USB port on your computer. The card then shows up as a hard drive so that you can simply copy/paste or drag your picture files onto your computer. Card readers are much more faster in downloading pics, do not require the use of your camera's batteries, and provide much more reliable downloading of the pictures (fewer errors). They're also VERY inexpensive these days. Here are some examples of CF card readers from Amazon:
You will also need to use a card reader with this software. Finally AFTER you've recovered your photos, recommend formatting the card IN YOUR CAMERA to prevent this from happening again. Note that formatting will totally erase your card. Turn on the camera, press the menu button, select the tools menu. Go down to the selection that states your CF card's memory capacity and select it. Then follow the formatting prompts.
The memory card that has failed- do you have access to a card reader for the computer?
If not we will try to use the camera.
Download from www.konvar .com - PC Inspector.
This is a recovery program install it and follow the prompts to locate the card in reader or camera will show on the computer a new drive.
Then allow the camera to scan the card and you to select where any recovered images to go.