I used a non-Mavica re-writable disk. Everything was ok until I was about to format the disk for another writing session.
I usually erase the disks in my computer first and then format them with the camera. It worked well until now.
Only this time when I tried to format, the battery didn't last until the end of the process so when I turned it on again and tried, I got a disk error (C:13:01 again). Do I have any chance of reviving my cd or do I have to buy a new one?
(Doesn't sound like a big deal, I know, but I have to order it via internet so I'd like to save time...)
I used Nero Burning Rom 6 to erase the cd.
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Re: Format error C:13:01
1.cleaning the laser lens with isopropilic alcohol and q-tip 2.Try the reset button on the bottom of the camera. Tilt your camera and look below the LCD Display Backlight button on the bottom edge of the curved portion of the camera. You will need a paperclip or tip of a ball point pen to push the recessed little button. Place the camera on a level surface and try again. We find that the camera is very sensitive to tilting, as it gets older. 3.Make sure you format format at was FAT not fat32 4.All you need to do is "Quick format" the disk with the CAMERA rather than the memry stick plugged into the computer drive. 5.For sony error c:1301 using mini cd's: there is a program that recovers data from cd's that works with disk that have this error. It called "cdroller" Homepage is : www.cdroller.com 6.just take the memory stick off and re-insert it lot of times.. just keep doing it.
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Usually there is a small switch or colored slide which flips between write protected and writable.
If there is no switch it may be the software that is on the drive is preventing the format, if this is the case you may need to use a boot disk like Hiren's boot Cd to format it while not booted into Windows.
This is a common problem with the Mavica FD95. There is a little switch in the drive slot to sense the write protect tab on the disk.
If you hold open the drive door without a disk in, you should see this switch where the write protect tab goes. Try operating the switch with a matchstick a few dozen times to attemp to clean the contacts. If that doesn't work then Very carefully let a drop of switch cleaner run into the switch and try operating it a few times then let it dry. Failing that you might want to open the camera to get to the terminals on the switch and test it with a multimeter.
If the switch is faulty and a replacement is not availble then you could just short(or disconnect) it to fool the drive into thinking any disk is writable.
A CD-RW is like a school-room black-board.
You can write on the black-board, until it is full, using CD-writing software, not using 'File/Save' dialogues.
When the black-board is full, you "erase" the whole thing,
and start again. When the CD-RW is "full", use the CD-writing software to "erase" the complete disk.
That "someone" may be correct: there is a way ("packet-writing") that software can allow a pre-formatted CD-RW to be used as if it were an "ordinary" writable device, e.g., 3.5-inch diskette, or USB memory-stick.
Far too often these little things have an almost invisible read/write protect button on them. Look carefully, over the entire surface of the USB Flash Drive. You might have this switch turned to Write Protect, which means there is nothing you can do, until you turn it the other way, and allow the device to be written to.
Remove Jet Flash Write Protection
Insert the mini CD that came with the USB Flash disk. Start JF
Utility.exe in the JF Utility directory. If it complains that the disk
is write protected, choose "Continue" Choose "Partition" Answer "Yes"
to losing all your data (Since this becomes a problem usually after
formating the disk in WinXP or Win9x, you will most probably not have
any data on there in any case) Choose "Public Area Only (Single
Partition)", Then "OK", Then "OK" again. Unplug the device, reinsert
device, and voila!- no more dark secret areas or write protection on
Don't feel bad, the same thing happened to me on my Mavica FD91. The floppy drive had finally died! I called SONY, and they told me it would be over $180 to repair it, and couldn't give me a definite turn around time. I did some searching, and was referred to Tim Driver.
I shipped him the camera. He received it Monday morning, and had it back out to me on Tuesday. Everything is great. He only charged me $150!
Tim is an honest guy, and he knows what he's doing. My Wife and I were a little worried about sending our only camera and $150 to an individual rather than a company. But everything was great, he kept in contact with us and let us know everything as it went along.
Let me know if you need his number/e-mail.