I too have an Olympus 1 GB XD card that worked fine for 8 months before my laptop accidentally tried to use the XD card in the laptop XD card slot as a backup drive and tried writing files onto it.
Ever since, the card does not work in my Olympus C-770 Ultrazoom camera. Reformatting from the camera does not work as it tries it and comes up with a blue screen on the camera showing " Card Error".
I understand that the laptop has damaged the low level formatting on the XD card as it tried to write files on to the card.
Looked up several solutions on the web, no luck !! Still struggling to get the card to work. Anyone successful, please help.
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The xD-Picture Card (xD stands for "extreme digital.") is a flash memory card format developed and introduced to the market in July 2002 by Olympus and Fujifilm, and manufactured by the Toshiba Corporation. xD cards are in Olympus and Fujifilm digital cameras, and are available in a range of sizes, from 16 MB to 2 GB currently. A higher-performance xD card known as Type M came out in 2005, and uses Multi Level Cell (MLC) architecture.
An xD card is 20mm x 25mm x 1.78mm and weighs about 2.8 g, making it significantly smaller than the nearly matchbook-sized CF card and about half the size of the SD/MMC card. As far as size goes, it is much closer to miniSD or RS-MMC. The manufacturer listed write speeds for xD-Picture Cards are: for the 16 MB and 32 MB card, 1.3 MB/s and for the 64MB and higher cards, 3 MB/s. Both offer a minimum read speed of 5 MB/s. The xD Type M cards have a faster standard rate of 4.0MB/s for reading and 2.5MB/s for writing.
Anything up to 2gb will work with your camera, either the type M or the type M+ will be fine.
my camara showing error message that clean card or format card,
i have some important photo in memory card so i can,t format the memory card.
while i am connecting with USB cable it,s showing syntex error
help me to retive the thw data..
Try formating the card in the Camera twice.
Download PCinspector from www.convar.com
Install this program and run the recovery program with the card in the media slot.
Then back to camera and format,