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2nd of June 2003 (Mon), 12:25
Does anyone know if they're repairable or should I just trash it? I dropped my G2 for the first time in 2 years. Luckily, the G2 was fine, but the microdrive won't work. I have it insured but thought I would check with this forum.
When I insert the microdrive into the camera, the camera won't function correctly. Also, when I try to connect it to my home computer or my FlashTrax, it doesn't recognize the drive.
2nd of June 2003 (Mon), 18:19
It's DEAD - chuck it! I dropped my microdrive from 2ft onto a carpet and it also died. Warrantee runs out after 1 year. Not worth fixing when you can buy a brand new one for under $200. I have switched to 1gig flash cards since they seem to be a little more robust and faster.
2nd of June 2003 (Mon), 19:16
Thanks for the info. Do you have a good place in mind to get the 1 GB flash? Does it seem as fast as the microdrive?
2nd of June 2003 (Mon), 22:48
Definately go with the flash card. No moving parts and you can get them for less than a microdrive these days.
...has a great selection as does pcmall.com
16th of June 2003 (Mon), 01:38
i know how bad it feels. my ibm 340 gig microdrive just died on me today with the same symptoms, after 3+ years of reliable service. arrggghh!
16th of June 2003 (Mon), 03:54
I remember reading a thread in the G2 forum about possibilities to revive dead microdrives.
Something like crossing yourself and slamming it on the table :)
Was maybe 2 or 3 months ago - do a subject line search.
16th of June 2003 (Mon), 15:44
16th of June 2003 (Mon), 18:27
with free shipping!!!
Good luck, Rod
13th of May 2005 (Fri), 16:16
I know that this company below (eProvided) can recover all these cards and more
http://www.eprovided.com (http://www.eprovided.com/) - I lost super important images the other day from the WASH DC scare in the skys... what a stress that was.
Anyway they helped me...
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