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CF Card error on Digital Rebel XT

 
elgringo
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Dec 19, 2005 11:10 |  #1

I was shooting pictures at my company Xmas party and Error CF displayed on my lcd. I couldn't take any pictures. I turned off the camera removed and reinsterted the card to no avail. I had to reformat the card and of course lose all the pictures I took that evening.

Any ideas why this happened? It seems to be working fine after the reformat.


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Dec 19, 2005 11:32 |  #2

What firmware are you running? Maybe the latest (1.0.3) might fix this?


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Dec 19, 2005 11:40 as a reply to  @ TeamSpeed's post |  #3

I already have 1.0.3. Like I said, this was the first time this happened. After a reformat it appears to work fine. I even took several continuous shots to test. No problems. I have a Kingston Elite Pro 2gb CF card. It is rated at 50X. Is this fast enought?


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Dec 19, 2005 11:41 as a reply to  @ TeamSpeed's post |  #4

Sounds like a dodgy card.......I would buy spare cf cards. If it happens again you can use file recovery software to retrieve images from card and carry on shooting on spare cards. Then bin the dodgy card ( or return it under warranty? ).




  
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Dec 19, 2005 11:43 as a reply to  @ b1gdaddy's post |  #5

What software could I use for recovery? I didn't even think about this. I am going to get Kingston to cross ship me a new card and return under warranty. But I agree, I think I am going to get a 1gb Ultra Sandisk II card. I think they are more reliable.


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Dec 19, 2005 11:52 |  #6

I know this doesn't help now, but rather than 1 big card, I carry multiple smaller cards. That way a failure of one card doesn't cost me all my photos. Using one card is like putting all your eggs in one basket. If the card fails, you not only lose your photos, but you may not be able to continue your shoot. I have four 1 gig cards (I shoot a lot of raw).

Now, I did have one Lexar CF card fail on me, and they replaced it with very little problem. I had to call and walk through a set of recovery steps (that I had already done on my own) with a tech rep, but once that was complete they issued me an RMA and sent me a new card.


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Dec 19, 2005 14:48 |  #7

Brian,

I use PhotoOne Recovery with success. You can get it at:

http://www.photoone.ne​t/ (external link)

It´s very easy to use and you can recovery almost all from any removable media.


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Dec 19, 2005 18:25 as a reply to  @ Juan Zas's post |  #8

I use Bad Recovery Pro.....but a google for file recovery software will come up with free options......... dont use trial versions as these will normally let you see files but not recover. :)




  
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Dec 20, 2005 12:56 |  #9

I had also some CF card errors. It turns out (that's why I think now however), that this happens when the battery is about to run out of power. Did you have a full battery at the moment of failure?
It happened with both on firmware 1.0.2 and 1.0.3


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