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Mar 31, 2009 08:47 |  #1

Here's what happened.

brand new sandisk 4gb ultra II SDHC. Cam is a rebel xs.
took about 300 pictures and then the camera sort of "locked up" on one, error message came up that it couldn't read the card. shut the camera off, and turned it back on.

when I turned it back on - there were no pics on the card - like it had been reformatted. really srtange - Thankfully I had copied the pics to the computer in the mean time - but it surprised me all the same. I've never heard of that happening before. looking for some information if anyone has had this happen to them. perhaps I just got a bad card.


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Mar 31, 2009 10:38 |  #2

A power interrupt while the card's being written to can wipe the card's directory structure. The good news is that most file recovery programs will be able to recover your data. As to why the camera locked up in the first place, I couldn't say.


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Mar 31, 2009 15:09 |  #3

Heey,

Probably best to get a new card, or use a different one :D

If the card fails again and you haven't coppied it to the computer, you can try some of the software I have listed here:

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=670801

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Mar 31, 2009 15:19 |  #4

It's important that if you encounter any problems with data storage units (memory cards, hard drives, etc...) that you stop use of it immediately and focus on retrieving the data (as per Joshua's post above). Any usage there after will potentially overwrite data you want to retrieve.

It's somewhat common sense but thought I'd reiterate. :)


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