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    freedom630
    9 Feb 2012 - 8:15 PM

    Hi folks. Anyone know how I can retrieve images of a damaged SD card. Computer and external readers wont recognise it. Really important shoot of a children's nursery.

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    cameracat
    cameracat  108578 forum posts Norfolk Island61 Constructive Critique Points
    9 Feb 2012 - 8:36 PM

    When you say damaged, Are we talking physically, Or is it just that you can't access the images via the normal means.

    Need to know so as to figure out what advise to give.....Wink

    freedom630
    9 Feb 2012 - 8:50 PM

    Hey thanks for quick reply. Yep it's physically damaged. Card has had a slight kink in it for a while, across the middle and when I pushed it in the external reader it bent up at that weak spot. Although it will go into the reader slot on both the external card reader plugged into my laptop or the reader slot on my computer, neither computer will recognise itGrin

    Kruger01
    Kruger01 e2 Member 6Kruger01 vcard United Kingdom
    9 Feb 2012 - 10:15 PM

    Your looking at 120+ to recover commercially and could exceed 200.

    Vensys in Manchester and Fields data recovery do a no win no fee option

    Good luck

    Bill

    Last Modified By Kruger01 at 9 Feb 2012 - 10:15 PM
    cameracat
    cameracat  108578 forum posts Norfolk Island61 Constructive Critique Points
    9 Feb 2012 - 10:33 PM


    Quote: neither computer will recognise it

    Well thats what I call game over, Especially if the ( what passes for circuit board ) is broken, I'd say your only hope is one of Bills recommendations, The no win no fee option is probably the fairest as they must try harder to make a buck.....!!!

    A lesson learned the hard way, Never use memory cards that have been even slightly bent, There is always a good chance the silicon parts will crack.

    Good luck.

    Vensys here.

    Fields Data here.

    macroman
    macroman  1115312 forum posts England
    9 Feb 2012 - 11:05 PM

    Have you actully tried any recovery software to retrieve the data?

    Big Bri
    Big Bri  1315548 forum posts England
    10 Feb 2012 - 8:23 AM

    I don't think recovery software can do anything if the computer won't even recognise the card.

    Does beg the question, why do an important shoot with a card that "has had a slight kink in it for a while". They're only a few quid for high capacity new ones.

    joshwa
    joshwa ePHOTOzine Staff 3598 forum postsjoshwa vcard United Kingdom
    10 Feb 2012 - 9:12 AM

    Who's it made by? Some of them offer free technical support or software.

    MikeRC
    MikeRC e2 Member 93488 forum postsMikeRC vcard United Kingdom
    10 Feb 2012 - 9:35 AM


    Quote: why do an important shoot with a card that "has had a slight kink in it for a while". They're only a few quid for high capacity new ones.

    ...good advice...first sign of trouble...bin it......shame the horse has bolted Smile

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