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I bought a Fuji x10 last spring and have been very happy with it. I bought two new SD cards for it, 8Gb high speed cards from either My Memory or Play.com, can't remember now. Several months ago one of them stopped working, all I got was "card error". I couldn't read or format it in the camera or on the computer (normally when I upload photos to the computer I format the card in the camera). Yesterday I took a photo using the SanDisk Extreme Pro card I had but in the evening when I switched the camera on I got "card error" again. Not only have I lost (only a few) photos but that is the same thing happening twice. The camera is less than a year old. Anyone got any ideas as to the cause?
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Dirty contacts? Hopefully it will be something as simple as that.
Faulty cards or just simply dirty contacts, it happens
Does chkdsk come up with anything or is it simply unreadable?
Well done boys! I decided if the card was faulty I had nothing to lose, so I took a rubber to the contacts then wiped them with a cloth. back in the camera, the card is working again. I would never have thought of that, I thought it was a camera fault. Thank you very much, one and all.
Quote: I would never have thought of that
Common practice before any attack with a screwdriver
Quote: Common practice before any attack with a screwdriver
That reminds me of a stupid thing I did years ago. As a young news photographer I found getting around London and parking with a car slow and inhibiting. So, having a motorcycle license I bought myself a snappy little 175cc Yamaha trail bike, fitted a top box for the cameras - ideal.
Except, the Nikkor lenses that the company gave me didn't like the vibration after a while. I stuck my 200mm on the Nikon body and it just fell off - the mount had come unscrewed, so the mount was in the camera but the body of the lens was on the ground. The company repaired it, just one of those things. Until the same happened with my 105mm. I decided to repair it myself rather than have any more trouble from the company. Out came the screwdriver and....don't even think about it. The lens contains a series of concentric helixes which have to be engaged all at once to get the lens back together. it is impossible. You need three pairs of hands except there is only room for one finger. Through my efforts, all the iris blades fell out. Then a series of small screws.
I just had to confess and take the flak. I carried the cameras, to my great discomfort, over my shoulder whilst riding after that.
Lesson No1 for photographers. Screwdriver and camera gear - just say no!
I learned that lessn as a young lad - not with cameras but with clocks. For a couple of years, no clock was safe from me and no matter how much I tried to tell myself otherwise, me and mechanical things just do not mix well resulting in my parents having several clocks that mysteriosuly 'stopped working'. Mysterious until they took the back off, that is.
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