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SD Card wont format?


2 Jun 2012 6:39PM
Hi all,
Over the past couple of weeks I have had two memory cards die on me. Firstly they come up in the camera (Canon EOS 60D) saying that the memory card cannot be read. So I tried to format it in camera and it wont let me. Took it home and tried to format it in the computer and the computer wont even recognise the card. This has happened with two cards. I have also checked the lock switch as well

Admittedly I did buy them from ebay but they were listed as new.

Any ideas on how I can save my memory cards or do I just have to pluck up some more 's and buy from a well known retailer instead of ebay?

Any help would be grately appreciated.


Thanks,
Connor

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User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
2 Jun 2012 6:56PM

Quote:So I tried to format it in camera and it wont let me. Took it home and tried to format it in the computer and the computer wont even recognise the card. This has happened with two cards.


Contact the Vendor immediately and demand reimbursement. Invoke eBay's Support people if needed.
KenTaylor e2
10 3.0k 2 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2012 7:43PM
May well be fakes.
Not worth risking very cheap cards from a dubious source.
rhol2 e2
3 320 1 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2012 8:42PM
I agree, only buy a reputable name from a reputable supplier.
I've found Picstop to be very reliable and reasonable on price.
franken e2
12 3.3k 4 Wales
2 Jun 2012 9:05PM
I've been using 7dayshop com for years without any problems.

http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/default.php?cat=6&type=6021&man=0&go=GO&comp=

ken
3 Jun 2012 9:45AM
Thanks all.

I am looking at some memory cards from both the sites suggested.

But is there anyone who knows how I can save my photos from these two memory cards that are broken?


Advice would be gladly recieved,
Connor
KONIN e2
3 252 England
3 Jun 2012 10:20AM
try image rescue 4
stu
KenTaylor e2
10 3.0k 2 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2012 10:25AM
There are plenty of recovery programs although you have tp pay.
Those with a free trial can be used to see if it works but you wont be able to use the images unless you buy.
A number of freebies around that others may be aware of.

Sandisk supplied a free program when you bought their particular cards, not sure if they still do.

It will ultimately depend on how important the images are.
I see you checked the lock switch while dirty contacts may be the fault that simply need cleaning.
MeanGreeny 9 3.7k England
3 Jun 2012 11:28AM

Quote:There are plenty of recovery programs although you have to pay


Untrue

Try Recuva and/or any of the others:

SnapFiles Freeware Data Recovery Progs
3 Jun 2012 10:07PM
Software recovery only works if the card can be recognised by a computer, it probably means in this case that the controller chip is fried.

There are companies that can recover data but they are very expensive

I had 2 Kingston 8Gb cards bought from Picstop that went this way, they refused to help.

Bill

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