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    ConnorStowe
    2 Jun 2012 - 6:39 PM

    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
    2 Jun 2012 - 6:56 PM


    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
    KenTaylor e2 Member 92980 forum postsKenTaylor vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
    2 Jun 2012 - 7:43 PM

    May well be fakes.
    Not worth risking very cheap cards from a dubious source.

    rhol2
    rhol2 e2 Member 3290 forum postsrhol2 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
    2 Jun 2012 - 8:42 PM

    I agree, only buy a reputable name from a reputable supplier.
    I've found Picstop to be very reliable and reasonable on price.

    Last Modified By rhol2 at 2 Jun 2012 - 8:44 PM
    franken
    franken e2 Member 113108 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
    2 Jun 2012 - 9:05 PM

    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...

    ken

    ConnorStowe
    3 Jun 2012 - 9:45 AM

    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
    KONIN e2 Member 3252 forum postsKONIN vcard England
    3 Jun 2012 - 10:20 AM

    try image rescue 4
    stu

    KenTaylor
    KenTaylor e2 Member 92980 forum postsKenTaylor vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
    3 Jun 2012 - 10:25 AM

    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
    3 Jun 2012 - 11:28 AM


    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

    Last Modified By MeanGreeny at 3 Jun 2012 - 11:29 AM
    Kruger01
    Kruger01 e2 Member 6Kruger01 vcard United Kingdom
    3 Jun 2012 - 10:07 PM

    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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