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06/29/2009 07:38:57 PM · #1
... I'm following advice in other threads to try to recover the images

But if I'm succesful (or if not) what do i do with the card - bin it ? reformat it and carry on using it ? use it only for less important stuff

Wisdom of crowds appreciated here
06/29/2009 07:46:17 PM · #2
Originally posted by thelobster:

...what do i do with the card - bin it ? reformat it and carry on using it ? use it only for less important stuff...


I'd return it to its maker and demand a new one.
06/29/2009 07:49:50 PM · #3
It's not that new - but its a 4 gig card, adata, and Id rather not chuck it if formatting is likley to redeem it.

Ive tried demo software so now its just a case of finding a programme i can afford to buy
06/29/2009 08:18:33 PM · #4
I keep stuff like that around as photo props. I just went through this with a 2GB DS card -- I might keep it (reformatted) in my camera bag for true "emergencies" when my other cards fill or fail, but I won't use it regularly ...

Message edited by author 2009-06-29 20:19:40.
06/29/2009 08:27:52 PM · #5
I had a not so new Kingston card that died. They replaced it for free. It's worth checking into.
06/29/2009 08:38:57 PM · #6
Originally posted by thelobster:

It's not that new - but its a 4 gig card, adata, and Id rather not chuck it if formatting is likley to redeem it.

Ive tried demo software so now its just a case of finding a programme i can afford to buy


I'd follow chaimelle's advice and I wouldn't want to use it for anything except for absolute emergencies. 4 GB of pictures would be a lot of shots to lose no matter what you are using for a camera.

Message edited by author 2009-06-29 20:51:57.
06/29/2009 09:20:43 PM · #7
Digital Picture Frame.
06/29/2009 10:19:24 PM · #8
Depending which card you have it may be guaranteed.

From adata's site;

Flash Card:
SD/ CF/ MMC/ mini SD/ MMC Plus: these memory cards bought from 2005/7/1 and are covered by a life-time warranty.
Note:10 year warranty in France, Germany and Austria.
XD/ MS/ SM: These memory cards are covered by a two-year warranty.


Message edited by author 2009-06-29 22:20:38.
06/29/2009 10:33:37 PM · #9
Over the years I have had cards, hard drives, etc. "go bad". It really does sux. 1st I would check for any warranty. What I have done was reformatted them and carried on. Normally it is just a sector or 2 that has gone bad....You will never get the full amount of memory but normally it is still useable....
06/29/2009 10:45:11 PM · #10
i would keep....but be careful.

One day..I wasn't paying attention. and stuck in the failed (identical to the new one) card in...and ruined a lot of good family pics. So...after that day..I threw the bastard away. But, a simple small mark could have stopped that problem before it even happened.

oh well, live and learn
06/29/2009 11:39:50 PM · #11
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06/30/2009 12:42:05 AM · #12
tangentially related -- i was having difficulty reading a card, so i bought a new reader only to have the same problems. thus, i'm assuming it is the card.

i did the format thing tonight, but if it still has problems, am i in the same boat? chuck it? beg the company for another one. i've had it since october or november, but it is a 16gb, so it would be a buttload of pictures to lose if it were full. :(
06/30/2009 12:43:51 AM · #13
Originally posted by karmat:

tangentially related -- i was having difficulty reading a card, so i bought a new reader only to have the same problems. thus, i'm assuming it is the card.

i did the format thing tonight, but if it still has problems, am i in the same boat? chuck it? beg the company for another one. i've had it since october or november, but it is a 16gb, so it would be a buttload of pictures to lose if it were full. :(


If you have only had it since october or november I'd def call the company. This isn't one of the Kingston 16GB we all got the good deal on is it? I've got one of them in my 1DsMKII.

Matt
06/30/2009 12:48:00 AM · #14
Probably so. my husband bought it for me.
06/30/2009 01:23:40 AM · #15
I use bad ones for file xfers to 1-hour labs. Until they die all the way.

I also format every card after I download and back up the images. So all of my cards get (camera) formatted every time they are used.
06/30/2009 03:00:31 AM · #16
Originally posted by thelobster:

It's not that new - but its a 4 gig card, adata, and Id rather not chuck it if formatting is likley to redeem it.

Ive tried demo software so now its just a case of finding a programme i can afford to buy


I get a little CD with all the CF Cards I buy, its recoverery software for the Sandisk cards I buy but not sure if it works with other cards.. want me to send you a CD? I have 3 or 4 laying so wont miss it.. Does anyone know if it works with other cards? Never had to use it myself .... yet!
06/30/2009 05:32:03 AM · #17
I reformat every time I unload the card. One of the guys in mt camera club suggested I do that. I've had considerably less problems since.

I think it depends on the card, too. Some cards I've had are just flaky.

I throw the flaky ones out. It's just not worth it to me to chance losing good images.
06/30/2009 09:39:04 AM · #18
Thats sad the discussion of recovery has been gone through, its a dead subject, the CD you are correct rescuepro supported by sandisk is the best software found in the discussion link I placed on here. Good Luck
06/30/2009 10:33:58 AM · #19
Originally posted by csolomon1:

Thats sad the discussion of recovery has been gone through, its a dead subject, the CD you are correct rescuepro supported by sandisk is the best software found in the discussion link I placed on here. Good Luck


nah, there's never any dead subjects on dpc. just old, moldy ones. :)
06/30/2009 12:08:02 PM · #20
Originally posted by csolomon1:

Thats sad the discussion of recovery has been gone through, its a dead subject, the CD you are correct rescuepro supported by sandisk is the best software found in the discussion link I placed on here. Good Luck


Originally posted by karmat:

nah, there's never any dead subjects on dpc. just old, moldy ones. :)

Hey, we're environmentally conscious!

We recycle a LOT!!! LOL!!!
06/30/2009 12:12:27 PM · #21
Originally posted by csolomon1:

Thats sad the discussion of recovery has been gone through, its a dead subject, the CD you are correct rescuepro supported by sandisk is the best software found in the discussion link I placed on here. Good Luck

Don't assume that you have the one correct answer.....Google:

Results 1 - 10 of about 1,850,000 for memory card recovery software.
07/01/2009 12:17:08 AM · #22
running recovery software on said card now. you'd think i'd have enough sense not to use it, but i formatted it to see if it would help. obviously, it didn't. >:(
07/01/2009 02:51:14 AM · #23
Think its time for that card to leave for sure.
07/02/2009 02:29:22 PM · #24
anyone want a 16gb kingston CF card? used a lot. might work. might not. >:(

what software have you used for recovery that works well, and doesn't require a key or purchase?

07/02/2009 02:41:53 PM · #25
Originally posted by karmat:

anyone want a 16gb kingston CF card? used a lot. might work. might not. >:(

what software have you used for recovery that works well, and doesn't require a key or purchase?


Check your PM and respond please.

Matt
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