Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?

Hey. I bought a new camera some days ago with a new Digix 4gb SDHC memory card. I went to Disney World and took normally a lot of pictures. From one moment to another, the camera gives me the message "Memory card error" and won't let me take nor view pictures. I tried removing the memory card and everything. I checked and It isn't locked or something. Also, I tried using a memory card reader on my laptop, and it says I have to format to read the card. I REALLY don't want to lose the pic


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The first thing that may be complicating things is, can your laptop read SDHC cards, or just SD cards? If the laptop is asking you to format it, then probably it's working, but be really sure, before you continue.

Check the contacts on the card, to see that they're clean. If in doubt, clean them up. You can either use a solvent such as Methyl\015\012Hydrate and a Kleenex, or you can actually rub the contacts clean with\015\012an eraser (or if you're British you can use Methylated Spirit and a\015\012tissue, or rub the contacts clean with a rubber).

Next, I suggest you use a photo recovery program to attempt to recover the photos from your card. There are several, the best program to use is called PhotoRec and you can\015\012find it here. It's free, released under the GNU licence. Be sure to store any recovered photos to your laptop and not back on the card!

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