Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?

My 4 GB memory card seems to have gone bad. I've used it for months and always fine. When using it last night it just went out. If I have it in my camera my camera will not work. If I take it out the camera will come on. I tried putting it directly in the printer slot and it tells me Memory Card Error. Is there ANY WAY to retrieve my pics off of this card??? Thank you, Mamie


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It is possible to recover data from flash memory in certain circumstances.  Seagate offers data recovery services for situations like this.  It is however rather expensive I think services start around $1000.  
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