Having problems with your Canon Digital Cameras ?

Hi, i have the conon 7D with a sandisk memory card. i am a photographer and i just did christmas pictures today for a family. when i got home i tried to put them onto my computer and the computer told me to reformat my disk because it cannot read it. when i clicked reformat, it said that all my pictures would be deleted if i reformatted it. i cannot loose these pictures for anything! im sure you understand. when i put the disk back into my 7d it says to reformat it too. then it shuts off. could


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It sounds as if your SD card has failed. It may be physically (electrically) damaged. Do NOT put the card in your camera any more, as it could make things much worse.
You may be able to use a disk recovery program to get some or (hopefully) all the files off of the card. Be patient when using any programs like that - they can take several hours or even a couple of days to get the data off of a bad card.
If you are linux savvy at all, you can use the program "ddrescue" to recover the files. It may also work on a Mac in the commandline.
Another possibility is that the card is physically ok, but the filesystem is corrupted. Using a filesystem repair program could work in this case, such as "chkdsk" on Windows, or "fsck" on Linux or Mac.
I had the same thing happen with a 4GB Sandisk SD card back in May and was able to recover 95% of the data using ddrescue. My card was electrically damaged and had to be replaced.
There are also disc recovery companies that will do data recovery from a damaged or corrupted card, but they are quite expensive ($500-$3000, depending on difficulty of recovery).
I do it sometimes for others for reasonable. www.ruelphoto.com
I will also assist you in any way I can and have time for.
There are a lot of image recovery programs available, some of which do claim to be able to recover images from Corrupted cards, and which might be best to try first. As examples of the genre there are various freeware recovery programs among those here:-
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