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SD card not recognized

tusharnene
Some of our staff use SD card-based digital cameras. Recently some pictures were taken, and after trying to put the SD into a computer, the computer didn't recognize it.

and by not recognize it i mean it doesn't even register as being inserted into the SD slot. after trying the SD back in the camera again, it tells us the card is unformatted. is there any way to recover any of these images?
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    CNIKTILES

    WE TOOK PICS IN WALT DISNEY WORLD ON VACATION AND NOW WE CANNOT DOWNLOAD. SAME AAS YOU THE READRER DDOES NOT ACKNOWLEDGE THE SD CARD. SAN DISK TOLD US TO CALL LC TECH, BUT THEIR SOFTWARE ONLY WORKS WHEN THE CARD CAN BE READ (CATCH 22), AND THEN THEY TOLD US TO CALL CHERRY SYSTEMS IN ATLANTA . THEY WANT $350.00 FLAT RATE TO SALVAGE THE PICTURES ON THE CARD. TO ME THATS EXTORTION FOR WHAT CANNOT BE MORE THAN AN HOUR OR SO OF WORK. DO YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS? THANKS CINDY@CNIKTILES.COM

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    joephotographer

    Check with the reader manufacturer or your computer manufacturer for an updated card reader driver that supports the high density SD cards.

    I had the same problem with a Compaq Laptop v2000 series with a built in card reader for SD/MS/Pro/MMC/SM/XD cards. My 1GB SD cards read and write just fine from my camera, but it would not read the 2GB SD cards I had just bought and used on my Caribbean Cruise that I had just returned home from. I was able to download the pics direct from the camera using the USB cable that came with the camera. I then did some research today and found an updated card reader driver from my computer manufacturer which added support for SD 4GB high density cards. Once I updated the driver, the 2GB cards read and write just fine now.

    If you inserted the card into your reader and it told you it had to be formatted, and you did it.... you may have lost your photos/files in which case, they may be gone unless you try a recovery program such as those available from cnet.com. Safest way to make sure the photos are still on the card is by reinserting it back into your camera and playing the images back. Then, if you have a cable for your camera, use that first to transfer the images to hard drive or CD/DVD. If you don't have a cable for your camera, get one, they're not very expensive, and handy to have, especially in situations like these. Then, later, when you have an updated reader driver, try the card in the reader after updating and rebooting.

    Good Luck.

    Joe

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    PammiePi

    I have a new Sony that had the same problem. I went to their site to look for driver updates & there were some from T.I. which addressed a "compatibility issue".

    The SD card was either "not seen" by the laptop, or, when it was, I received the message that the card was unformatted (whatever you do, don't format the card, or you will lose the images). Installing the updates fixed the problem.

    Apparently, some older SD Card readers can't read the newer higher density 2G - above SD Cards & SDHC cards without this update.

    If you have Sony's, see here: http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=102&threadID=238361&messageID=2324428

    if you have something other than Sonys, go to your manufacturers website & look for support for your pc/laptop model (if the reader is built-in to your pc), or to the site for your card reader manufacturer. You should find updates available there.

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    Johnylicious

    Try <a href="http://card-recovery.biz/us/service.php"></a>! I'm sending my sd card in today in hopes that they can help me. I guess you don't pay until they actually resolve your issue, so there's a little piece of mind.

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    CNIKTILES

    WE TOOK PICS IN WALT DISNEY WORLD ON VACATION AND NOW WE CANNOT DOWNLOAD. SAME AAS YOU THE READRER DDOES NOT ACKNOWLEDGE THE SD CARD. SAN DISK TOLD US TO CALL LC TECH, BUT THEIR SOFTWARE ONLY WORKS WHEN THE CARD CAN BE READ (CATCH 22), AND THEN THEY TOLD US TO CALL CHERRY SYSTEMS IN ATLANTA . THEY WANT $350.00 FLAT RATE TO SALVAGE THE PICTURES ON THE CARD. TO ME THATS EXTORTION FOR WHAT CANNOT BE MORE THAN AN HOUR OR SO OF WORK. DO YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS? THANKS CINDY@CNIKTILES.COM

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    joephotographer

    Check with the reader manufacturer or your computer manufacturer for an updated card reader driver that supports the high density SD cards.

    I had the same problem with a Compaq Laptop v2000 series with a built in card reader for SD/MS/Pro/MMC/SM/XD cards. My 1GB SD cards read and write just fine from my camera, but it would not read the 2GB SD cards I had just bought and used on my Caribbean Cruise that I had just returned home from. I was able to download the pics direct from the camera using the USB cable that came with the camera. I then did some research today and found an updated card reader driver from my computer manufacturer which added support for SD 4GB high density cards. Once I updated the driver, the 2GB cards read and write just fine now.

    If you inserted the card into your reader and it told you it had to be formatted, and you did it.... you may have lost your photos/files in which case, they may be gone unless you try a recovery program such as those available from cnet.com. Safest way to make sure the photos are still on the card is by reinserting it back into your camera and playing the images back. Then, if you have a cable for your camera, use that first to transfer the images to hard drive or CD/DVD. If you don't have a cable for your camera, get one, they're not very expensive, and handy to have, especially in situations like these. Then, later, when you have an updated reader driver, try the card in the reader after updating and rebooting.

    Good Luck.

    Joe

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    PammiePi

    I have a new Sony that had the same problem. I went to their site to look for driver updates & there were some from T.I. which addressed a "compatibility issue".

    The SD card was either "not seen" by the laptop, or, when it was, I received the message that the card was unformatted (whatever you do, don't format the card, or you will lose the images). Installing the updates fixed the problem.

    Apparently, some older SD Card readers can't read the newer higher density 2G - above SD Cards & SDHC cards without this update.

    If you have Sony's, see here: http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=102&threadID=238361&messageID=2324428

    if you have something other than Sonys, go to your manufacturers website & look for support for your pc/laptop model (if the reader is built-in to your pc), or to the site for your card reader manufacturer. You should find updates available there.

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    Johnylicious

    Try <a href="http://card-recovery.biz/us/service.php"></a>! I'm sending my sd card in today in hopes that they can help me. I guess you don't pay until they actually resolve your issue, so there's a little piece of mind.