Dead Lexar CF Card on 5DMkIII

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John Vant Land
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Dead Lexar CF Card on 5DMkIII
10 months ago

Halfway through a shoot Tuesday my Lexar Professional 1000X 16GB CF suddenly died and my new images automatically went to my backup SD card.

I lost a couple of dozen shots on the bad card before the changeover and I was fortunate I could go back and retake them.  I came home, couldn't get the card to mount on my computer.  So I reinserted the card in my camera and it wouldn't even format.

I found Lexar support and downloaded their recovery software (Imagerescue4) but since the card wouldn't even mount, it couldn't see it.  I e-mailed Lexar and they wanted to know my computer OS and card reader info.

I explained that the card wouldn't even mount and that all of my other cards work fine in my SanDisk reader and my computer and OS are up to date.  I can almost see them trying to blame the computer or reader.

The card is less than 4 mo. old.

Any advice?  Has anyone else had a similar problem and is Lexar good about their warranty of fixing or replacing?

BTW, if anyone knows of another forum that this could better be listed on, let me know.



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