repairing smart media

Started Dec 22, 2002 | Discussions thread
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Nick Harman New Member • Posts: 18
repairing smart media

I am having trouble with smart media cards. If I mistakenly take the card out of the usb reader under mac os9 without 'ejecting' first, the card often 'breaks' so that when it is inserted back into the camera the camera will not read it and gives me the 'initialisation' symbol. However when i try to initialise nothing happens.

If I place the card in the reader using a pc and win2k, win2k recognises the card as smart media and I can do a full or partial 'wipe'. Ive tried this, and it seems to work as far as win2k is concerned, but nonetheless the card is still unusable in camera

I realise its my mistake taking the cards out without ejecting, I try to remember but Im only human:-)

Ive gone through about 6 cards this year and its very tedious, especially when a long way from the shops. Is there no way these cards can be repaired?

Nick

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