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    Default how to take card of CF cards ?

    hi,

    just like to know how you guys maintain your CF cards.....

    thanks
    Hope to learn from everyone here....

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    Default Re: how to take card of CF cards ?

    Quote Originally Posted by erictan8888
    hi,

    just like to know how you guys maintain your CF cards.....

    thanks
    Pretty rough in that I use it for more then just taking pictures!! heheheh....still lucky I guess as all are still fine. Have not lost a single picture from them. A year now for all 4 of my CFs which I use in my D70, CLIE PDA and my cardreader since I do use them as backup module when I bring work from office to home and back. Totally no sense of maintance in my case heheh.

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    Default Re: how to take card of CF cards ?

    Quote Originally Posted by erictan8888
    just like to know how you guys maintain your CF cards.....
    They're maintenance free.

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    Default Re: how to take card of CF cards ?

    cf card dont need maintainence

    just dont dunk it in water will do

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    Default Re: how to take card of CF cards ?

    if really wanna take care...

    -dun wet it
    -store inside drycase
    -dun store with magnetic objects
    -dun store near electricity
    -dun drop it...


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    Lightbulb Re: how to take card of CF cards ?

    i think what you are asking is how to keep it in good working condition. to protect it, i use a gepe card safe. i remembered reading it as water resistant, moisture resistant, anti-static resistant, etc. false protection? i do not know.
    Last edited by reachme2003; 16th November 2005 at 11:55 AM.

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    Default Re: how to take card of CF cards ?

    - store in anti-static bag
    - wear ESD wrist strap when holding it
    - power off all the equipment when insert to camera
    - hold your breath while copying file to computer

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    Lightbulb Re: how to take card of CF cards ?

    when copying hundreds of files, how to hold breath for so long? qi kong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Astin
    - store in anti-static bag
    - wear ESD wrist strap when holding it
    - power off all the equipment when insert to camera
    - hold your breath while copying file to computer

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    Default Re: how to take card of CF cards ?

    Quote Originally Posted by reachme2003
    when copying hundreds of files, how to hold breath for so long? qi kong?
    copy one by one, interval has time to breathe.

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    Default Re: how to take card of CF cards ?

    Hi,
    If possible always format the card using your camera and not your PC.The card might easily be corrupted by your PC.

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    Default Re: how to take card of CF cards ?

    I have a CF card for my PDA for a few years and I really abuse it by throwing it in my drawer, put in pockets etc without any form of protection and it is still working in perfect condition. However I didnt dunk it in water. I have other cards and the worst is SmartMedia. So far I had 2 card totally unusable. They are used with card and only for my old Olympus 300z point and shoot camera.

    Right now I have 2 pieces of 1G CF card for mu 350D.

    Overall I thing CF is quite robost and can withstand rough usage unlike SM. In general keep them away from heat and moisture and shocks and some say away from kids....

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    Default Re: how to take card of CF cards ?

    Quote Originally Posted by De'Switch
    Overall I thing CF is quite robost and can withstand rough usage unlike SM.
    I've read a report from a guy who left a CF card in his laundry. It (and the data on it) survived the machine wash.

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    ya me oso. i left one of my cheapo cf cards in the washing machine. after it dried, it worked fine. still working to this day

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