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    I filled my 1GB Lexar card with photos and how it's dead! My 20D says ERR CF and when I try reading from my card reader, it doesn't seem to recognize it at all. Any help out there? I tried running the Image Rescue 2.0 but it just hangs at the intro screen.

    I need to try salvage the photos.

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    i pray that it is not a total damage to the card... if that is so, even the image rescue wont be able to rescue ur files...

    at the end of everything, exchange for a new card... lifetime warranty...
    09 Oct 09 officially marks the date I become a canon convert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcuf2 View Post
    i pray that it is not a total damage to the card... if that is so, even the image rescue wont be able to rescue ur files...

    at the end of everything, exchange for a new card... lifetime warranty...
    Oh yeah I certainly hope so. Damn, the card ain't that old and it's dead already.

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    I got the same problem with u, my lexar card is less than 1 yr but recently i have been having frequent encounters of "ERR" on my D70s... i got to shut down the cam, take the card out and reinsert back...

    and my worst nightmare is when this ERR came during my gf birthday, and i was suppose to help her take the whole event and i dun have a spare card arnd with me lucky after reinsert the cf card, it works again.... but after another 20-30 shots, the ERR come again....then reinsert again etc etc..
    09 Oct 09 officially marks the date I become a canon convert.

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    hey bro....dunno if these sites can help...

    http://www.andrewtoth.com/salvage/

    http://www.vicman.net/lib/compactflash.htm

    good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaren View Post
    hey bro....dunno if these sites can help...

    http://www.andrewtoth.com/salvage/

    http://www.vicman.net/lib/compactflash.htm

    good luck.
    Thanks man. The problem now is my PC does not seem to be able to recognize the card when I slot it into the card reader

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndroo View Post
    Thanks man. The problem now is my PC does not seem to be able to recognize the card when I slot it into the card reader
    if u like, can see if my cam can read ur card (yeah it's a long shot i know). say over kopi next week?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaren View Post
    if u like, can see if my cam can read ur card (yeah it's a long shot i know). say over kopi next week?
    Hmmm ... sure. Worth a try. Will buzz you.

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    this might shed some light on ur problem....

    http://www.lexar.com/support/cust_advisory.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndroo View Post
    I filled my 1GB Lexar card with photos and how it's dead! My 20D says ERR CF and when I try reading from my card reader, it doesn't seem to recognize it at all. Any help out there? I tried running the Image Rescue 2.0 but it just hangs at the intro screen.

    I need to try salvage the photos.
    Happened to me once, after I accidentally dropped it... camera and PC card reader can't read.

    Call up the local dealer for lexar... I recall its called "Convergent System". Office @ the OG building @ bugis... Send the card to US for recovery (forgot $20 or $50). Kept fingers crossed for 1-2months. Card came back with more than 90% of pics recovered

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaren View Post
    this might shed some light on ur problem....

    http://www.lexar.com/support/cust_advisory.html
    Thanks. Yeah read that but my card ain't in those specified range

    Quote Originally Posted by RainbowSix View Post
    Happened to me once, after I accidentally dropped it... camera and PC card reader can't read.

    Call up the local dealer for lexar... I recall its called "Convergent System". Office @ the OG building @ bugis... Send the card to US for recovery (forgot $20 or $50). Kept fingers crossed for 1-2months. Card came back with more than 90% of pics recovered
    Oh cool! Will contact them. So who did you send the card for recovery? Through Convergent or you sent it yourself? Thanks

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    Hi ndroo,

    have u tried getting support thru a live chat with their technical officers?

    here is the link:

    http://www.lexar.com/support/index.html

    hope it works.

    all the best>

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    Quote Originally Posted by eng_keow View Post
    Hi ndroo,

    have u tried getting support thru a live chat with their technical officers?

    here is the link:

    http://www.lexar.com/support/index.html

    hope it works.

    all the best>
    Tried that. All they could say is ask me get the card replaced ...

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    Anyone knows of any local recovery services? Note that the card now can't be recognized by the camera or card readers and those recovery software I tried all could not recognize the card

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndroo View Post
    Anyone knows of any local recovery services? Note that the card now can't be recognized by the camera or card readers and those recovery software I tried all could not recognize the card
    how about
    http://www.greenergy.com.sg/datarecovery/

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndroo View Post
    Thanks. Yeah read that but my card ain't in those specified range



    Oh cool! Will contact them. So who did you send the card for recovery? Through Convergent or you sent it yourself? Thanks
    Yup, thru' Convergent

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    Quote Originally Posted by RainbowSix View Post
    Yup, thru' Convergent
    Thanks. Went there this morning and was told that my card is 'dead'. The guy at the service counter told me all the can do is replace one for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndroo View Post
    Thanks. Went there this morning and was told that my card is 'dead'. The guy at the service counter told me all the can do is replace one for me
    is it possible to recover? no chance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drumma View Post
    is it possible to recover? no chance?
    Just collect back my card. Damn. I sent to greenergy.com and was told that they can't recover it Will try shove it into an Apple or Linux machine and c if it can be detected

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    Sorry to hear that. It happen to me on Saturday night when I was covering a weddding.

    I was lucky that the computer was still able to recognize the card and the image recovery software was able to retrieve the pictures.... Not sure if I still want to use the card anymore.

    What's sad and bad is this is my 2nd CF card that is having problem this month.... It's very scary. After this 2 cards, I am shooting with 2 camera by interchanging them from time to time whenever possible. I really do not wish to put myself in a situation where I need to explain to my clients about the **** I got myself into...

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