22nd December 2003, 01:50 PM
CF card error anyone?
Argh. Did some test and found out that there's some sort of bad sector on my CF card as the 160th to 175th photo I take has one that could not be written properly causing the camera to hang when trying to view the picture.
The funny thing is when I scan the card with norton or Windows, it reads it as normal. Formatting the card still gave rise to the same problem at the same position.
Its under warranty but I heard they'll have to send the card back and take forever, making me totally handicap since its my only card.
Anyone has such problems? Any experience with trying to fix it? Any programs to recommend?
Well at least the good thing is I know its not my camera screwing up.......
22nd December 2003, 05:35 PM
22nd December 2003, 07:46 PM
Yes sure, have seen 2 pieces of 45x 512MB Transcend goes bad in the past week.
4th January 2004, 02:11 PM
I'm currently having problems with a 512MB Transcend CF too. Took a handful of pics last night and my wife happen to have viewed them before going to bed. Just a while ago, I tried accessing the CF and it gave me a "CF Card Error". I tried inserting the CF into my X-Drive II and it too refuses to read the CF.
Now, whenever I insert the CF into my digicam, the digicam just shows No Image
4th January 2004, 02:23 PM
Could it be that you turned off the camera while it's still writing the files? Anyway, never a good idea to shoot in TIFF. Takes up a lot of space while providing no quality improvements over JPEG-FINE. If you want the absolute quality, shoot in RAW.
Originally Posted by KNIGHT ONG
4th January 2004, 03:07 PM
4th January 2004, 06:44 PM
Well, looks like we have the same problem. I have two 512mb (45X) Transcend card. Bought it in Oct 03. Used it with my Nikon D100. Went to Australia for holiday.
At first, for the first few days, it work fine. After that, the problems comes. When switch on the camera, it said card error, unable to read. I switch on & off the camera a few times, the CF card work again. Or sometimes, when you have already turn on the camera & when you are shootin half way, the same error message comes in again and after turn on & off the camera, the CF card work again. Thank God! All the pictures is still there and manage to download to CD. However, the other card has no problems!!!!????? I must say, the writing speed on this card is fast!
Went to Sim Lim Sq, Memory World where I bought the CF card. Wanted to change card, no stock! Maybe going there next wk. Lucky they have a five year warranty!
4th January 2004, 11:40 PM
File writing does not get interrupted in the event that you power off while it's doing its thing. At least that's what happens for the 300D. I personally believe that the extra speed comes with a price. New technology will always have teething problems. Might be a fairly good idea to hold off buying that 100x card when it first pops into the market.
Originally Posted by ckiang