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    Default [URGENT] Kingston SDHC Died Halfway through Photoshoot! Please advice!

    Dear Friends

    I was covering a paid event over the past 3 days. I always backup every photo to my laptop whenever I have the chance. After which I use my Nikon D90 to reformat the card and start using.

    Today(Sat) I reformatted the card at 4pm after backing up all the photos. At 5pm, I started shooting again. At 10pm, my D90 reported the card is damaged. My laptop also does not recognise it. Neither does my PC. I am now in a big trouble. How can I go about dealing with this problem? Any recommended data recovery centers?

    And, if possible, I would also like to know why such a thing happened.

    I feel very unsafe now. 500 over pics were taken at the event today.

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    Nikon D90
    Original battries
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    Kingston SDHC 4 8GB (Bought in March 2010)

    Thank you.
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    I'm sorry to hear about what happened.

    Have you tried all the options of reading the card such as different readers, using the camera as a reader and so on?

    Have a look here: http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=697992

    Not sure if it would help, but no harm looking.

    Hope you resolve your card problem soon, and get it replaced.

    Also try Googling 'Recovering files from damaged CF card'.
    Last edited by Dream Merchant; 23rd May 2010 at 01:30 AM.

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    i feel so sorry with yr situation,
    maybe kingston can help with the issue,
    or data recovery
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    can't read card, try other computers.

    if still cannot, ask professional to do for you. they may be able to rescue the data.

    sometimes, no choice is no choice. not cheap hor.

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    try the recovery software provided with the card. if it still doesn't work, try pc clinic at sim lim square on 4th floor.

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    Default Re: [URGENT] Kingston SDHC Died Halfway through Photoshoot! Please advice!

    Thank you all for your comments. I googled for some answers and it seems that the chip controller might have busted. That is why my laptop, my pc and camera does not detect it. It states that data should still be intact. I'll go down to PC clinic today to find out they can help me. Caling kingston as well... hopefully I can recover the photos.

    Keeping my fingers crossed.
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    Default Re: [URGENT] Kingston SDHC Died Halfway through Photoshoot! Please advice!

    Went down to SLS late afternoon. Passed my SD card to ComLab Tech. They'll b calling me tml to give me the news. Hopefully it is a good news.

    Btw, my warranty is still in effect. would I b able to get a replacement for that card? and where is kingston / its distributor located?
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    good luck bro. did u find out how much comlab tech is charging?

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    Quote Originally Posted by guardianhm View Post
    Went down to SLS late afternoon. Passed my SD card to ComLab Tech. They'll b calling me tml to give me the news. Hopefully it is a good news.

    Btw, my warranty is still in effect. would I b able to get a replacement for that card? and where is kingston / its distributor located?
    Hope everything turns out OK for you ..... btw why ComLab tech?

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    wish you good luck
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    Default Re: [URGENT] Kingston SDHC Died Halfway through Photoshoot! Please advice!

    Sadly, comlab tech cannot recover data. Called Kingston, also cannot. Went down to Computer Analysts and Recovery Experts (CARE) also cannot. Seems like gone case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guardianhm View Post
    Sadly, comlab tech cannot recover data. Called Kingston, also cannot. Went down to Computer Analysts and Recovery Experts (CARE) also cannot. Seems like gone case.
    Did Kingston offer and suggestions?

    Might not be gone case. Seems like there are ways to do it but not cheap I guess.

    Did a quick google and found this site
    http://card-recovery.biz/us/service.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by guardianhm View Post
    Sadly, comlab tech cannot recover data. Called Kingston, also cannot. Went down to Computer Analysts and Recovery Experts (CARE) also cannot. Seems like gone case.

    From a technical point of view, there are three option you can choose:

    (1) http://www.binarybiz.com/vlab/windows.html provided you haven't toss it out of the window.

    (2) I can recover the SDHC data for you but it'll cost you $550 per MB.

    (3) I can teach you how to do it for a cup of coffee.

    What's it going to be?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hotwork77 View Post

    From a technical point of view, there are three option you can choose:

    (1) http://www.binarybiz.com/vlab/windows.html provided you haven't toss it out of the window.

    (2) I can recover the SDHC data for you but it'll cost you $550 per MB.

    (3) I can teach you how to do it for a cup of coffee.

    What's it going to be?


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    Quote Originally Posted by hotwork77 View Post
    (2) I can recover the SDHC data for you but it'll cost you $550 per MB.
    i am thomas the train and i have rolex watch.

    obviously i will choose this option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    i am thomas the train and i have rolex watch.

    obviously i will choose this option.
    night86mare...jokes aside. But if it is very important photo data that is priceless, then by all means we must help TS.

    For everything else...there's mastercard.
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    Default Re: [URGENT] Kingston SDHC Died Halfway through Photoshoot! Please advice!

    Quote Originally Posted by hotwork77 View Post
    night86mare...jokes aside. But if it is very important photo data that is priceless, then by all means we must help TS.

    For everything else...there's mastercard.
    If i treat you to a cup of coffee. Or multiple cups you can help

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    Quote Originally Posted by YuccaTheFlower View Post
    If i treat you to a cup of coffee. Or multiple cups you can help

    It's figure of speech mate. To read it off the card is simple really provided the chip is not corrupted.
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    Check with Datasavers if they can recover your data.. http://www.datasavers.com.sg/rzip.php
    Might not be cheap though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotwork77 View Post

    From a technical point of view, there are three option you can choose:

    (1) http://www.binarybiz.com/vlab/windows.html provided you haven't toss it out of the window.

    (2) I can recover the SDHC data for you but it'll cost you $550 per MB.

    (3) I can teach you how to do it for a cup of coffee.

    What's it going to be?
    Hey thanks for the reply. I still have the card. Have really given up. If I read correctly, your first choice won't work as the software still requires the card to be read.

    Your second choice way over my budget.

    Prob, I like your 3rd choice. I'll PM you after Monday if I still need your help.

    Quote Originally Posted by K3N View Post
    Check with Datasavers if they can recover your data.. http://www.datasavers.com.sg/rzip.php
    Might not be cheap though.
    I'll try this one on Mon morn. If they can recover at affordable rate, that will be great.

    I am meeting my clients on Mon eve. As this was a 3 day event and the data that was lost was 5 hours of final day, I would like to seek their feedback.

    Thank you everyone for your feedbacks and suggestions. I really appreciate it.
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