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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...
 

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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...
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 :bigeyes: and i dun have a spare card arnd with me :kok: lucky after reinsert the cf card, it works again.... but after another 20-30 shots, the ERR come again....then reinsert again etc etc..
 

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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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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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Thanks. Yeah read that but my card ain't in those specified range :(

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>
Tried that. All they could say is ask me get the card replaced ... :angry:
 

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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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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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