Problem with CF card


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Jul 19, 2007
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Hi,

I have encountered several problems with my CF cards before, but they've always been solved by formatting the card (either in the camera or the computer).

However, this time, I inserted my card into my D70s and it showed 'FOR'. I tried to format the card with the camera once, but the sign still remained. So I put it into my card reader. On the computer, it displayed 'the card has not been formatted', and subsequently prompted me to do so. The computer formatted the card, but when I put the card back into the camera, it still displayed 'FOR'.

I tried to format the card on the camera again, but this time the green light kept on for a very long time (around 3 minutes). However, it still showed 'FOR'. I've tried to take out the card and put it back in again, and sometimes it shows 'CHA', but usually 'FOR'.

What should I do? It's a Sandisk Ultra II 4GB and usually has no problems on my D70s.

Thanks.
 

Lolrence

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Tried cleaning the contacts?
 

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camera work well with my other cards - only this card doesnt work.

tried cleaning the contacts, but it doesnt seem to help

thanks
 

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CS TAN

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Then either go back to the vendor for 1-1 exchange if it carries "limited life time warranty" or buy a new one since this one apparently is dead. And, you really don't want to risk the images getting corrupted on any of your important events.
 

Lomographer

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I agree.

Try testing the card out on the com

And then insert another card into the camera

If it still persist, of maybe your camera that's causing the problem
 

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Then either go back to the vendor for 1-1 exchange if it carries "limited life time warranty" or buy a new one since this one apparently is dead. And, you really don't want to risk the images getting corrupted on any of your important events.
i have the bad habit of throwing away receipts and warranties for things i buy (except lenses/cameras/flashes) so i suppose i wont be able to get an exchange right?

is there any way of 'saving' the card?
 

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