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Desdemona


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Posted Thu Jan 15th, 2009 1:44am Post subject: Cannon and CF cards
I have a Cannon 40D
and a 4GB CF card,

They fit and work.
Untill it likes to throw a paddy, and says:

ERROR
CF card not formatted.
Format card with this camera

Not ammused. It worked 2 minuets before, so why not now?

Does anyone have any sudgestions please?

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ClareBear


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Posted Thu Jan 15th, 2009 9:52am Post subject: Cannon and CF cards
have you used it in a card reader (or any other device) as well? Sometimes cameras can throw a hissy if one is used.

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Desdemona


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Posted Thu Jan 15th, 2009 6:03pm Post subject: Cannon and CF cards
Nope. ]=

it was working perfectly 2 mins before in the cam, taking pictures saving them.
Plus i always upload my pics via camera.

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ClareBear


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Posted Thu Jan 15th, 2009 8:09pm Post subject: Cannon and CF cards
Card manufacturer?

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gjhsu


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Posted Thu Jan 15th, 2009 8:42pm Post subject: Cannon and CF cards
Also, how old is the CF card?

Flash memory has a finite amount of times it can be written to before it goes bad. If it's an old card, it could just be going bad.

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Desdemona


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Posted Fri Jan 16th, 2009 8:09pm Post subject: Cannon and CF cards
Make: Data

and i think it came with the camera, so 1 year maybe.


Hm, I have tryed to format the card with my camera, not worked.
I have tryed to format the card with my computer, not worked.

I'm guessing its the card not the camera. i had some great pics on there.

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ClareBear


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Posted Sat Jan 17th, 2009 9:25am Post subject: Cannon and CF cards
I'd say it's the card. I've used Sandisks for a few years and i've never had formatting or corruption problems. Amazon's the cheapest place to get them.

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Desdemona


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Posted Sat Jan 17th, 2009 3:27pm Post subject: Cannon and CF cards
Thanks. [=

I won't be buying anything of that barnd again.

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TheElephant


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Posted Sat Jan 17th, 2009 5:47pm Post subject: Cannon and CF cards
it can be hard to shop for memory cards based on brand.
I got a cheap brand SD card at one point, and the sticker came off easily, revealing a Toshiba logo printed on the actual plastic of the thing.

They're so cheap these days, you're best off just having spares, and making sure you generally transfer data off cards to hard drives often, (and then back them up to external drives, and then back them up by burning to CD/DVD/Blu-Ray..................)

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