Memory Card Error

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jer446, Jan 29, 2006.

  1. jer446 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2004
    I have a canon sd500 digital camera.. i took a picture a cople days ago that i wanted to transfer to my computer, and every time i put the sd card into the reader, nothing would happen.. like it normally does.. I couldnt figure it out, so i put the card back into my camera and am getting a memory card error.. I have a sandisk Ultra II 1gb card. How can i fix this?
  2. jer446 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2004
  3. iEdd macrumors 68000


    Aug 8, 2005
    Did you pull it out or put it into anything while it was turned on? If so you might've corrupted everything on it. Even then it should still appear on your computer/camera for re-formatting...
  4. jer446 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2004
    i might have done that, but it wont show up on my computer, and on my camera it says card error.
  5. ImNoSuperMan macrumors 65816


    Dec 1, 2005
    Try checking it on a different mac or a pc. I`ve had similar incident with a sony memory stick. But when I inserted the card in the camera it gave me card error and asked me to format it. After that it worked fine
  6. armadillo1 macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2009
    If the memory card is not recognized in the PC or it is impossible to access the data on it, the controller on the card is damaged. There is only one way to get the data back, unsolder memory chips and directly access their raw data with a programable chip reader. Software can't help, that is a physical damage! Have a look at: SD xD CF memory card data recovery
  7. teleromeo macrumors 65816


    Dec 2, 2006
    kidnapped by aliens
    Download data rescue and see if your card gets recognised. If the program works you can pay for the program and save your files. If this worked you can format your card in your camera.

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