Memory card will not mount (Possibly corrupt)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by andy007, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. andy007 macrumors regular

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    I'm having a bit of trouble trying to get a 4gb Memory Stick Duo to mount on my macbook running 10.6.2. My camera doesn't recognise the card when inserted and neither does my macbook. When I try connect it to the macbook I get the "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer" with three options of: Initialise, Ignore, Eject.

    When I view the card in disk utility the repair and verify disk are greyed out as the screen shot shows. It says it is a 33mb disk when it should be 4gb and the SMART status is not supported and Partition Map scheme says it is unformatted. The format should be FAT (I think). Hopefully this info is useful.

    It seems the card could be corrupted in some way or worse dead. Is there anyway of trying to recover the files, which are all photos??
     

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  2. MacBoii56 macrumors newbie

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    the reason it wont open is because its corrupted
     
  3. andy007 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok, thanks. How do I go about trying to fix the corruption and recover the pictures from it? Can you recommend any software, preferably free?
     
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