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Are photos/videos from a damaged/corrupted SDHC memory card

by ashusc / July 13, 2011 6:09 AM PDT

I recently bought a Sony WX9 and a 16 gb Kingston SDHC Class
10 memory card, and used it for about 3 weeks; came home from vacation,
connected the camera to the tv via a USB cable and was browsing through all the
pictures. It kept freezing, so the parental decided to stick the memory card
into a photo frame. I don't know much about the details between putting the
memory card in the photo frame and then seeing a "C.13.01" error code, but I
can no longer see my photos. It also asked me to format the memory card and I tried, but it says the formatting failed. I tried inserting the memory card directly into a
reader on my laptop, and no luck (computer doesn't even recognize anything). I
know it's not the camera, b/c I tried a different memory card and it works

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Can we forget evidence? And proceed to the tools?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 13, 2011 6:13 AM PDT

Go to the CNET Storage Forum and at the top of the Storage Forum is the post with the usual free recovery tools.

Try those.

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UPDATE - found out what might have really went down
by ashusc / July 14, 2011 2:12 AM PDT

So I asked the parental for clearer information on what exactly he did before the memory card when whack, and he said he pulled the memory card out of the camera, while the charging light was still on. Could that have something to do with corrupting/damaging the memory card connection?

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I'm going with yes and no in that order to your quesions.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 14, 2011 9:50 AM PDT

I've seen corrupted content but not a damaged card connection. Your post is light.

No mention of the age of the card. It might be time for a new one.
Cheap here.

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probably not
by ramarc / July 13, 2011 12:09 PM PDT

a failed format usually ruins a drive. you can try recovery tools but i doubt you'll wind up with anything anything but frustaration. format it in your camera, and if it works, be happy and off-load photos to your pc frequently.

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oh no!!
by ashusc / July 13, 2011 2:37 PM PDT
In reply to: probably not

even if it was a failed format b/c the camera didn't recognize/sense the memory card?

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One step at a time.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 13, 2011 2:47 PM PDT
In reply to: oh no!!

The Cnet Storage Forum has the usual tools to try. AFTER that we can discuss formatting.

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Memory Card
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / July 13, 2011 11:37 PM PDT
In reply to: oh no!!

If you are not trying to recover the pictures on the card and
your main concern is fixing the memory card so that you can format it with the camera,
this usually works:

Put the card in a card reader attached to your computer.

Use the computer to delete every file and folder on the memory card.
DO NOT format the card with the computer.
Then put the card in the camera and it should let you format the card (with the camera).


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