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my sd card is not recognized

by cooky09 / December 10, 2011 1:34 AM PST

I have Nikon Coolpix L3. my sd card is accessible via my computer but camera will not longer reconize it...error keeps saying no images.
I have put in new batteries, tried 3 different sd cards.
IS my Nikon to be trashed?
OF COURSE...this would have to occur at Christmas time when I NEED my camera.

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Do other cards work?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 10, 2011 1:47 AM PST

And while you have it on the PC, did you empty it out? Then format it in the camera?

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sd card probs
by cooky09 / December 10, 2011 3:42 AM PST
In reply to: Do other cards work?

thank you for your prompt reply.
i tried 3 different sd cards of different sizes.
i tired what you suggested....

i put sd card in pc, formatted it, then put in camera and formatted it.
message said file contains no image data
i put back into pc and put on some pictures.
then reinserted into camera...still same message

maybe the reading mechanism in the camera is shot.

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Sorry I didn't get what you were trying.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 10, 2011 3:50 AM PST
In reply to: sd card probs

It's rare for cameras to accept pictures from the PC. Instead try the old fashioned way.

Format in the camera (done?) and then take some pictures.
Bob

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sd card probs more
by cooky09 / December 10, 2011 5:18 AM PST

i have for some time now copied pics from PC to and from my camera's sd card.
i have a sd card reader and just remove from camera and pop in PC and back again.

i took two pics and am able to view them but the other pics which were removed by format from sd card and now copied back on will not show...get message file contains no image data.

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Then I can't help you.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 10, 2011 5:33 AM PST
In reply to: sd card probs more

I hear what you are doing but I've yet to find the cameras to always work with pictures we put on the card like that.

Yes, you can keep writing to me that it used to work but here I found that to rarely work. So rarely and the camera makers are pretty silent on the matter except to say no.

--> Back to your original problem statement. You claim the card does not work which is not the same as your last statement which should be "pictures I put on the card are not read by my camera."

Totally different issue. And could be as simple as it does not work or you forget what folder to put the pictures into.
Bob

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sd probs still
by cooky09 / December 10, 2011 6:58 AM PST
In reply to: Then I can't help you.

i guess what i was meaning by the card does not work is that the pics will not show on camera.
all pics are in one folder so that is not an issue.

odd that the pictures i took with the camera, copy to sd card and i can view them.

it is just those pictures i received from a friend that will not show on camera but i can see them on PC.

i can only assume it is the format i received them that is not correct for my sd card, if that makes any sense at all.
i have tried converting the pics to another jpg format but that did help.

think this is almost unsolvable unless i see someone personally about this so they can test things out.
thanks for all your help.

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Actually I know more than I revealed.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 10, 2011 7:05 AM PST
In reply to: sd probs still

One of the electronic designs I worked over the years used camera chips and we know about what you are trying to do. I've been as gentle as I could about this and I guess the message didn't get across.

Ready? Transfer of pictures back into the camera is a minefield. It may or may not work. EVEN if the source is the same model camera. In case you ask why it's very simple. That other camera may use another version of software.

It's a shame you are losing so much time on a feature that is not supported.
Bob

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