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smart media problems...

by sixygirl / January 17, 2010 3:26 AM PST

i run a G4 dual and my camera uses smart media cards. i bought a new card that SHOULD hold 128mb for a digital frame - but i can't get it to take any more than 17mb of photos from the card reader! i'm pulling my hair out trying to figure this out. thought it might have been a capacity deal with my old reader, so i bought a reader that's supposed to be able to handle up to 128mb cards but STILL can't get it to accept more than 17mb when i try to copy files onto it from the computer. the card shows that there's 111mb available, but if i try to copy another file onto it, i keep getting the message that there's not enough free space. grrrrr.

help me somebody! what's wrong?!

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Try this,,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / January 17, 2010 5:15 AM PST

with the card in the reader AND mounted on the desktop, empty the trash.

If that doesn't work, try a reformat.

Notice that 17 and 111 is 128?


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by sixygirl / January 17, 2010 7:32 AM PST
In reply to: Try this,,

reformatting didn't work...

and yes, i noticed the total added up.

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If reformatting did not work
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / January 18, 2010 12:14 AM PST
In reply to: nope...

there is a possiblity that you have a defective, or counterfeit, card

Take it back to where you got it or contact the manufacturer.

We had 4 SanDisk thumbdrives, purchased from PCMall, that turned out to be counterfeit.


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Oh Yes,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / January 17, 2010 5:16 AM PST

where did you get the card?

How many pictures can you get on it when it is in the camera?


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