I/O Sandisk Error

August 16, 2009 at 10:13:58
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 1.993 GHz / 503 MB
Model numbers as they read:

Computer: Compaq 6027us
Card Reader: SD/MMC/RS-MMC USB 2.0
Card: Team SDHC 4.0 GB
Camera: Nikon Coolpix S600

Alright, so I've had the camera for a while and it's worked great - but I don't use it a ton. I had about 80 pictures and a several videos on there when I decided to delete one of the videos (it was about 2 min long). When it deleted, the camera came up w/ messages for EVERY photo on there saying the file contained no image. When I turned the camera off and back on, it said the card could not be used.

Plugged it into 2 different computers - both w/ the card reader and through the camera itself and neither computer could read the card. The computer recognizes the card reader so long as I do not have the card plugged in. And once I put the card in and try and open the drive, it gives me the I/O disk error.

I tried the reader w/ a different SD card (Transcend SD 4.0 GB) and it reads perfectly. Given that and that the camera cannot read it, I only suspect the card is faulty.


It is not catastrophic if I lose the photos on the card but I'd much prefer not to. Is there any way I can recover the files off the card or repair the card in some way?


Thanks so much in advance


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#1
August 16, 2009 at 10:30:21
I guess you could try one of the recovery softwares. Below is a list courtesy of aegis 1, I think, I am going to PM him and ask.

PC Inspector (freeware)
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/pcinsp...
Zero assumption Recovery
http://www.z-a-recovery.com
The demo is limited
It will only recover 'up to' four folders per run
But you can make multiple runs
IMO the best, but not free
GetDataBack
http://www.runtime.org/


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#2
August 16, 2009 at 11:14:17
Do the recovery softwares work if the card itself is corrupt and not just the files on it? Bc that's what seems to be the case.

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#3
August 16, 2009 at 13:11:31
I don't know.

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#4
August 17, 2009 at 06:39:32
Okay, so I tried the PC Inspector software - kinda the issue I worried about.

When I plug in the working SD card, my computer detects it and the PC Inspector finds it as a drive to recover files from.

When I plug in the corrupt card, my computer doesn't detect it and the software doesn't find it in the search. Even when I plug it in and try and access it and get the I/O error, once I do the search the computer still doesn't find it.


So it looks like software recovery programs are out. Any other ways this can be fixed? Or is it completely broken?


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#5
August 17, 2009 at 06:57:31
Did you try it back in the camera?

There is nothing else that I know about.


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#6
August 17, 2009 at 07:31:28
Yeah, I did. The camera gives me an error message something along the lines of "This card cannot be used" and when I plug it into the computer through the camera itself it doesn't read either.

Thanks for your help though. Any chance anyone else is on this site? lol


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