Problem with 2 GB Sandisk SD card

November 4, 2010 at 10:00:03
Specs: Windows XP
My 2 GB SD card is not being read by my laptop's internal card reader. I tried external card reader too but no luck. I am able to put it back in my camera and take pictures.

Once I insert the card in internal or external card reader. The drive (F drive on my system) shows 0 files.

Any idea?

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November 4, 2010 at 11:58:11
Digital cameras have internal memory as well as the capability to accept external memory. Are you sure you aren't saving photos to the internal memory and not the SD card?

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November 5, 2010 at 01:44:14
Hey... Thank you for your reply... Yes it is saving pics on external memory which is not being read (shows 0 files) by my laptop's internal and other external card readers.

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November 5, 2010 at 05:41:27
What is the model of your camera?

What is the model of your laptop?

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November 7, 2010 at 08:35:52
Camera: Konica Minolta. DiMAGE X60

Card: 2 GB Sandisk SD card

Laptop: Asus W3H00N

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November 7, 2010 at 09:45:08
Can you connect the camera directly to a USB port on your laptop? If so, try that. Do you know what type of files are on the SD card? Your camera can save in several file types.

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November 8, 2010 at 21:00:32
Have not tried connecting camera directly to the laptop (still searching for cable). All I have on my camera is .jpeg files and few .mov files. My guess is (if exist) the default system files on SD card are missing.

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November 8, 2010 at 23:03:28
Despite what you think is happening it sure sounds like your saving any photos to the internal memory.

Have you tried saving a file to the SD card while you have it inserted into the card reader? That would tell you if the card is OK or not.

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November 8, 2010 at 23:13:39
Good one! I till try that out!

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November 8, 2010 at 23:22:06
I downloaded your camera manual. You must format the SD card while it is inserted into the camera. Did you do that? If not then if you have any files saved they are saved to the internal 15MB of memory. If you can view the files from the viewer in the camera then that is probably the case.

Files can be transferred to the SD card. You may need to first lock the files on the internal memory or they may be lost during the format. Consult your manual for further help with that.

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November 9, 2010 at 01:36:49
Thanks... I will try that out!

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November 19, 2010 at 21:29:01
Hi Othehill,

Finally I got it working... First of all my camera's internal memory didn't have any pictures stored.

I remembered that the SD card would have a folder called DICM created by default and in that folder I would have a folder with dates.

As mentioned earlier, upon inserting card in card reader, it use to show zero files. However I accessed the Card from command prompt, tried creating DICM folder but got a warning stating the folder already exist. Then I did a cd to DICM (case sensitive) and then went into the date folder and from there I did dir and got all the files which I copied to my laptop's hard disk.

Funny part is... when I am in F: drive on cmd prompt and if I do dir or ls, it didn't show any files or folders but it led me go into DICM folder eventhough it was not listed as an output of dir or ls.

Thanks for all your suggestions.


-Vikram Limaye

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December 25, 2010 at 07:25:26
Verify the copied files are all good on the laptop, then reformat the memory card.

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