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Old Jun 26, 2003, 6:16 PM   #1
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Default Canon S50 and memory card error

Using an S50 and a 512MB Simpletech CF card I keep getting memory card errors. It doesn't happen all the time, it seems to happen when I try to take a couple of pictures in quick succession. I reduced the resolution, and I have reformated the card in the camera to no avail. Is this normal, or is there a problem with the card? Is there anyway to check for errors on the card?
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Old Jun 27, 2003, 1:49 PM   #2
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Hi, I think that the problem could be the CF Simpletech, you said that the error appear when you try to get a couple of pictures in few time. The Simpletech ( the others too) have a time of recording that used to save the imeges, the time is about 2.50 seconds, if you do a cupple in few times the card could have problem in during the recording. What you could do is try to change the card in the store where you have bought it and if possible try another type of CF.
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Old Apr 16, 2005, 11:07 PM   #3
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If you're getting memory card error with a Canon S50 and have reformatted the card with the same error message. Try another memory card. If that doesn't work, look at the bottom of the memory card slot, you probably bent one or more of the contactor pins. Use a small screwdriver and very, very carefully straigten out the pin and put the memory card back in. That should do the trick. From now on, use a USB cable to download your photos, don't pull the card out anymore as the pin is probably weaker than before and can break. Then you'll be in real trouble.
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Old Aug 25, 2005, 5:44 PM   #4
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I have a Canon s45 that after a year or two came up with two pins in the middle of the CF card outer row bending towards each other. The camera stopped working. Rather than wreck the camera with my mechanics, I sent it back to Canon for repair. They wanted $158 to fix it. I opted for the $280 (including shipping) refurbished upgrade to an s70. I returned their estimate email requesting answer to the question I asked them in the letter I sent with the camera. How could two pins in the middle of the CF socket get bent without bending the others? Even if one could shove the card in backwards, the holes appear to be symetrical. If I ever get an answer I'll post it here.
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