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Old Jun 12, 2002, 5:41 PM   #1
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Hi Digi Cam Experts:

I was using a Olympus C-3030 with a 64 MB Smart Media Card. I went to put the full card into the drive to download and I received a:

"Disk is unreadable by computer: Eject or Initialize?"

Ouch. I put the card back into the camera and got another 'Error' message. Somehow, the reader misformatted my card. I have my graduation photos on the card and they are important to me. Any tip, tricks, advice?

The data recovery services around the US want and arm and a leg for their work. Around $250 to $500.

Thanks,

Ginger, Long Beach CA
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Old Jul 27, 2002, 11:39 PM   #2
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Hi Ginger, it may be possible to put your card into the reader, right clickit, click properties, tools, and error checking to get to your photos. Hope this might help, Tom. If it doesn't show up, leftclick my computer and then the icon for your reader.
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Old Aug 5, 2002, 3:17 PM   #3
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Hi,
Check my post under newbie help titled warning on deleting. I found a software program that recovered most of my pics from a messed up memory stick.
Good luck and God bless,
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Old Aug 5, 2002, 3:54 PM   #4
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Old Aug 5, 2002, 5:33 PM   #5
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Old Aug 7, 2002, 6:32 PM   #6
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Here's a web site I found that list a much cheaper price.

http://www.savemyfiles.com/pricing.htm

It says that Compact Flash cards will cost about $95 to recover.
Smart Media is more like $295.

Hope it helps.
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