Memory Card Information

The most common causes of Memory Card Failure are listed below:

  • Removing the memory card from a camera while an image is being written to the card
  • Removing the card from a memory card reader while files are still being transferred to a computer
  • Removing the card from a card reader while folders and files from the card are open on a computer
  • Opening, deleting, renaming or moving files on the card while its contents are open on a computer
  • Using a memory card which has not been formatted in the camera. Use the delete/erase function when needed, however a card should be regularly formatted.
  • Formatting a card in a computer instead of the camera
  • Inserting a second memory card into a card reader before closing and removing the first when viewing images on the card from a computer
  • Taking photos when camera batteries are nearly empty
  • Taking photos too rapidly so the camera can not complete writing one image before starting the next
  • Continually shooting and deleting, shooting and deleting images when the card is full
  • Letting a memory card get too full before downloading the images to a computer or storage device. Cards that are too full may overwrite the card headers.
  • Using a memory card from one camera in a different camera without formatting it in the new camera first

  • Thursday, 26 January 2012



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