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My camera is acting up. Any help?

Asked by ChocolateReigns (5619points) June 29th, 2010

First things first: It’s a Samsung Digimax D53 camera.
It started this afternoon. I turned it on, and it didn’t do anything but have a white screen. Then it wouldn’t turn off. Long story short, I can only to get it to turn on and behave without the memory card in it. I put the card in the computer to try to get the pics off, and it said “The disk in drive F is not formatted. Would you like to format it now?” I said yes, and it gave me a lot of stuff I didn’t understand. I closed it, and it said “The disk in drive F cannot be formatted.” The card is an Impact SD card that has 1GB of memory on it.

So have you ever heard of something like this before? I’m assuming it has something to do with the memory card. Should I get a new one?

P.S. I know this is kind of long, but I’m trying to provide you with all the facts I know so you have stuff to work with.

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Dr_Lawrence's avatar

I would test you memory card in another device that can read it.
If it is unreadable, you can try to reformat it.
If that works, put it back in your camera and test it out.

If that fails, you can purchase another memory card.

Good luck.

mea05key's avatar

Seems like you have a problem with the memory card. Becareful when you reformat it cause you will loose all of your pictures.

RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

With the camera turned on, pull the batteries out and do a hard reset. Wait 30 sec then turn cam off. Reinstall new batteries then turn cam on.

The card should be in the camera for this entire routine. Sounds to me like your batt died while writing files to disk, thus corrupting the last image and making it lose format.

If you cannot see images on cam after hard reset, then your images are lost. You can try running it through Disk Warrior on your pc. That’s an amazing tool. It actually finds images that I deleted years ago after dozens of reformats. Kind of spooky actually.

Always fomat memory cards in the actual device they are used in… never on the desktop.

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