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User currently offlineDC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 14
Posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3153 times:

Hi everyone,

I'm having a few problems tonight with my Sandisk 1GB CF card. When I put it into my 300D it just flashes 'Err 02', to which the manual says:

"This is a problem with the CF card. Do one of the following: Remove and reload the CF card, use another CF card, or format the CF card."

Not very helpful. Removing it and replacing it solves nothing and I can't format it because of the error code constantly flashing. I thought I might be able to plug it into the card-reader and delete everything on there and then put it into the camera and format it, but it is right protected.

Does anyone have any ideas?

Regards,

Tim.


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User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3130 times:

Try it in another camera. If that doesn't work, just blow everything away via a card reader. Who cares if it's "WRITE" protected? That doesn't mean anything. If all else fails, just put it on a big magnet for a while.  Wink

User currently offlineDC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3078 times:

This is the problem Jeff, when I try to delete everything via the card reader, it wont allow me to, saying "Cannot delete, blah blah....... Remove the write protection or try another disk".

Is there a way I can remove the write protection without the camera?

Tim.



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User currently offlineSulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2037 posts, RR: 32
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3061 times:

Plug it into a card reader, and try to format it from there using right click>format. If that works, put it back in the camera, and immediately format it again.

Normally works.


James



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User currently offlineFergulmcc From Ireland, joined Oct 2004, 1916 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3058 times:

Sorry Tim, but I have no suggestions for you mate.
It may be a buggered CF Disk, I know Sandisk is a good make but they do get corrupt ones from time to time. Have you lost any photos?

Take care

Fergul  sun 



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User currently offlineDC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3033 times:

Quoting Sulman (Reply 3):
Plug it into a card reader, and try to format it from there using right click>format. If that works, put it back in the camera, and immediately format it again.

It goes through the process ok, the green bars get all the way to the right, indicating it has finished and then it says "The disk is write protected".

Quoting Fergulmcc (Reply 4):
It may be a buggered CF Disk, I know Sandisk is a good make but they do get corrupt ones from time to time. Have you lost any photos?

Funnily enough it is my stuff from DUB in October that's still on the card. I have it all downloaded onto the computer though, so no chance of anything happening to it. Not that I can delete it anyway   

I've tried putting it into my dad's Dynax 5D and formatting it in that, then reformatting it in the Canon, but it wont be touched there either. I just don't understand how one minute it can go from working to being completely stuck the next. Do the Sandisk cards come with any sort of guarantee?

Regards,

Tim.


Edit: One thing I have just noticed is that it rattles, like there is something loose inside of it, which none of my other cards do. That data all seems to be intact on it thought when I plug it into the reader.

[Edited 2006-01-28 18:40:16]


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User currently onlineWalter2222 From Belgium, joined Sep 2005, 1303 posts, RR: 28
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2996 times:

Hi Tim,

Have you tried to contact Sandisk direct? Normally the CF card has some kind of warranty (depending on where you bought it), I have even seen some adds in the past where they quoted "lifetime warranty"...

Good luck,

Walter



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User currently offlineSunilgupta From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 786 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2994 times:

Quoting JeffM (Reply 1):
If all else fails, just put it on a big magnet for a while.

I see the smiley Jeff, but just for the record, CF cards are solid state devices and a magnet will do nothing to it.

Sunil


User currently offlineMarshalN From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2990 times:

Unfortunately in my experiences memory cards in general, from time to time, decide to go kaput on you and very often there's absolutely nothing you can do. If you have a warranty on it you can send it to the manufacturer, and often they will be able to recover the data for you and send you a new one...

User currently offlineDavejwatts From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 42 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2981 times:

could give it a try in my camera tim if you wanted?? going to MAN tues if you fancy it and DSA in the morning????

User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2970 times:

Quoting Sunilgupta (Reply 7):
I see the smiley Jeff, but just for the record, CF cards are solid state devices and a magnet will do nothing to it.

Damn, I just wanted to see if anyone would do....spoil sport... Smile


User currently offlineSean377 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1225 posts, RR: 40
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2950 times:

Quoting JeffM (Reply 10):
Quoting Sunilgupta (Reply 7):
I see the smiley Jeff, but just for the record, CF cards are solid state devices and a magnet will do nothing to it.

Damn, I just wanted to see if anyone would do....spoil sport...

CF cards must be quite robust. One of mine went in the washing machine then tumble dryer! Imagine my amazement to find that not only did it still work, but the files on it were intact. It still works to this day, 2 years on (although it only gets used in the compact camera, just in case).



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User currently offlineDC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2928 times:

Well thanks for your input guys. I've checked the Sandisk website and it appears that all CF cards come with a 5 year warranty. The only problem is it excludes pretty much everything that could conceivably go wrong with one. Still, I shall give their UK technical centre a call in the morning to see if they have any suggestions as to how I might get it working.

Quoting Davejwatts (Reply 9):
could give it a try in my camera tim if you wanted?? going to MAN tues if you fancy it and DSA in the morning????

I'll text you on Tuesday Dave. Should be able to make MAN for a few hours in the afternoon.

Quoting JeffM (Reply 10):
Quoting Sunilgupta (Reply 7):
I see the smiley Jeff, but just for the record, CF cards are solid state devices and a magnet will do nothing to it.

Damn, I just wanted to see if anyone would do....spoil sport...

Don't worry, I wasn't going to try that  Wink

Regards,

Tim.



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User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2925 times:

Tim,
After all you've done, i'd say the card is shot. There is a small controller chip on each CF card, maybe it's toast and won't allow anything to be written or read? Have you tried adding files to it?


User currently offlineDC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2904 times:

I'm starting to think it's had it now too. If I try writing files to it, I just get the same box as if I was trying to delete files from it, saying it is write protected.

Tim.



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User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2887 times:

Quoting DC10Tim (Reply 14):
I'm starting to think it's had it now too.

One of the guys I work with had a similar problem....he purchased another card indentical to the one that failed on him.... He returned the one that failed, kept the good one. They gave him store credit, not a refund. I told him that was kind of "Cheesy" doing that.... he said so is selling him a card that only lasted five and a half months.......

You could argue he had a valid point.


User currently offlineCruiser From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1001 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2868 times:

I could be totally wrong, but isn't there a little switch on the side of the Sandisk Compact Flash cards to write protect the cards? If you accidentally hit this switch then it would probably give you the problems that you have described.

James

Edit for clarity.

[Edited 2006-01-30 18:06:37]


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User currently offlineWhyWhyZed From Canada, joined Jan 2005, 914 posts, RR: 16
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2866 times:

Actually, while working at an electronic store, I had a couple customers come into and complain about their sandisk CF card failing on them. All of them were 1GB cards, and it was the only card I had people coming in and saying it failed.

In Canada, SanDisk does in fact offer a lifetime warranty. Definitely call Sandisk, they'll deal with it fully.

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User currently offlineDC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 14
Reply 18, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2837 times:

Well after phoning their technical helpline earlier (which actually puts you through to the US), they are going to get back to me with another idea for formatting the card and if that doesn't work they are going to replace it. So either way it will be sorted Big grin

Regards,

Tim.



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