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D3100 "This Memory Card Cannot Be Used"

Covey22

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"RE: D3100 "This Memory Card Cannot Be Used""

Covey22 Moderator Expert in various fields including aviation photography Awarded for his contributions to the Resources and The Nikonian eZine Charter Member
Tue 07-Aug-12 04:45 PM | edited Tue 07-Aug-12 04:47 PM by Covey22

Ugh - that sounds like a really nasty error. If it's freezing the camera upon start-up, that's usually an indication that it can't even read the card as being a valid format - layman's speak, it's really hosed.

Not sure what your options are to recover the images. If the card isn't readable on camera or PC, that's the first obstacle to overcome.

When it's in a PC card reader, do you at least get the option to format the card?

As for the recovery of the images:

This is at your own risk - consider formatting it in the PC (assuming it can be done) to make it a readable card again, then seeing what the recovery software can get out of it.

The only other option is to send it off *as is* to a Commercial Recovery Service and seeing what they can find.

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