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Compact Flash Card Problem


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xmms1 Registered since 24th Aug 2008
Wed 08-Oct-08 10:44 PM

Hey Guys,
I just got home from work and found that I had received 3 8gig sandisk extreme III's that I ordered from Beach Camera. I opened the box and found 3 boxes in there. When I grabbed the first box I found that the bottom had previously been open, and when I pulled out the plastic inside it had previously been cut. I took the card out and put it in my camera and it gave me a CHAR error, I tried formatting the card on 2 different computers of mine and it failed to format on both computers. I am wondering if anyone has experienced this error before, or has any recommendations as to what I should do. I tried a google search for the error and didn't find any information. Would it be easier to contact sandisk and tell them that my card is defective, or should I contact BeachCamera and tell them they sent me a defective product that had previously been used? I tried another of the cards they sent me and it worked fine. I will test the 3rd one here shortly. I am kicking myself for not waiting an extra day for BHphoto to be accepting orders.