The age of digital photography has enhanced the way of shooting images and storing them. Now we have a number of advanced memory cards to use with our cameras for keeping the quality of images intact and also shooting a huge number of images from the camera. This has given an advantage to the modern photographers to use this opportunity to shoot as many images as they can. Such a large volume can sometimes, leave the memory card undetected by a device. To use it once again you need to troubleshoot undetected memory card for the device to read it.
otographers to use this opportunity to shoot as many images as they can. Such a large volume can sometimes, leave the memory card undetected by a device. To use it once again you need to troubleshoot undetected memory card for the device to read it.
It is not a very grave occurrence that your memory card was not detected by your device. However, a constant undetected problem may leave the memory card to be corrupted or inert at some point of time. A number of photographers raise their doubts asking “how can I recover my memory card when it is not detected?” or “How long does my memory card have before it goes dead?”
To put an end to such queries, you need to have a proper troubleshooting technique. With this troubleshooting technique, you can make sure to get all the backup of your photos. This will help to secure all your data in case of failure of a memory card. in most of the cases, the memory card is not detected due to minor reasons like too much volume of photos, some corrupt photos etc.
Troubleshoot Memory Card
Once you find out that your memory card is not working, stay calm and try to follow the troubleshooting steps. Many times, people lose their photos due to panicking and doing something which should not be done.
First of all, remove the memory card from the camera slot and clean the metal contact. Use a dry and lint free cloth to do this job. The metal contacts are very sensitive and you may spoil the whole card if done wrong.
Look for any physical damage to the card and its contact area. If there are scratched on the card or the card is broken, you may need to get it repaired, which is very difficult to repair.
Insert the clean card to one of the card slots of your laptop or a card reader. If your computer reads the card that indicates that there is some anomaly in the firmware or the software of your camera which is preventing your memory card.
Insert the memory card into your camera and connect the camera to the computer. Once it is connected, try to upload images. This is possible to upload images as the camera might just be unable to display content of your memory card.
If the memory card uploads images and stops at one point in time. It indicates there is an issue with just one image on the memory card. This is one of the very common occurrences for photographers where the image in the midgets corrupt and stops the camera from displaying all the content.
There is a number of card recovery software that you can run on your computer. This may figure out the real issue with your memory card and fix it. You can refer to the manufacturer’s preferences of memory card repair tools. You can also contact the manufacturer for any kind of assistance.
Once you have recovered all the images from your damaged memory card, try to get a new card. Using a memory card that has once been trouble for you must be replaced. A corrupt or malfunctioning memory card is also not good for your device and data.
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