Is my SanDisk card borked? Help me troubleshoot.
October 1, 2006 9:12 AM Subscribe
Troubleshooting a SanDisk 2GB card, is it broken or is there another problem?
posted by jessamyn to computers & internet (10 answers total)
I bought a SanDisk 2GB card via mail order from ZipZoomFly.com. I put it in my camera [Canon SD400] and took a few pictures, no problem. I tried to put it into my USB card reader which I have used with all my previous cards and got an error [OSX 10.4] which said that my disk couldn't be read, did I want to initialize it? I said no and got the pictures off of my camera via the cable. Then I tried to initialize the card and got an I/O error. I can't do anything with the card using OSX's disk repair -- I ran a checksum but anything else gets an I/O error -- and when I put the card back into my camera I now get a "memory card error" message and can't format it or otherwise use it. This happens when I use it in other cameras, not just mine. My camera also uses other SanDisk cards with no problem.
So, are there any troubleshooting steps that I should try, or is this card just borked? Is there anything about the card being a 2GB card that might be a problem with the camera/card reader?