I recently got this email from my colleague Vincent…
“Hi Phillip, wonder if I can ask some advice regarding a corrupt SD card. Last week, when loading my SD card into my PC, card reader to PC, the import hung,was making no progress,so I cancelled the import and proceeded re-import the card.
PC tells me the card is blank, needs re-formatted to use etc. I have downloaded a variety of software to try and recover the card but have not had any luck so far. Software tells me it is missing a file on the card to allow the software to proceed, real pain. Job contained a First Communion Shoot. Sony NX5 cannot see the card either. Any advice would be helpful.”
We are all to often relying on these flimsy plastic cards for our creative work but it’s a real shock when you open the card to see how borderline the world is between a working card and a corrupt card. I like most of you have dropped these cards on occasions but as you can see, dropping these cards could so easily dislodge the memory from the motherboard…not worth thinking about.