Memory card problem

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Anyone else had a problem with Lexar CF cards? Thank goodness this problem didn't happen during my recent
wedding shoot! I just sent off the following to the folks at Lexar.

Dear Sirs,

I've been using your 1GB 40X CF card with my Nikon D70 for almost a year now, with great success. So when
I decided to add memory, I bought your 1GB 80X CF card from Adorama on 10/5/04.

Yesterday, while doing some casual shooting, I received an error message, and the camera would no longer
write to, or read from the 80X card. I removed the 80X, and replaced it with the 40X, and the camera functioned normally.

When I tried to look at the contents of the 80X card on my computer, using a card reader, Windows XP
informed me the card was unformatted. After several tries, I used a program called Digital Image Recovery,
and was able to recover the data.

I then tried to format the card in XP, but it gave me an error message, saying it was unable to complete formatting.

I then tried to re-format the card in my D70, but received an error message telling me the card was incompatible.

I understand this product has a lifetime warranty, so how do I go about getting it replaced? Note: if there is a
known problem with the 80X version on the Nikon d70 camera, I will accept a 40X as a substitute, as I saw
no difference in operating performance anyway.

Thanks in advance for your prompt assistance.

Very truly yours,
 
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Thanks for the heads up Frank, as I am in the market for another card. 80x is probably not necessary for my D100, but I do like to future proof as much as possible.
 
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Are there actually 2 versions of the 80X cards? Or was that my imagination? I somehow remember reading somewhere that the first version had problems.

Never had problems with any of my 40X 1GB cards... (touch wood).
 
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Frank, I've got the Lexar 4GB 80x in my Minolta 7D. I have 4000 + photos written to and from with no problems. Just my 2 cents worth. Hope they make it right.
 
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Gale said:
VR - Gale - VR

D100, 80-400 VR, 24-120 VR 50mm Nikkor 1.8- andddd a new 2.0 Lens Baby
A new 2.0 LensBaby? That's terrific! Now you can change your name from Gale VR-VR-VR to Gale Baby-baby-baby :wink:.
 
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UncleFrank said:
The failure makes me feel my strategy of buying several cards, instead of one big one, is correct. I feel more secure with
four 1GB cards than I would with one 4GB card.
That's exactly how I feel, too.

I intend only adding to my CF capacity in units of 1GB.
 

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