Memory card problem

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Uncle Frank, May 8, 2005.

  1. 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,
     
  2. Chris101

    Chris101

    Feb 2, 2005
    Arizona
    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.
     
  3. F15Todd

    F15Todd

    Feb 1, 2005
    Tennessee
    The only card trouble I ever had was back with the 512 and the D1x. Lexar was good about coming out about the problem and swapped the card for a newer 512 card.
     
  4. MontyDog

    MontyDog

    Jan 30, 2005
    #1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax;
     
  5. Brian

    Brian

    53
    Apr 30, 2005
    Toronto
    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).
     
  6. Not that I've shot all that much yet, but I have the Lexar 1Gb 80X card for my D70 and it seems to work fine. I'll sure make a comment if it stops doing what it's supposed to.
     
  7. Greg

    Greg

    909
    Apr 5, 2005
    Fayetteville, TN
    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.
     
  8. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Been using an 80x Lexar for about a year. No prob (yet)
     
  9. 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:.
     
  10. That's exactly how I feel, too.

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