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Jun 12, 2018 15:11:45   #
BebuLamar (a regular here)
 
I have a Lexar 32GB SD card and often when I put it in the card reader and connect to Windows 10 PC Windows asked me to let it check and repair the card. I formatted the card in the camera but then it still do that. Several timers already I wonder something is wrong with the card. Should I get rid of the card?

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Jun 12, 2018 15:19:59   #
Leitz
 
BebuLamar wrote:
I have a Lexar 32GB SD card and often when I put it in the card reader and connect to Windows 10 PC Windows asked me to let it check and repair the card. I formatted the card in the camera but then it still do that. Several timers already I wonder something is wrong with the card. Should I get rid of the card?

I would let Windows check it, then format in camera and see what results.

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Jun 12, 2018 15:39:11   #
rmalarz (a regular here)
 
I get that message a lot. Don't let windows do anything to the card. Format in camera.
--Bob
BebuLamar wrote:
I have a Lexar 32GB SD card and often when I put it in the card reader and connect to Windows 10 PC Windows asked me to let it check and repair the card. I formatted the card in the camera but then it still do that. Several timers already I wonder something is wrong with the card. Should I get rid of the card?

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Jun 12, 2018 15:43:47   #
jim quist
 
I replace a card the first time I have any kind of problem with it. I think the total times is maybe twice since switching from film to digital.

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Jun 12, 2018 15:49:14   #
TBerwick (a regular here)
 
It would probably be best to replace the card. You certainly don't want to attempt an image transfer only to find the card totally unreadable. SD cards are relatively cheap, it's not worth the risk.

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Jun 12, 2018 15:50:44   #
Ched49 (a regular here)
 
If a card act's up like that, get rid of it, don't even try to find out what's wrong with it. If there's nothing on the card you need to retrieve, just throw it away and get another one.

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Jun 12, 2018 15:59:41   #
MT Shooter (a regular here)
 
BebuLamar wrote:
I have a Lexar 32GB SD card and often when I put it in the card reader and connect to Windows 10 PC Windows asked me to let it check and repair the card. I formatted the card in the camera but then it still do that. Several timers already I wonder something is wrong with the card. Should I get rid of the card?


90% of all memory card problems are easily remedied by formatting the card in your computer to clear up any communication issues. Then simply put it back in your camera and format it there for full functionality again.

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Jun 12, 2018 16:03:15   #
Kmgw9v (a regular here)
 
BebuLamar wrote:
I have a Lexar 32GB SD card and often when I put it in the card reader and connect to Windows 10 PC Windows asked me to let it check and repair the card. I formatted the card in the camera but then it still do that. Several timers already I wonder something is wrong with the card. Should I get rid of the card?


Ensure that the card reader is not the problem.

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Jun 12, 2018 16:04:53   #
photoman022
 
I've had messages like that pop up all the time since using Windows 10. I manually download the photos to my lap top and haven't had any problems with the photos. I format the card in camera every time I put a card in.

As a note, I manually download the photos to my computer because I started doing that from the beginning of my digital journey and I continue to do it.

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Jun 12, 2018 16:06:27   #
BebuLamar (a regular here)
 
To answer all. I have 2 cards and the other one never has such a problem so it's not the card reader. This one I never formatted it in the PC. I may want to try that. I didn't lose any images though.

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Jun 12, 2018 16:26:22   #
PixelStan77 (a regular here)
 
BebuLamar wrote:
I have a Lexar 32GB SD card and often when I put it in the card reader and connect to Windows 10 PC Windows asked me to let it check and repair the card. I formatted the card in the camera but then it still do that. Several timers already I wonder something is wrong with the card. Should I get rid of the card?
If it were me..bye bye SD card.
Only format in camera. Not windows

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Jun 12, 2018 16:27:32   #
Longshadow (a regular here)
 
Leitz wrote:
I would let Windows check it, then format in camera and see what results.

Yes, worth a shot.
If the problem repeats, try checking the card in a Win7 PC.
If a Win7 box has a problem with the chip, I'd replace it.

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Jun 12, 2018 16:45:50   #
rook2c4 (a regular here)
 
Ched49 wrote:
If a card act's up like that, get rid of it, don't even try to find out what's wrong with it. If there's nothing on the card you need to retrieve, just throw it away and get another one.


No, first find out if it is indeed the card at fault, and not the card reader, usb terminal or a malfunctioning driver causing the problem.
It's okay to get another card, but don't throw the first one away until you know what is going on. Sometimes the problem is something other than the card.

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Jun 12, 2018 16:50:03   #
AndyH (a regular here)
 
I never know what to do with SD problems. My laptop has recently decided it doesn't like the SD cards formatted in the camera, but is fine with those it has formatted itself. Of course, the camera isn't too partial to those.

Andy

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Jun 12, 2018 17:20:53   #
Joe Blow
 
BebuLamar wrote:
I have a Lexar 32GB SD card and often when I put it in the card reader and connect to Windows 10 PC Windows asked me to let it check and repair the card. I formatted the card in the camera but then it still do that. Several timers already I wonder something is wrong with the card. Should I get rid of the card?


Leave the card in the camera. Use a USB cable to D/L to the computer. The biggest cause of cards going bad are because of mechanical failure. Leaving them in the camera or device reduces contacts loosening or breaking.

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