08-10-2010 12:05 AM
Have had problems with two 8gig SDHC cards in a row when attempting to access the card via the built-in reader on the laptop.Both times this is what happened:
For a few minutes I can access the card and view the photos, but after some time the pictures turn grey and attempts to access the card again lead to a message that card needs to be formatted. I would hate to lose the data on these cards. It has already happened twice which leads me to think that there is something wrong with the built-in reader, since the cards have worked fine on other computers. Has anybody had this problem? What can I do to rescue the data? I bought an external reader for the cards now to be on the safe side, but I would hate for this to happen again. Thanks.
08-11-2010 10:34 PM
This could be happen. Happen to me with an external card reader a long time ago.
Test your SD card into another card reader to discard any SD problem. If it works good, the problem can be the card reader.
To make a recovery, you can use software like GetDattaBack or Ontrack Easy Recovery.
If your laptop still under warranty, call customer service. Maybe they will replace your card reader.