Have I lost all my pics? Flippin' Olympus!

Discussion in 'Cameras' started by Lindy-C, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. Lindy-C

    Lindy-C Deleted User

    I have an Olympus Camedia C-460 zoom.....supposedly completely idiot proof.

    I have a card full of photos and I think something has gone horribly wrong.

    When I try to view the last pic I get a screen which gived me 2 options:
    Option 1 - turn off power
    Option 2 - Format card.....i.e. wipe it :shout:

    Obviously I don't want to wipe it.

    When I try and upload the pics to my PC via a usb as I always do, it tells me the device is not ready .....it is ready, I have it plugged in!

    Can any of you techy types please advise me....in terms I can understand.........is it B*ggered? :Blush: :cry:
     
  2. American Dream

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    Hi Linda,

    Is it in the camera or a separate card reader?

    Try a separate card reader?Does it still do it?
     
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  3. Papa Smurf

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    Linda,

    Have you powered camera back up ? Device not ready usually indicates the PC cannot "see" the device - i.e. It does not think it is connected.
     
  4. Lindy-C

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    Now you are getting technical.............

    Card is in camera
    I have replaced batteries so camera has power
    connect USB to camera and PC,
    open usual programme, select upload from camera and.................zilch
     
  5. Adria 5

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    hi ...1st what card is it compact flash or /secure D or another

    have you tryed it in another card reader

    just a thought:RollEyes:

    RAY
     
  6. Lindy-C

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    Got some slots in the front of the PC but no idea what to do with them :Blush:

    Its an Olympus XD picture card
     
  7. Papa Smurf

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    LInda But is camera switched on?
     
  8. Lindy-C

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    It automatically comes on when I plug it into the USB

    I am doing nothing different to what I normally do.....this time it doesn't want to know :cry:
     
  9. American Dream

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    May be prudent to buy a card reader
    Don't know how old your PC is as to whether it will accept the card.

    Was the device left plugged in during a PC power up or reboot?

    Windows Does a checkdisk on all Drives if it sees inconsistent data.
     
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  10. Adria 5

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    i try another card take a pic and then upload to your pc see if it works linda just to prove it works ... then its the card! or have you tryed that:Wink:

    ray
     
  11. Papa Smurf

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    What happens if you press playback on the camera with the lens cover closed?
     
  12. Lindy-C

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    The PC is only 12 months old........There is a slot marked XD, I have tried putting the card in.....

    When I go to the transfer images folder and select "from media" it flags up all sorts of options but I don't know where the card reader is situated in the mass of folders etc............am I making sense? :Doh:
     
  13. American Dream

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    The reader can allocate up to 6 drive letters.

    You've tried the card both ways in slot?Look in "My Computer"Drive letters could be seen.
     
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  14. Lindy-C

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    I don't have that option.

    I have a quick View button which would normally show the images on the card starting at the last pic I took but instead I get the power off/format options and can't do anything else..................methinks card is duff! :shout:
     
  15. Lindy-C

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    It will only fit in one way Steve......
    I have clicked on drives but all say device is not ready :Sad:
     
  16. American Dream

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    Hi Linda,

    Can u go to Chat?

    Easier than this
     
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  17. Papa Smurf

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    Can you refer to page 6 of your basic introduction booklet and tell me if any of the icons listed there are displayed on your monitor?
     
  18. Lindy-C

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    Can't at the mo.....dinners burning....... better go and eat, will be back in 15 mins if you are all still here.

    Thanks for the help guys!

    Ray, I shall try another card as you suggest......
     
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    I'm no expert but i believe that Olympus & Fuji use XD-cards in their cameras & may need a specific reader to read / edit the card.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XD-Picture_Card

    A friend of ours managed to destroy 2 Fuji XD-cards simply by trying to access them using the built in card reader on his PC, he now only ever connects via USB cable.

    Sorry this doesn't help you with your problem but might save things going from bad to worse.

    Bryan
     
  20. Lindy-C

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    The one that says format disc :cry:

    Gonna scoff dinner, back shortly
     

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