Troubleshooting SDHC Camera Cards

SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) memory cards are becoming popular because of their smaller size and larger data storage capacity. SDHC camera card are mostly used in cameras, computers, mp3 players and video game platforms; wherever you have the need to store large amounts of data in a digital media environment. SDHC cards are primarily used by professional photographers in digital cameras due to their somewhat good reliability and low cost.

Troubleshooting SDHC Camera Cards.


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Even though SD & SDHC Cards are extremely durable; like any other electronic/digital storage device, SDHC cards can also be prone to failure. You should at least be aware that there are some common basic troubleshooting techniques so that you can attempt to the at least temporarily fix problem with your data card on your own and make your card and camera ready to use without having to seek professional help. Troubleshooting SDHC camera cards can be difficult if your digital camera or computer does not provide any error messages. Even if you are given an error message, there is a good chance that the messages will not be of any help as they can at times be too vague. While troubleshooting your SDHC camera card, you should not attempt any recovery without familiarizing yourself with the workings of the SD card as well as knowing what the actual problem might be. Bellow, you will find some troubleshooting techniques that might be of some help with your problem.

SDHC Common Problems.

One very common problem with SDHC cards is that sometimes the camera might have issues in recognizing that the card is even plugged in. This problem can come up due to a variety of reasons. Firstly, your camera might not be fully compatible with an SDHC memory card. Secondly, there might be some hardware related issues that are hindering your camera from being able to read your SDHC memory card. For either one of these two scenarios, you should always check your SDHC card and your camera’s manufacturer website to ensure that both of these products are fully compatible.

If after researching your camera and the camera card you come to the conclusion that the camera and SDHC card are not compatible, you should check to see if any firmware updates are available on the camera. If an update is available, get it and install it on the camera and check whether your camera is now recognizing the SDHC card. If no updates are available, you might be completely out of luck and will not be able to use the camera with your SDHC card.

Formatting a SDHC Properly.

If both your camera and memory card are compatible and still your camera does not recognize the SDHC card, then you might have to have your camera format the memory card. Before doing so, you should always remember that formatting any storage device will completely erase all photos and data that was stored on the card. If you just need the card working again, and don’t care about the data, locate the “Format memory card” option on the on-screen settings or menu option on your camera and perform the format. Check again to see if the problem has been solved or not.

If you are still unable to open your files from the SDHC camera card, you should try plugging your card to a computer to see if you have access to the files. If you are still not able to access the card even on the computer, then it might not be so easy to retrieve this data. In such a case, you will need to look to a professional data recovery specialist to get help. has over 12 years of experience in recovering data and can retrieve data from just about any type of storage device with any problem out there.


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