04 December 2008

How to Maintain an XD Card

Little things can be hurtful sometimes. Take for example, a digital camera memory card. Last weekend, I lost my mood and appetite after I lost all the nice photos that I took in a special restaurant with my family. It is all because of my memory card that got damaged on that day. And this wasn't my first time losing a memory card. It's my third time!. Feeling distressed I talked to some of my friends who love photography. They gave me a few useful advise on how to maintain a memory card.

Now there are many types of memory card. One is called the XD Card and the other one is called the SD Card.


My XD Card. RM140 for 2GB and RM90 for 1GB, Kuching price.

Tip 1: Always keep your memory card in a special casing when it is not used. Never leave your card in the camera when it is not being used. Make sure that you take the batteries out of the camera too.


Can you see the yellow stripes?

Tip 2: Never ever touch the yellow stripes with your fingers or clean it with tissue papers. It is sensitive and easily damaged.

Tip 3: Transfer your photos from your digicam to your pc regularly. Leaving the photos inside the memory card is risky.

These are 3 advice from my friends. Some of you might have more things to say about this. Why not share with us who are Digicam dummies. Hahaha

15 Reptozian Messages:

Bb said...

TQ for the info Willie..I never take out the memory card and the battery except for charging..

khairul onggon said...

Yup Mr. willie.. tips yang berguna.. mena kata kwn kitak ya.. 3 tips ya..

Niway, ktk pun header ya megang menan nang kacaklah.. hihi.. Jarang nangga urang bergambar kedakya.. Ktk nang sporting..

Willie said...

Bb > Err u better take care of your memory card. Otherwise, it will become very costly.

Khairul > Ahaks. Mek memang minat animax, including transformers. U sikda tips tambahan kah?

Desmond said...

Thanks for the tips Willie. I have one card which I believed is damaged and I have many memorable photos there. I am trying my best on finding how to retrieve it as the card reader cannot catch it. But when I put it in the old camera the photos shows up....when I wanted to transfer it via wire the camera died on me and I could not get it open again. Realy frustrating.

One Other ... said...

I dont think I ever encountered any problems with my cards. But thanks for the prevention tips. Maybe u cud share on what to do after the damage has been done, and if there's any way to solve and save

sharon (^.^) said...

Read your comment in my blog.
About the China thingy, I know one day you will able to go there. Not now but one day. Maybe after when your kid/kids gets older, it won't be a burden anymore right? at least not that heavy

Added u into my list too! thanks yea

Sumuk said...

Willie! Thank you so much! I received the stamps already!!!! I can't thank you enough.. so fast!!

C.Alv.B said...

Ya..thats a good info!! I always keep my battery and SD card inside the camera..

Tikiyung said...

yeah...it's good to remove the battery from digicam if ur not using it for some time...takut leaking, kelak ngan memory card juak rosak.

Willie said...

Desmond > Usually, if your memory card cannot be read, you won't be able to retrieve the photos. Photo retreival software will only be able to retreive lost photos due to accidental delete.

ONe other > maybe next time, once i have the info. I'm still learning though. Hehehe

Sharon > Thanks.

CalvB > Better stop doing that bad habit. Hahaha.

Sumuk > No problem mo...

Tikiyung > that's a good info.

Samantha said...

thanks for the tip! i don't have an x card but i guess that could be a way of maintaining cards as delicate. well, if i ever get my hands on some lol.

Miss Moon said...

i never used XD card ...cam jakun je moon nih kan ...

nih 1st time tgk ...

kekadang card nih akan rosak tiba tiba ...tew yg sakit atiiiiiii

Willie said...

Samantha > u'll get one someday.

Ms Moon > Hehehe...itu ler. Before u sakit hati, better jaga kad tu mcm jaga boyfrend. Ahaks!

Ssembonge said...

Willie, I think the problem may be that you are handling the card a lot. I've got the same card and I've never removed it from the card as I use the camera cord/cable to download my pictures. I've never inserted the card into my PC slot. Instead I have the cord permanently connected to the PC.

Willie said...

Ssembonge > the problem was, it damaged eventhough i didn't remove it. Hmmm.. could it be those cards are fake?