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Memory Stick for Digital Camera


#1

If you are to leave your memory stick in your digital camera for long periods of time (3-4 months) without using it, does the memory stick go bad? This has happened with me twice.

If so, then would leaving the memory stick out whenever I am not using it fix the problem?

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#2

My memory sticks are fine. Maybe try keeping it out of the sun, in a cool area?


#3

Define “goes bad”.

Just reformat it. If you have a card reader XP Vista and Mac are capable of doing this. You might try to nuke it first. Be careful.

http://www.dban.org/

It’s fun, try it.


#4

no memory sticks dont degrade if you leave them in the device. I think you’re thinking of batteries, which you are supposed to take out if you won’t be using the device


#5

It depends on how ur camera is internally. This happens when u have a lot of humidity in the air, and some of that humidity gets insiede ur camera, thats why ur memory stick may get damaged.

I recommend buyin a wallet for u memory cards, its cheap and it keeps them safe.

http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=p3907.m38.l1313&_nkw=memory+card+wallet&_sacat=See-All-Categories


#6

[quote]Turiel wrote:
It depends on how ur camera is internally. This happens when u have a lot of humidity in the air, and some of that humidity gets insiede ur camera, thats why ur memory stick may get damaged.

I recommend buyin a wallet for u memory cards, its cheap and it keeps them safe.

http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=p3907.m38.l1313&_nkw=memory+card+wallet&_sacat=See-All-Categories [/quote]

I think you are right because I was in a very humid city when it went bad. Good call!


#7

[quote]meangenes wrote:
Define “goes bad”.

Just reformat it. If you have a card reader XP Vista and Mac are capable of doing this. You might try to nuke it first. Be careful.

http://www.dban.org/

It’s fun, try it. [/quote]

Camera can’t read the memory card anymore. Even though it’s in, it keeps asking to put the card in.


#8

[quote]greenhopper wrote:
meangenes wrote:
Define “goes bad”.

Just reformat it. If you have a card reader XP Vista and Mac are capable of doing this. You might try to nuke it first. Be careful.

http://www.dban.org/

It’s fun, try it.

Camera can’t read the memory card anymore. Even though it’s in, it keeps asking to put the card in.[/quote]

Thats bad news :S have u tried to reformat it fully in your PC ?


#9

Take the card out, and put in computer. If computer lets you open the files, then back them up, and reformat the card. Problem solved.