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Re: digital camera Q



On Tue, 2006-10-24 at 11:36 -0400, Gene Heskett wrote: 
> That depends.  In my case, swapping memory cards can be dangerous because 
> the credit card thick memory used has open contacts, subject to static 
> damage, I blew the original card that way I believe.

I would have thought they'd design these things to handle users taking
no anti-static precautions, because that's what most people are going to
do (rip it out and treat it like just a piece of plastic).  

What's clearly obvious to me is that the compact flash cards have
fragile pins that can bend or break off, and the socket they plug into
can wear out too.  So I was never keen on taking the card in and out of
my older digital camera.

My newer one uses MMC/SD cards.  The cards look more robust, but I still
wonder about how well designed the socket is, with those tongues
sticking out.

> One thing I did find is an old vfat bug thats never been fixed.  If there 
> are 40 or so pix in the camera, you cannot move them to the computer 
> without losing the last ones as vfat thinks, when the directory sector 
> contains no files, that it has reached the end of the file list.  Not so.  
> So when moving files to the computer, always start at the bottom of the 
> list and work backwards else that bug will grow some awesome teeth and 
> draw blood, requiring the card be formatted to recover.

Why would *reading* some files from the card cause a corruption?

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