July 25, 2014, 01:17:22 AM

Author Topic: Oops, opened CF card door too soon...  (Read 2711 times)

mccallew

  • Power Shot G16
  • **
  • Posts: 21
    • View Profile
    • My Site
Oops, opened CF card door too soon...
« on: June 03, 2013, 03:58:16 PM »
I accidentally opened the CF card door on my 5D3 while formatting the card and now it won't read or reformat. Any tips on fixing this, or did I just nuke my card for good? There is no data as I was formatting it anyway, but it's a 16GB card I'd rather not buy again. Thanks!

canon rumors FORUM

Oops, opened CF card door too soon...
« on: June 03, 2013, 03:58:16 PM »

Chris Burch

  • Rebel T5i
  • ****
  • Posts: 130
    • View Profile
    • CHRIS BURCH photography
Re: Oops, opened CF card door too soon...
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2013, 04:01:29 PM »
Have you tried formatting it with a computer yet?
Canon 1DX, 5D Mark III, 5D MarkII

mccallew

  • Power Shot G16
  • **
  • Posts: 21
    • View Profile
    • My Site
Re: Oops, opened CF card door too soon...
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2013, 04:04:40 PM »
Have you tried formatting it with a computer yet?

It tells me Windows was unable to format the card. Is there a specific file system I should use. I am just using the defaults that pop up... Capacity = 31.9MB (weird???), File System: FAT (also available is NTFS and exFAT) and Allocation unit size = Default.

Drizzt321

  • 1D X
  • *******
  • Posts: 1668
    • View Profile
    • Aaron Baff Photography
Re: Oops, opened CF card door too soon...
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2013, 04:09:29 PM »
Have you tried formatting it with a computer yet?

It tells me Windows was unable to format the card. Is there a specific file system I should use. I am just using the defaults that pop up... Capacity = 31.9MB (weird???), File System: FAT (also available is NTFS and exFAT) and Allocation unit size = Default.

You may need to go into Disk Management panel and re-partition the card to use up the entire available space.
5D mark 2, 5D mark 3, EF 17-40mm f/4L,  EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, EF 135mm f/2L, EF 85mm f/1.8
Film Cameras: Mamiya RB67, RB-50, RB-180-C, RB-90-C, RB-50, Perkeo I folder, Mamiya Six Folder (Pre-WWII model)
http://www.aaronbaff.com

mccallew

  • Power Shot G16
  • **
  • Posts: 21
    • View Profile
    • My Site
Re: Oops, opened CF card door too soon...
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2013, 04:20:53 PM »

You may need to go into Disk Management panel and re-partition the card to use up the entire available space.

You don't happen to know any online walk-throughs for doing this, do you? Under disk management the only thing I can seem to find is format drive, which it won't. Thanks in advance!

mccallew

  • Power Shot G16
  • **
  • Posts: 21
    • View Profile
    • My Site
Re: Oops, opened CF card door too soon...
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2013, 04:52:43 PM »
Looks like Lexar will replace/repair the card, so I guess no biggie. This would be good to know how to do some time, but for now, go Lexar!

Drizzt321

  • 1D X
  • *******
  • Posts: 1668
    • View Profile
    • Aaron Baff Photography
Re: Oops, opened CF card door too soon...
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2013, 05:29:59 PM »
Looks like Lexar will replace/repair the card, so I guess no biggie. This would be good to know how to do some time, but for now, go Lexar!


Good for Lexar. Always nice to hear a company has some decent customer service/support.

These two links should more or less get you there if you are reasonably intelligent. For the CF card, you may need to delete any existing partitions on the device, and then create a new one.
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows7/ht/disk-management-windows-7.htm
http://dashboardhelp.datarobotics.com/170/en/win/formatting_drives_using_windows_disk_management_utility_help.htm
5D mark 2, 5D mark 3, EF 17-40mm f/4L,  EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, EF 135mm f/2L, EF 85mm f/1.8
Film Cameras: Mamiya RB67, RB-50, RB-180-C, RB-90-C, RB-50, Perkeo I folder, Mamiya Six Folder (Pre-WWII model)
http://www.aaronbaff.com

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Oops, opened CF card door too soon...
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2013, 05:29:59 PM »

RGF

  • 1D X
  • *******
  • Posts: 1231
  • How you relate to the issue, is the issue.
    • View Profile
Re: Oops, opened CF card door too soon...
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2013, 07:00:06 PM »
Looks like Lexar will replace/repair the card, so I guess no biggie. This would be good to know how to do some time, but for now, go Lexar!

Glad to hear that they will stand behind their products.  I am adding Lexar 1000x cards to my mix (formerly mostly Sandisk Extremes, and then Extreme Pros).

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Oops, opened CF card door too soon...
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2013, 07:00:06 PM »