Friday, April 28, 2006

How to Fix Your Memory Cards

The Canadian Edition of PC World Magazine has some tips on how to fix when something goes wrong with your gadgets along with the memory card inside. One tip here discusses an event when the camera is dropped in the water.

1. Take it out of the camera of course.
2. Keep it submerged in water so it won’t corrode. The article says that salt water is best.
3. If you’re ready to operate on it, rinse the card in fresh water to take off the salt.
5. Air dry it but don’t use a hair dryer.
6. Clean the SD or Compact Flash Card contacts with Q-tips and isopropyl alcohol. It must be done gently.
7. Once the Cards are dry, gently rub the contacts again with a pencil eraser.
8. Try to get your data.

You can get more tips from the article.

posted by Henry Marcos at 1:01 AM

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Anonymous hardmath said...

Love your site, easterangel!

One comment though. The article is not recommending salt water as better than fresh water to prevent corrosion. It is saying that until you are ready to proceed with drying and cleaning, you should keep the flash memory submerged to minimize contact with air. "Salt water if necessary" means that is better than no submersion in water, but fresh water (or best, distilled water) is better for metal parts than salt water.

regards, hm

2:03 PM  
Blogger Easterangel said...

Thank you for a great observation hardmath!

I hope others who read this will take note of your wonderful comment.

2:44 PM  

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