View Full Version : RE: Card Not Recognized?
02-02-2008, 06:00 PM
So my first Red One footage is of my kids goofing off last night after I assembled the camera. I can play it back fine on the camera, but when I put it into the Lexar Pro FW 800 reader that so many have recommended here, the iMac in the kitchen says it "cannot read the disk" (2 Ghz Intel 2 Core Duo)
Am I doing something wrong? A driver perhaps?
I'll try the Macbook Pro next.
02-02-2008, 06:15 PM
No joy on the Macbook.
Then I put the card back in the camera and was told it was an unformatted card... ;(
So I formatted and shot more...
I'll try again.
02-02-2008, 06:24 PM
OK, I used the card again.
I also used a different card. Different card works fine.
I guess bad CF card? No work 3X.
I'll continue along here and email the boys in CA on Monday.
Anyone else get a bum card? Just curious...
02-02-2008, 11:03 PM
It could be a bad cable on the reader or possibly a bad reader?
02-03-2008, 06:16 AM
Could be, but the "other" card I used worked fine in both camera and reader, both playback and download. And despite formatting with the camera twice, each time I remove it and reinsert it the camera says it's an "unformatted" card. And it's never recognized by either computer.
I bought a total of 5, so I'll try the other 3 today. But that first one really seems squirrelly...
02-03-2008, 11:27 AM
So far when we've seen that kind of problem it's been due to a bad cable/reader or the computer doing something strange. In any case, if you think it most likely points to the card, please contact support to send that card back.
02-03-2008, 08:23 PM
Will do. I shot on all the other cards today and they all seem to work fine...
02-04-2008, 05:32 AM
Try formatting the card on your computer first (in disk utility) then format it again on the camera. Worked for us with a "squirrelly" card. Good luck :biggrin:
02-04-2008, 05:52 AM
Thanks David. I'll try that before I go to the trouble of ringing them up to exchange it.