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Battery Fail ...CF card corrupt!
« on: March 07, 2016, 09:40:08 AM »
I did a photoshoot this morning, at sunrise. Right at the end the battery failed. I'm now trying to download the images but Lightroom just hangs. I put the CF card in a USB reader & it does not show a drive. I've never had this happen before & can only assume it has to do with Magic Lantern, as this is a new addition to the camera.

Putting the card back in the 5DmkII, I get a notice 'Card not formatted. Format with this camera'. I was willing to take the risk of formatting the card & then salvaging the images with a rescue software but all the camera functions are frozen & I can not format in camera!

Any advice ...there is no option to reshoot?

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Re: Battery Fail ...CF card corrupt!
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2016, 09:42:50 AM »
If you're on a PC you could try Recuva..
https://www.piriform.com/recuva

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Re: Battery Fail ...CF card corrupt!
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2016, 09:55:52 AM »
I would try Recuva but the CF card is not seen by the PC or the camera...

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Re: Battery Fail ...CF card corrupt!
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2016, 12:56:24 PM »
Do you have access to a machine running Linux or OS X?
If card won't mount in Windows you have a better chance with Photorec and Unix derivates.
Photogs and videographers: Assist in proof reading upcoming in-camera help!. Your input is wanted and needed!

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Re: Battery Fail ...CF card corrupt!
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2016, 03:06:53 PM »
I managed to format the card in an old 5D. Recuva has found a 2GB block of uncorrupted data but wont show it as individual files. Stella Phoenix has found all the images (& displays previews) ...I just have to pay the $39...

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Re: Battery Fail ...CF card corrupt!
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2016, 08:13:57 PM »
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I managed to format the card in an old 5D. Recuva has found a 2GB block of uncorrupted data but wont show it as individual files. Stella Phoenix has found all the images (& displays previews) ...I just have to pay the $39...

[UPDATE]
Reinserted the CF card into the 5DmkII & now the controls are functional. Reformatted the card then put it in a PC cardreader. Ran Recuva software again & this time it retrieved all lost images.

Result. :D

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Re: Battery Fail ...CF card corrupt!
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2016, 09:25:07 PM »
Any special trick to get the "old 5d" to format the card? I've tried on multiple bodies, multiple computers both mac and PC but am getting nowhere!