Author Topic: How to check if a bumped CF card is ok?  (Read 778 times)

adrjork

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How to check if a bumped CF card is ok?
« on: June 29, 2018, 09:54:07 PM »
Hi everyone,
Let say a CF card falls to the ground (on an edge...) Now I am in doubt if the card is damaged (perhaps in one sector, or something similar, perhaps a damage that is not immediately evident).
Is there a method/analysis to surely check if the card is FULLY ok?

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Walter Schulz

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Re: How to check if a bumped CF card is ok?
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2018, 10:00:59 PM »
Not sure if trolling ...

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adrjork

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Re: How to check if a bumped CF card is ok?
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2018, 10:10:11 PM »
Thanks a lot Walter!
F3... I didn't know it. Tomorrow I'll test my card.
Thanks again

Kharak

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Re: How to check if a bumped CF card is ok?
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2018, 10:13:34 PM »
To be sure, fill it up. And play it back in mlrawviewer. Make sure you record in mlv_rec for easy playback in mlrawviewer.
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adrjork

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Re: How to check if a bumped CF card is ok?
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2018, 10:49:03 PM »
Thanks Kharak.
Today I tried the F3 method and all went ok!
Thanks again.

adrjork

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Re: How to check if a bumped CF card is ok?
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2018, 12:05:59 AM »
Strange behavior for F3X today: I formatted a card-to-be-tested with Disk Utility, then launched F3X to start testing. Result: after the writing step, the reading step never ends... After hours, the sentence "this can take several minutes" is still there running...
I tried again and again, formatting the card with HFS+ and also ExFAT... but nothing.
Does this mean that my card is gone?

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IDA_ML

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Re: How to check if a bumped CF card is ok?
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2018, 12:47:11 AM »
Try formatting the card in the camera.  If that does not work and if camera does not access it then most probably, your card is gone.