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600 card error card error card error

Discussion in 'SeaLife' started by kansasdog, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. kansasdog

    kansasdog Solo Diver

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    ok I am new to the world of underwater photography but not to photography in general

    bought the 600 bought the flash bought the 1 gb card then all the other 1gb cards i could find different brands. I have found no consistency in one brand working well all the time. went to coz 1/2 the time had great pictures guess what the other 1/2 was?
    CARD ERROR went to dive the oriskany got to the flight deck got set up to take a picture of my dive buddy guess what CARD ERROR. I checked the camera before went in the water had pictures of ride out to the big O

    Getting ready for a Bonaire trip going to throw away all my card and start over clean

    any suggestions on cards that work


    thanks

    sincerly

    CARD ERROR
     
  2. DarkCoffee

    DarkCoffee Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Manitoba,Canada
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    Odd.. I use 512M, 1Gb and 2Gb cards, various off the shelf makes, in my DC600 with no issues. Be sure to format the cards at least once in the camera before using them (I format the cards each time I put them into the camera). I'm thinking there is an issue with the camera...
     
  3. kansasdog

    kansasdog Solo Diver

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    thanks for responding

    yes i format the card with the camera evertime it install it

    yes i check to make sure all the connections are clean

    and yes i make sure the card is install all the way into the port

    sincerly

    lost in card error world
     
  4. 300bar

    300bar ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    A ScubaBoard Staff Message...

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    No double posting please
    thank you
     
  5. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
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    I think you need to phone SeaLife, ask for Tech Support. Karl is really nice. Get an RA#, send it in. He'll look it over and get it back quickly.

    [c]800-257-7742[/c]

    Edit: Ooops, this is in the manufactures forum, not the owners forum. :blush: Hope Joe doesn't mind my suggestions.

    I've had a large number of cards, always buying the cheapest I could find. Never had that problem. Had a card go bad after a couple of years, couldn't reformat or anything - but nothing like this. And the card company replaced it.
     
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2009
  6. BHB ScubaTroll

    BHB ScubaTroll Solo Diver

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    Party Pooper! :D
     
  7. BHB ScubaTroll

    BHB ScubaTroll Solo Diver

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    OK, I will give you my experience....

    I have owned a DC600 camera for two years (June 2007 purchase). I have never had an issue with the SD card. I have purchased 6-10 2GB Transcend cards over the last couple years (CompUSA's bargain cards for $4-$6). None have failed...

    My Olympus Evolt500 has been through 4 (four) mini drives and is soon to get to #5 - it is a crap shoot for card failure (In most cases, perhaps not this case) but, it is the first place to start, since these things are hard-wire memory, the cheapest and most common place of failure for any digital media...
     
  8. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
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    I miss Compact Flash cards. :sad:
     
  9. kiteboarder

    kiteboarder Registered

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Cape Canaveral, Florida
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    Kansas Dog-
    My wife and I had the same problem with the same set up. It ruined 2 vacations worth of pictures. We tried all suggestions: new/different brands of batteries, different brands/sizes of SD cards, etc... Nothing ever made a consistent difference. We sent it back to Sea Life twice. They never fixed the issue. It wasn't until a random employee at a shop took pitty on us and totally fixed the issue by trading cameras with us. Since then (May) we have had no issues. My point is, forget SeaLife solving your problem (unfortunately) and either buy a new one or a different brand. It is cheaper than going on vacation again to create new memmories. Thanks again to wonderful shop employees like the one we found!
     
  10. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
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    I hope Joe will be back tomorrow to comment.
     

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