I have a Toshiba digital camera that uses a SmartMedia card. Every once in a while, I’ll be merrily shooting away, turn the camera off, and when I turn it back on, I get a “Card is not formatted” message.
In the past, I’ve been able to retrieve the images by taking the card out of the camera and using a card reader. This last time, however, even with the card reader, my computer (PowerBook G4 running OS 10.4.4) said the card was not readable.
I gave the card and reader to a colleague with a Windows machine, and she couldn’t read the card either.
Is there anything else I could try to recover the photos? It’s not a huge loss if I can’t – no Big Foot photos, just my son’s 11th birthday party – but if I can recover them, I’d like to.