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#6343154 - 06/21/16 04:36 PM FYI: Fix old SD cards that wont read!!!
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My SD cards for my cameras are about 5 years old and for the past few years they have been having issues being read in my Trail Cameras. They say FULL or will not even read or will jam the camera and make it not work. The main issue lately is my cameras have been running very slowly in turning on and off. Sometimes they wont even turn off or on.

I had tried to use rubbing alcohol and a qtip, rem oil, scrub them with a dry qtip and nothing has fixed them until i tried a pencil eraser!!!

I just took the pencil eraser and erased the lines and spots on my sd cards. i thought they were worn out marks but nope, they were dirt or something because they now have almost no mark on them. maybe the eraser polished them i dont know but now they work perfectly in my cameras. they read quickly, turn on and off quickly, pretty much i thought my cameras were bad but turns out it was the sd card was dirty.

If your camera is running slowly and sluggish this may fix it. Clean your SD Card with a pencil eraser.

I am in no way affiliated with pencil erasers:)
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#6343168 - 06/21/16 04:44 PM Re: FYI: Fix old SD cards that wont read!!! [Re: MathMan]
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Originally Posted By: MathMan

I am in no way affiliated with pencil erasers:)


Liar! roflmao

Great tip, I'm sure this can help many of us
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#6343466 - 06/21/16 09:07 PM Re: FYI: Fix old SD cards that wont read!!! [Re: MathMan]
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Great idea, thanks up
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#6343489 - 06/21/16 09:29 PM Re: FYI: Fix old SD cards that wont read!!! [Re: MathMan]
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Pencil eraser is an old trick in the electronics industry.
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#6343502 - 06/21/16 09:37 PM Re: FYI: Fix old SD cards that wont read!!! [Re: aeb]
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Originally Posted By: aeb
Pencil eraser is an old trick in the electronics industry.


I have never been in the electronics industry and never heard of this trick...coincidence, I think not grin

Would have never thought to try that cheers
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#6343602 - 06/22/16 04:19 AM Re: FYI: Fix old SD cards that wont read!!! [Re: txshntr]
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Originally Posted By: txshntr
Originally Posted By: aeb
Pencil eraser is an old trick in the electronics industry.


I have never been in the electronics industry and never heard of this trick...coincidence, I think not grin

Would have never thought to try that cheers


Though electronics have changed a lot over the years some things like contacts haven't, the eraser trick is one that is still in date and will be for a long time to come.
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#6343818 - 06/22/16 09:56 AM Re: FYI: Fix old SD cards that wont read!!! [Re: kmon1]
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Originally Posted By: kmon1
Originally Posted By: txshntr
Originally Posted By: aeb
Pencil eraser is an old trick in the electronics industry.


I have never been in the electronics industry and never heard of this trick...coincidence, I think not grin

Would have never thought to try that cheers


Though electronics have changed a lot over the years some things like contacts haven't, the eraser trick is one that is still in date and will be for a long time to come.


So what you're say'n is my dremel tool with 80 grit stone is maybe too much? grin
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#6343837 - 06/22/16 10:12 AM Re: FYI: Fix old SD cards that wont read!!! [Re: MathMan]
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Every tech has an old pencil/ink eraser (the pink/grey one) with a lot of wear in his toolbox. They are actually a mild abrasive and perfect for cleaning contacts.
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#6343890 - 06/22/16 11:03 AM Re: FYI: Fix old SD cards that wont read!!! [Re: MathMan]
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I just can't believe that my cameras are good and the issue was my SD cards.
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#6343962 - 06/22/16 12:37 PM Re: FYI: Fix old SD cards that wont read!!! [Re: MathMan]
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Mildly abrasive and non-conductive. Perfect combination.

When I was finally able to get to some of my cameras after 6 weeks of nothing but rain and high humidity, three of the cards were not recognized by the computer. On one of them especially, you could see the build up. A few passes with the eraser and they worked fine. Over time, you can begin to see pits on the contacts...I toss those.
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#6344007 - 06/22/16 01:24 PM Re: FYI: Fix old SD cards that wont read!!! [Re: MathMan]
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Four thinks to have with you at all times.
1 Duct tape
2 Bailing wire
3 WD 40
4 Good old red pencil erasers
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#6353206 - 06/30/16 11:40 AM Re: FYI: Fix old SD cards that wont read!!! [Re: MathMan]
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Or one of these


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#6353251 - 06/30/16 12:07 PM Re: FYI: Fix old SD cards that wont read!!! [Re: MathMan]
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When my grandfather was alive he had electric trains. I remember as a young boy having to get one of pink erasers and going down every inch of track every so often to make sure there were no 'dead' spots in the line.

Tried it on SD cards a few years back and voila!
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#6356275 - 07/02/16 10:39 PM Re: FYI: Fix old SD cards that wont read!!! [Re: MathMan]
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I'm shocked they still make pencil erasers!

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#6359583 - 07/06/16 12:37 AM Re: FYI: Fix old SD cards that wont read!!! [Re: Cat hunter]
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I'm shocked that they still make pencils !!

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