SD-Card Failure

Danny_SWE

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When I started using my new E-M5.3 the SD Card suddenly broke! It seems there are some notch in the card slot so you have to be gentle when inserting. And also, if the edge brake. It does not work in that body anymore :( camera says "Insert SD Card". If I put the card in my G80 it works great again. So I had to open the wallet and buy myself a new SD Card for just this body. Just a heads up, be gentle! :)
Normally I transfer files through WiFi but when I have many files I use to remove card and put in the card reader. But after this I feel maybe USB-cable would be the best way, will try that next time.

Old broken card on top, new below
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I don't know why, but Olympus cameras are notorious for "eating" SD cards. It's the only brand I know that does that, and it always start in that same corner. Already my E-P1 destroyed a couple SD in its days, but others I had since do that as well. It's safest to read pictures in camera.

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I’ve got a couple UHS11 v30 cards and one of the little plastic fins which seperate the contacts broke on one but it still works (that was on an Olympus - EM1X I think )

One issue I do have is If I download images through my iPad SD adapter to my iPad and then delete some of the images - I sometimes get issues when I reload the SD card back into the camera and get an error and have to re format and then it’s ok
I assume that deleting some of the images using the iPad creates some sort of glitch ?
 

Danny_SWE

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That top card looks ‘well used’ to me. Might just have been its time.
Well, just some scratches. Before my E-M5.3 I used Panasonic bodies mostly, and removed card every time I should transfer files.
But I put some glue there to strengthen the corner and will keep on using it on my Panny bodies. Have not had that card too long, feels bad to just throw it away. It's time will come eventually, but not now! :)
 

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I used to keep a spare card in my wallet to ensure I never again arrived on location to find I'd left my card behind.
It split in half like this too before I ever used it :doh:
 
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