Cleaned SD Card

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    The SD card after extrication from the corroded slot in the camera camera shell.

    1. I, Puzzled 47 months ago | reply

      Wow, I accidentally dropped my camera in the bat ray tank at the Monterey Aquarium for just a few seconds several years ago, and I've never been able to get the photos to read. I never thought of taking the cartridge apart and cleaning it. I'll give that a shot.

    2. DoYouKnowUs 47 months ago | reply

      I simply split the card with an XActo knife and cleaned the circuit board with some isopropyl alcohol to make sure there was no salt bridging the pins. Once you've cleaned it, put it back in the carrier and put the two halves together. Then simply insert the card in the SD slot of the reader. That's all I did.

      Good luck.


    3. mistercow.pnoy 47 months ago | reply

      Wow, it's amazing how small a 256Mb card's board actually is.

    4. sair_belle 47 months ago | reply

      There is a page set up for cameras that have been lost and found It's to help reunite cameras with their owners. You could get in contact with the people who took these photos years ago.

    5. Lagged2Death 47 months ago | reply

      Wow, is that really the whole circuit board? There aren't even any ICs on there.

    6. DoYouKnowUs 47 months ago | reply

      Yep, that's it. I believe the chip is on the back-side embedded in a rubber/tar coating. The double row of dots are through-hole connections to the other side. I was pretty surprised too how little there actually was inside the plastic carrier.

    7. agovar 43 months ago | reply

      Peter Ahh another Govaars! We are slowly taking over the sport of digital beach combing! Great Job!
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