Lexar 80X data corruption problems with Canon DSLR's

Discussion in 'Canon' started by John Doe, Jun 2, 2005.

  1. John Doe

    John Doe Guest

    I've had the occational data corruption problems with my new Rebel XT with 2
    of my 3 Lexar 80X CF cards, and have lost a number of images. It's good to
    see that both Lexar and Canon have addressed the problems. Lexar has online
    RMA form and hopefully Canon will soon release a firmware to fix the
    problem. I've just completed the Lexar RMA form and now waiting from Lexar
    to send me instructions on how to send the CF cards back to them, and they
    will either send me new cards or update the firmware. I don't believe the
    firmware are user-upgradeable. Here are the links:

    http://www.lexar.com/support/cust_advisory.html

    http://www.dpreview.com/news/0505/05052001canonlexaralert.asp

    http://www.richardsnotes.org/archives/2005/05/27/lexarcanon-compact-flash-card-issues/


    cheers,
    Franco
     
    John Doe, Jun 2, 2005
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  2. I take it the firmware fix Canon released earlier this week for the XT
    didn't fix it?
     
    briansgooglegroupemail, Jun 2, 2005
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  3. I take it the firmware fix Canon released earlier this week for the XT
    It wasn't listed in the details of what was fixed; looks like the primary
    issue fixed was a tendancy, with certain lenses, to "severely underexpose"
    images.

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    Mike Jacoubowsky, Jun 3, 2005
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  4. Barry Pearson, Jun 3, 2005
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  5. John Doe

    DelphiCoder Guest

    I was going to replace my newly purchased card (actually, it is two weeks
    old) just because the checksum indicated it was at risk. However, I have had
    no problems thus far, and the agreement really has too many stipulations. I
    already sent them the upc code from the packaging to get the $30 rebate, so
    I am not sure what "proof of purchase" will be in my case. Not to mention I
    will get a refurbished or new card (my luck says I will get the refurbished
    one). Plus, the customer pays for shipping back to Lexar (although, the
    amount is probably close to nil). Lexar will not replace products that fall
    within the retailer's warranty period. <<<< Might be best for me to just
    take the card back to the retailer.
     
    DelphiCoder, Jun 3, 2005
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