8GB Kingston CF card.
Took about 400 photos or so on it today while hiking. all of a sudden I'm getting an ERR 02 on my LCD screen, and the camera won't turn on.
I take the card out, and the thing turns on as normal. Put it back in, back to the error. I'd have just reformatted the card if I could (reluctantly, since I had heaps of REALLY nice photos..), but the camera just wouldn't even read it.
So I stick it in my computer, and it doesn't really read the card. I go to Disk utility and the thing will read for 4 seconds and then not read for the next 10... repeating at similar intervals over and over again.
A: has anyone else had this happen? I have other cards I can use, but I'd like to recover the photos if possible - that said, if the computer can't read it, I likely won't be able to.
B: Would it be like.. say a short circuit or something? I have no damaged pins on the camera or anything.. and it works fine with another card, but it's just not reading for more than maybe 4-5 seconds.
I'm mostly curious so I'd know for the future (and to document that this kinda thing happens I suppose)