D4 Card Err Problems - XQD an CF

rmprmp Posts: 520Member
I hate intermittent problems!!!! My D4 comes up with a "card err" problem every so-often. XQD is primary, CF is backup. If I format the cards in the camera or on the computer, the problem goes away for a few shots, then it comes back. If I use only one card (either card) the problem seems to go away (I have not tried this for a long shoot.)

My XQD is Sony's G series (400 MB/s). Anyone else seen this problem?
Robert M. Poston: D4, D810, V3, 14-24 F2.8, 24-70 f2.8, 70-200 f2.8, 80-400, 105 macro.

Comments

  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 6,089Moderator
    What if you use a different pair of cards together?
    Always learning.
  • rmprmp Posts: 520Member
    I have not tried that. I just ordered a slower XQD card -- it will be my second XQD card. I have a bunch of CF cards. When I get the new XQD I will try a differ pair.
    Robert M. Poston: D4, D810, V3, 14-24 F2.8, 24-70 f2.8, 70-200 f2.8, 80-400, 105 macro.
  • rmprmp Posts: 520Member
    I got the new XQD card. By itself it works as it should. So does the old XQD card. Problem still exist with bot XQD and CF cards in the D4. Now, I will try a new (different) CF card.
    Robert M. Poston: D4, D810, V3, 14-24 F2.8, 24-70 f2.8, 70-200 f2.8, 80-400, 105 macro.
  • rmprmp Posts: 520Member
    Can a CF card have or cause an intermittent problem? I know the contacts in the camera can cause an intermittent problem, but can the card be the cause? I guess I will find out the answer tonight.
    Robert M. Poston: D4, D810, V3, 14-24 F2.8, 24-70 f2.8, 70-200 f2.8, 80-400, 105 macro.
  • IronheartIronheart Posts: 3,017Moderator
    Have you pulled the battery to let the camera fully reset? And yes, you could have dirty contacts or loose connection in the CF card, just like any other electronic interface.
  • rmprmp Posts: 520Member
    Yes, Ironheart, I did pull and recharged the battery. I have tried the two-button reset to factory defaults.

    Thanks All. It was the CF cardas Iron heart suggested. I got home to my extra CF cards and I replaced the CF card with another one and the problem seems to be gone: 200+ shots and no repeat.

    I guess there are two take-away-lessons from this exercise.

    1: When a D4 tells you there is a "Card Err," it is a card error -- replace the stupid card and do not look for more trouble.

    2: Don't be so dependent on a camera. I was actually depressed over a sick camera. I must be getting old.
    Robert M. Poston: D4, D810, V3, 14-24 F2.8, 24-70 f2.8, 70-200 f2.8, 80-400, 105 macro.
  • Parke1953Parke1953 Posts: 455Member
    rmp well it is $5,000 camera.
  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,396Moderator
    And, you are not "old". Nice that all went well.....
    Msmoto, mod
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