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    Default Trail cam woes?

    Not sure if this is the right place for this

    I put up a Bushnell Trail Cam for the first time down on the Kenai

    I had 19 events and 11 images on the readout on the unit

    But when I put the card in my computer is showed as empty

    This was the cheapo card that came with the unit but it DID record on a digital camera

    Anyone else have issues like this?

    Should I be able to pop the card into a digital camera and look at the pics in the field?

    Not real keen on taking my laptop out there with me

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    Default your trailcam

    What model trailcam do you have?
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    Partner's Bushnell came with a 128 Mb card. Yes we take the digital with us to check out what came in and see if we should hang around. Not sure why the card in the computer won't work, but maybe put it into the digital and then plug it into the computer. Sometimes they are weird like that. I know it's not right but sometimes that's the way it is.

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    Could be the card is going bad. A 128mb card is pretty antiquated. I would pick up a 1 or 2 Gig card for a few bucks and try it out at the house ahead of time. It should work viewing it in your camera.
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    Ditto on the card...ITS 2009!!!

    Alaska_Lanche has a 32GB SD card, but heed Hunt'n'Photos advice...

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    This thread has me thinking of a few of my friends. You know the type.. very mechanical but scared of computers or technology in general.

    In just a few short years the digital camera has become the norm and my non-techie friends have digital cameras.

    They buy 2 - 4 gig SD cards and fill them up over a couple months. When full they stick in a new card and file away the old chip without any type of backup.

    Seems almost disastrous that the SD cards are extremely fragile and can fail at random.

    Having only tried the SanDisk brand I can only account for 2 bad chips. The small micro one for cellphone.

    Moral of story is.. burn your pics to cd/dvd , drop them on your pc, online storage --do something else besides keeping pics on a chip.

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    My trail cam cam with the same thing, and when I tried it said it was empty. I took an old 64mb SD out of an old camera that dos'nt work any more and no problems, works just fine, if I could get it from taking pictures of grass blowing in the wind.

    The one that came with the cam was a 128mb.

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