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Urgent Help - xD chip failure

Was reviewing my shots taken when the camera sudden showed card error. I have since immediately removed the chip from the camera. From a card reader, the chip cannot be detected. What can I do to retrieve those pictures?

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Re: Urgent Help - xD chip failure

Try gently cleaning the brass contacts with a soft pencil eraser. Sometimes this clears the problem. Not sure what else to try as the chips are very much a closed system.
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Re: Urgent Help - xD chip failure

And it could just be old age, those XD cards are ... ancient.
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Re: Urgent Help - xD chip failure

There are several file recovery programmes on the web that I'm told seem to work ok. Maybe one of them might help? I don't have any recommendations myself but maybe others will.
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Re: Urgent Help - xD chip failure

Did the cleaning. As of now, the chip is not even detected. Tried 3 different readers and nothing works.

It's got 3 days of my Hokkaido tour inside.
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