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What is possibly wrong with this?!?!

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What is possibly wrong with this?!?!

I have a sony dsc-t7 with a 1gig memory stick

took the pictures today at the raptors game and when its viewed on the camera, its completely fine
but when i upload it, it becomes this

[IMG]http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/5948/dsc00075pc.jpg[/IMG]


about 90% of my images become like that!!!

Anyone know the issue?
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ouch!
hopes its not the shot of a lifetime pics
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Looks like a corrupted memory card?
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Guy wrote:
Nov 22nd, 2009 9:47 pm
Looks like a corrupted memory card?
possibly, i think this as well.

my camera phone does that too and it uses a memory card also


any ways of fixing this?
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i had similar stuff happen to my images. turns out it was the RAM in my computer. I never knew transferring images ever touched the RAM but it does pass through.
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ryan_lau100 wrote:
Nov 22nd, 2009 11:35 pm
i had similar stuff happen to my images. turns out it was the RAM in my computer. I never knew transferring images ever touched the RAM but it does pass through.
Lots of computer functions pass through the RAM first - think of it as a buffer between your CPU and your hard drive. It's called Random Access Memory for a reason. :razz:

To the OP, do a memtest (Google it, it's a free application less than a MB big).

To determine which stick is faulty, test it one by one by yanking each stick if you have more than one stick in your PC.
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CSAgent wrote:
Nov 22nd, 2009 11:57 pm
think of it as a buffer between your CPU and your hard drive. It's called Random Access Memory for a reason. :razz:
Not that it matters, but FYI the "Random-Access" in RAM has nothing to do with it being a random/temporary buffer. It refers to the ability to access any piece of memory in a constant amount of time. (as opposed to, say, linear-access which implies accessing the "first" memory address is faster than the "last").
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supernerd wrote:
Nov 23rd, 2009 1:53 pm
Not that it matters, but FYI the "Random-Access" in RAM has nothing to do with it being a random/temporary buffer. It refers to the ability to access any piece of memory in a constant amount of time. (as opposed to, say, linear-access which implies accessing the "first" memory address is faster than the "last").
i finally understand the significance of your avatar name :cheesygri

your nic name is well deserved :)

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