If you’re a digital camera-user, you probably take a fair amount of pictures, and then enjoy uploading them to your computer and sharing them with your friends (or at least I do.)
So you can imagine my grief when I found out from one the Best Buy Geeks that my memory chip had “died.”
Apparently, this happens sometimes — for no good reason. The Geek said it could be that my memory chip (stocked with 200 photos from Kyoto) was just a little bit old. But it really wasn’t that old…
Since there’s nothing I can do about my beloved lost photos, all I can do is provide some advice on how to not let this happen to you:
- If you’re going on an epic trip, test out your current memory chips beforehand: Snap some photos, then try to upload them to your computer. (The first sign that my memory chip was failing was that I wasn’t able to upload from it.) If this works just fine, then your memory chips are probably ok.
- Buy an extra memory chip or two, just in case.
- If you’re bringing a laptop with you: upload often.
- If you’re not: help me bring back the disposable camera trend! Seriously, I’ve begun using disposable cameras lately and love it. I like that you can’t see what you’ve taken a picture of until you get it developed. And, the photos have a cool effect to them, like they’re vintage.
I think my memory chip dying was a freak accident, but still — better safe than sorry!