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Re: My rebel T6s wont recognize sd card

That is exactly what I did.  Upgraded to Class 10 card and replaced other sd cards (cheapies).

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Re: My rebel T6s wont recognize sd card

Has anyone found a solution yet for this?  I just got a brand new Rebel T6 and it is giving me this error in trying to read a brand new Sandisk 32gb class 10 flash card.  I have tried formatting on the computer first but it still will not recognize the card.  The card works fine in my older point and shoot.  Anyone have any ideas?

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Re: My rebel T6s wont recognize sd card

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Are you trying to use a micro SD card in an adaptor?  Micro SD's will not work.

I suggest going out and getting a brand new top of the line SD card and trying it. 

 


Micro SD cards should not be a problem. They are made to the same specs as a regular size SD card. I was using a 32 micro in my T5 for two years and 30,000 shots until I switched it into my phone. When my wife got me this T6i, I again bought a 32 Gb micro. I've put almost 4,600 shots on the T6i, using this microSD with no problem.

 

The T6i manual requires SD, SDHC, or SDXC with UDC supported. (see pg 5) There is no requirement for full size cards.

 

What could be a problem is the microSD holder. If that was defective or had bad contacts it would prevent the camera from reading it. Any testing should be with the microSD card in the holder. What could also be a problem is the card not seating properly. If the card is removed for testing though, that becomes less likely. A long shot is there is something inside the card slot blocking the contacts. 

 

I do recommend keeping a second card as a spare. Whether 16 or 32 Gb makes little difference. Either hold a lot of pictures.

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Re: My rebel T6s wont recognize sd card


theandies wrote:

ebiggs1 wrote:

I am afraid Scott has the right advice.  You don't have the write protect switch on, do you.  Although you can format the SD card in a computer, it isn't a good idea.  


I agree on using the camera to format the card.  The only reason I suggested using the computer first is to wipe all the data off the card since he stated it wouldn't work in the camera hense he can't format it using the camera.  Maybe by formatting in a computer it will allow the camera to read the card.  Once the card can be read by the camera then the camera could be used to format the card.


I agree, just to add though,

 

Using a computer to check the read and write of the card is smart. If the computer can not recognize the card strongly suggests that the card is at fault. The test would also tell you if the protect switch is on but a visual check also helps.

 

If the camera can still not recognize the card, then start troubleshooting the card & camera interface. A hard reboot of the camera is a good place to start.

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Re: My rebel T6s wont recognize sd card


ryanisthefitz wrote:

Has anyone found a solution yet for this?  I just got a brand new Rebel T6 and it is giving me this error in trying to read a brand new Sandisk 32gb class 10 flash card.  I have tried formatting on the computer first but it still will not recognize the card.  The card works fine in my older point and shoot.  Anyone have any ideas?


When formatting a card on a computer, make sure you format it to the correct file system (FAT32 or whatever). Formatting on a computer can help, but it can backfire if the file format is one that the camera can't grok.

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Re: My rebel T6s wont recognize sd card

I have a similar problem. i just purchased a Rebel t6 recently and received it yesterday. I used it for about an hour or so and then it would not playback my images. I found that if i shut it off a few times it would work for a little before doing the same thing. Then it began to tell me that it could not read my sd card. The card was also brand new. i formatted the card to my camera twice, didnt seem to fix it. (I put the card into my computer and was able to veiw the pictures just fine). I got it to work a few times by re-inserting the card and the battery a few times again and again. But as of now it will not allow me to veiw my pictures on the camera or take pictures, when i do it  just shuts the screen off or displays error #2 and says it cannot connest to my card. I am new to the camera world so i don't know if it is me being silly or the camera! If someone could help it would be very appreciated! Thanks.

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Re: My rebel T6s wont recognize sd card

First option might be to specify "low level format" when you format the card in your camera.  If that doesn't help, try another full sized SD card.  If that still doesn't work, the path of least resistance may be a call to Canon's support line and a warranty return/repair.

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Re: My rebel T6s wont recognize sd card


cassjo01 wrote:

I have a similar problem. i just purchased a Rebel t6 recently and received it yesterday. I used it for about an hour or so and then it would not playback my images. I found that if i shut it off a few times it would work for a little before doing the same thing. Then it began to tell me that it could not read my sd card. The card was also brand new. i formatted the card to my camera twice, didnt seem to fix it. (I put the card into my computer and was able to veiw the pictures just fine). I got it to work a few times by re-inserting the card and the battery a few times again and again. But as of now it will not allow me to veiw my pictures on the camera or take pictures, when i do it  just shuts the screen off or displays error #2 and says it cannot connest to my card. I am new to the camera world so i don't know if it is me being silly or the camera! If someone could help it would be very appreciated! Thanks.


It would have helped if you had stated what size, type, and brand of card you are using.  

 

Stick to major name brand cards like Lexar or Sandisk.  I have had issues with DNY thumb drives, so I have not used their SD cards, at all.  Stick to only full size SD cards, because the micro-SD card adapters are unreliable.  I would advise only using a 32 GB, or smaller, card in a T6, or any older Rebel design, despite what the instruction manuals might say or claim.

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Re: My rebel T6s wont recognize sd card

Oh sorry, I didn't think of that. It was a 16g sdhc memory card. I'm not sure of the brand something "pro".

Shortly after I posted my question last night I was given a 4g SanDisk sdhc card and got it to work.

Thank you for your replies!
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Re: My rebel T6s wont recognize sd card

A card with "Pro", "Excel", "Ultra", etc means nothing. Look for "Class 10". That is all you need to know. A Class 10 will do anything you ask your card to do.

 

Second, buy from a legitimate place. There are many counterfeit cards out there. Amazon is the worse place to buy from. Name brand places that buy from the manufacturer are the best. Adorama, B&H, and even in a Walmart store should be safe.

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SD cards have a failure rate of under 2%. Full size SD cards are no more prone to fail than a micro SD card. The probability of running into a counterfeit card is greater than the card failing.

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