Saturday, February 26, 2005
Good day, bad CD
I unexpectedly got to go to the zoo yesterday. I had a great time, but at one point the camera on the tripod got knocked over -- not easy to do, but it happened. I don't know if it was me trying to avoid on eof the far too many kids there, or if one of the kids got it, but the thing hit the floor and bounced. The camera is fine, but now I see that the disc that had been in it got cracked. Bad news since this is the majority of my pictures, but that's the way it goes. I think I can still pull some of the pictures off since I can get a few to pull up on the camera, but I can't get the disc to recognize on the computer. If I can find the old USB cord, I can take it over to the other computer next door and download what I can save though. There were 199 pictures on that disc. I wonder if I just delete the ones that won't pull up at all if I will be able to get it to read -- no, won't let me, which is too bad.
Well, not tonight, anyway. The good news is that I found the cord without a problem!
Actually, it looks like everything but the first six pictures might be all right, if I can just get to them. And I have faith that I can. Just need the right equipment. I want to see if I can get something to work here, but needs a restart. This would be so nice if it worked out this time!
UPDATE THREE AND HALF HOURS LATER
After a couple hours of messing around, I finally got the computer to not only recognize the camera as another hard drive, but to also read the damaged disc! It is copying stuff right now. Slow going, but still there. I really think this is going to work!
I should have been working on other things, of course. But I'm happy to have this working!
Oh, and I'm typing on my Ipac so that I don't mess with anything on the computer. (Of course the fancy aquarium screen saver kicks in right then and scared the hell out of me. )
It's almost done. I have a couple other sections to copy if I can, but it was these pictures that worried me.
I have several projects that I need to focus on over the next few days -- ah. Copy done. Now to try and grab the little vids. They're doing well! Done! Next section! I did some audio material that I’ve never done before -- little five second tags saying what a picture is instead of handwritten or PDA notes.
I think I'm done. I think I just saved even the ones that wouldn't read on the camera!
I am now a happy person.
It even copied the pictures that the camera could not read, and they look great.
And I have burnt all the material onto another disk. Okay, it took me hours, and I should have been doing any number of other things -- but it worked. I got all the pictures. There are even some pretty good ones there!
Ah. Much better than it looked about three hours ago. Tired. Very sore -- lots of walking carting around tripod, camera, bag full of batteries and Ipaq -- but I'm very happy. Going to bed soon and get some more sleep before I try to do anything else tonight!
Well, after I look at the pictures again.