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Nov 04 2004

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Clean memory

A few minutes ago I moved the laundry from the washer to the dryer … after I started the dryer I noticed a thunking noise. Usually this means some coins were left in a pocket and was rattling around in the dryer.

So I fished around in the dryer to find the rattling items … and I found a compact flash memory card. It apparently had been left in a pocket after one of our photo expeditions.

Considering it had been washed I figured it was toast. Scratch one Lexar 256mb 40x CF card 🙁 .

Just for grins, however, I decided to put it in the reader to see if anything was recoverable. Lo-and-behold … the card appears to be working fine. Even chkdsk reports everything OK.

Cool.

2 comments

  1. david

    Looks like I’m not the only one to do this …

    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,13576932

  2. Mike Wills

    My USB key has been washed twice and survived. At least some things are built to last!

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