Birthday Party ( Photos Unreadable) Dilemma

by Karen S
(Lennon, MI)

Birthday Photography Memories<br>Corrupted Memory Card?

Birthday Photography Memories
Corrupted Memory Card?

"Taking photos during grandson's birthday. "Can not play back image"
I had 50 pictures that I reviewed each as taken now can not view or print them????
Can see the image number, but won't open. What happened? "

Hi Karen,

Thanks for your question about that dreadly message from your camera: "Can not play back image" . Sorry for your troubles. I know it can be so very disappointing to lose important images that never make it to your computer.

Your card is likely corrupted.

I'm assuming you used a compatible card with your camera and that you didn't use one of those micro SD cards with an adapter. The micro SD cards are so tiny and much more likely to get damaged easily. They should not be used on cameras that were designed to take full sized memory cards.

Canon photo Playback Error Message

I don't know what brand of camera you have, but this is what the Canon website says about this issue.

When playing back images on a camera, if the "Cannot playback image" message appears, the main causes are as follows.

1. You are trying to play back images captured with a non-Canon camera.

2. Images in the memory card have been imported to a computer and rotated or edited and then written back to a memory card.

Import the images to a computer and check if they can be displayed. For information on how to import images to a computer, please see the EOS Utility Instruction Book bundled with the camera.

3. The memory card is malfunctioning. If the memory card has been corrupted, you'll likely need to get some recovery software. Here is more information.
Free Recovery Software

I also found these possible reasons for not being able to access your photos at
1. When stored images get deleted accidentally then Cannot Playback File Error can be faced.
2. If you have formatted your drive.
3. Due to severe virus attack.
4. Improper handling of device.
5. Due to file system corruption.
6. Due to physically damaged media.
7. Header file corruption.

Good Luck,

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