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I was on the vacation of a lifetime in Pacific NW, feeling cool because I had a new (untried) Nikon Coolpix 3700. The shots were GREAT, Oregon coast, vineyards & wineries...until I suddenly got the message "disk not available". All of my shots disappeared, and I thought that in my novice ineptitude I had simply deleted them all by pressing the wrong "tiny little" button.

Then, I started all over again, taking pictures of Portland's Japanese garden, and rose test garden, the gorge...etc. etc. Great shots.

When I returned home, I downloaded the pictures. Lo, and behold, the FIRST set of pictures could be downloaded to the computer, but the SECOND set could only be seen on the camera itself. I had the camera shop "restore" the chip (for megabucks), but the situation remains the same.

Nikon's website had an update available to "cure" the problem which apparently is caused by interfacing w/ certain manufacturer's disks: I can reformat the chip using this update. This, however, may very well cause all the information on the disk to be lost: NOT MY OBJECTIVE.

I desperately want that second set of shots. Suggestions??

Gratefully submitted, Sock Girl
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