You CAN Recover Photos From a Non-Working Memory Card
FlashFixers specializes in recovering data from memory cards in any condition, especially non-working memory cards. If your memory card or SD card has any of the following conditions, we can help:
- Broken or physically damaged
- Card error
- Not detected
- Not recognized by a computer, camera, or phone
- Photos are deleted, grayed out, scrambled, have lines through them, or are missing pixels
If your memory card has met any of those conditions, or is in need of repair, contact FlashFixers data recovery experts. We can help you fix your memory card and restore your data quickly.
“My memory card for my camera failed right as I was finishing a client’s photography session. My friend referred me to FlashFixers, and I sent them my memory card the very next business day. They worked on my card and were able to recover all of my lost images. It was a huge relief. They repaired my card and sent it back quickly with all the images. I was very impressed by their service and professionalism. If I find myself in a similar situation I won’t hesitate to use them again.” – Jennifer Talley, Professional Photographer
What Types of Memory Cards Do You Work With?
Our memory card data recovery services most frequently restore data from the following types of memory cards:
- SD (Secure Digital) cards
- Micro SD, SDHC, and SDXC cards used in mobile phones
- CompactFlash (CF) cards
SD cards and MicroSD cards are the most popular types of memory cards for many mobile phones and cameras. CF cards, or CompactFlash cards, are the most common type of memory cards found in professional SLR cameras. They are the fastest and most durable type of memory card. CF cards are also more likely to contain raw images.
Although SD, microSD, and CF cards are the most popular media used in today’s latest digital cameras and cell phones, pictures can still get lost from media used in legacy cameras. FlashFixers Lab also services these different media types:
- Memory Stick Pro Duo
- MMC (MultiMedia card)
- xD Picture card
- mini-SD card
- USB Flash Drive
What Data Can Be Recovered From Memory Cards?
We can recover photos, videos, raw images, music, files, and even deleted data from all types of memory cards.
What Memory Card Brands and Manufacturers Do You Work With?
We work with all brands and manufacturers of memory cards and with all storage capacities, including:
- Kingston Technology
“As a professional photographer and Lab Manager, I was frantic when my memory (with client work) went corrupt. In a panic, I reached out to a colleague who tried unsuccessfully to retrieve my files. He referred me to FlashFixers and not only did they get back my precious work, but did so VERY quickly. Rich and his team are without out a doubt the best in New England if you have card error problems. They put me at ease and I would highly recommend them to anyone!” – Leisha Macdougall, Professional Photographer
What Is The Cost of Data Recovery for Memory Cards and SD Cards? How Does the Data Recovery Process Work?
FlashFixers offers two recovery levels for memory cards. The standard recovery is the default recovery method and the most affordable. In cases where the standard recovery is insufficient to recover the data, and in extreme cases where the memory card is physically damaged, broken, or severely corrupted, the advanced chip-level recovery can be used.
- Standard Recovery (Starting at $40)
In the standard recovery, the card is accessed externally using either a card reader or special connectors to gain access to the card. If the card responds, the data is read from the card and converted into photos or other file formats.
Prices are based on the amount of data recovered and start at $40 for the first GB of data. Each additional GB of recovered data is $15, so that recoveries up to 2GB are $55, up to 3GB are $70, and so on. Detailed pricing information is available on our pricing page, but it is also copied below for your convenience.
|Up to 1GB
|Each Add’l GB
|Search for Deleted Photos
|Fix Broken USB Connector
Recoveries are saved to CD (700MB or less) or DVD (up to 4.2GB). Even larger recoveries may be saved to a USB flash drive. The recovery price includes the cost of the new media with your saved pictures on it as well as the return shipping. If there is no recovery, we ship the media back to you for a $10 service and shipping fee. A non-recovery is the worst case scenario for both you and us, so we do everything to make sure that does not happen. And with FlashFixers’ 95% success rate, you can be sure that we stand by our word.
- Advanced Chip Level Recovery (Typically $300-$600)
Some cards do not respond to standard level recovery and may require chip level recovery. For this type of recovery, the NAND memory chips containing the photos are read directly using either a custom fixture or soldering wires directly to the chip. The chips are read bit by bit, then the data is converted into files and photos using proprietary algorithms that match to the manufacturer and type of controller IC. Success rates are about 70% depending on the manufacturer. FlashFixers is one of the few companies in the world specializing in this type of chip removal and data recovery.
Pricing depends on the capacity of the memory card and is paid only if successful. There is a $75 non-refundable deposit which applies towards the recovery cost.
Are You Ready for Your Photo Recovery?
Are you ready to restore your lost photos from your memory card or SD card?
To begin the recovery process, you first complete a service request form and send your memory card to FlashFixers via mail or courier. We’ll let you know once we receive it. Then, we will evaluate your device (for free!) and attempt a full recovery of your data. Your recovered data will be saved to a CD, DVD, or USB flash drive. It will be returned to you, along with your memory card, via USPS first class mail.
“Just wanted to let you know that yet another CF card went crazy. I can’t get to my data, so I sent the card to you, the guru of CF problems. You did an incredible job for me the last time this happened, while I was running around panicking, thinking I had lost wedding photos, and it was all for nothing… I am passing your name on to all the other digital photographers I know.” – Pepper Nix, Pepper Nix Photography
Why Choose FlashFixers For Your Memory Card Recovery?
Recovering photos from memory cards was the service that started it all for FlashFixers more than 16 years ago. It’s what we do best.
Since 2002, we have perfected data recovery techniques for memory cards. We restore data from memory cards faster and more efficiently than anyone else, all at a very reasonable and low cost to the customer. Because of this, we were selected to partner exclusively with Walgreens to provide its high throughput media recovery service.
We are committed to providing our customers with the best data recovery service AND the best customer service. We value your peace of mind and your data, and we work around the clock to bring you both.
Still wondering if we can help you? Call us today!
“There are no words strong enough to thank you! I really thought the photos were gone for good. You have changed all that. The speed with which all this has been done is incredible. I sent my smartcard to you last Saturday and today, Wednesday, I have the wonderful results on my computer!” – Carolyn Talbot Hoagland, East Lansing, MI
“The folks at flash fixers have helped me a few times with flash cards and drives that were not totally functional. The owner is patient with questions and great at keeping in touch with updates. A great business you can trust.” – Marcella Hoekstra
Call us Toll Free (888) 834-9377 or Local (603) 775-7600
Main Office & Local Drop-Offs
One New Hampshire Avenue, Suite 125
Portsmouth, NH 03801
FlashFixers Recovery Lab
6 Merles Lane
Stratham, NH 03885