We recommend replacing SD cards every few years. They have a finite number of read/write cycles and will degrade over time, even during normal operation. Until that time, periodically check your SD card for wear and tear, especially on the electrical contacts (vertical metal strips on back) to ensure they are clean and in good condition. This will ensure proper connection and operation with the camera. If you are having troubles with an older SD card, we recommend that you discard the old one and replace with a new one.
Articles in this section
- What is Time Lapse?
- Resolving Commons Camera Issues: Not Counting Down/Card Error/No Memory/Not Taking Pictures
- Basic Camera Troubleshooting
- What to Do if Your Camera Will Not Power On
- IR Filter Reset - Black, Discolored, & Distorted Photos
- SD Card Lock - No Memory
- Recommended SD Cards
- Recommended Batteries
- How To Format An SD Card and Erase Images
- How Often Should I Replace My SD Card?