Article ID : 00028714 / Last Modified : 08/16/2015

Can recording media be removed from a camera while the red access light is lit?

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WARNING: There is a risk of data loss. Removing recording media while it is being accessed by a camera may corrupt or damage the stored data.

Memory Stick® media, CompactFlash® (CF) cards, and other recording media should never be removed when the red access lamp on a camera is illuminated. When the access lamp is lit, data is either being read or written to the recording media. Removing the recording media during this time may ruin the stored data.