I was up late last night playing as per usual, when I switched it off whilst it was still accessing the SMC. Bugger. I turned it back on and the GP32 wasnt playing ball and refused to recognise the SMC still inserted - in effect I had screwed up the SMC. At this point I had that rare brown trouser moment as my SNES RPG saves were on the card (second in a month after flashing the bios). But how do I recover my game saves...? well this is what I did... Having an SMC card reader really helped and on my PC it read the card fine and so copied all the files across to the PC. Knowing that my digital camera uses 8.3 file format I formatted the card in the camera. Knowing that Windows formatting isnt especially great. Although am sure there are FAT12 format utilites somewhere out on the 'net. Copied back across all the files from the PC - a couple had "extra data" so didnt copy those. Most of all the SNES RPG saves were fine! Lessons to be learned from this are to make sure the GP32 has done its thing before you switch off, and that all is not lost. Card readers are worth their weight in gold.