Lightroom 6.9: Fail to import images (Bad reader cord)

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New user LR 6.9. Imported 80,000+ images, no problems. Moved from Mac PB 2014 to external HD to Drobo 5C, no problems. Editing, no problems. Catalog integrity done every shut down--takes a short time.

Shot 2,000+ images in France and imported them last week without a problem. Half from a 64 GB ScanDisk ExtremePlus card and a second ScanDisk Ultra 64 GB card. Not even a momentary hangup. Pictures look great.

Shot 196 images over weekend with first memory cards in the same Nikon D750. Many thumbnails had bands of color. LR would not import all of them. I finally succeeded in bringing them into LR by importing one image at a time. No bands of color in the imports.

I thought the problem might be overloading buffer/corrupting files--the weekend 196 was first time I've done burst shooting. So, I formatted the ExtremePlus card, and shot 200 images with buffer constantly full. Same problem. Then I formatted and shot 200 images very slowly. Same problem. Each time I got the error "The following files were not imported because they could not be read or the destination folder is not writable." 

I then went to the 64 GB ScanDisk Ultra and shot 175 images. Same problem. LR imported the first two images, reported that neither could be edited, and gave the error above again.  I tried importing one image at a time but the individual imports can not be edited. 

So, at this point, I can't get anything from the D750 into LR 6.9.

Suggestions? 
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Paul Dezendorf

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Horseshoe nail problem. I followed the path of the images and replaced each element, such as cords and card readers. There was an intermittent problem with a card reader device. I replaced the device and tested by importing both the Ultra and the Extreme test batches. No problems.

I'll leave this post as a reminder that sometimes the the very small items can cause major problems!