Can't format microSD card

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  1. swimmeringer
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    swimmeringer GBAtemp Regular

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    I cannot format my Sandisk 8gb miscroSDHC card. I have tried what i think is everything, but if you have suggestions, I'll try it, even if I already have.

    This is the second card this has happened to, and I'm not willing to buy another one. Should I just give up on SD cards?

    When I plug it into my computer, it gets extremely hot, and when Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit tells me to format it, it says that it's only a 30.9 mb card. I know this card isn't a fake, it used to work.

    Please help!
     
  2. tk_saturn

    tk_saturn GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Do a low level format, also try another card reader. If this is the second time it's happened to you, it's probably a cheap card reader causing it.
     
  3. GH0ST

    GH0ST Your Hero is a Ghost

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    Yes or even try from another computer. Try "Testdisk" on it if a fast format fails. Perhaps a table corruption. You can recover some cards with linux or live "rescuedisk" format or recovering tools.
     
  4. Matthew

    Matthew GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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  5. swimmeringer
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    swimmeringer GBAtemp Regular

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    Thanks for the replies so far. I do consider myself technologically inclined, but can you please be specific and note steps to take? Thank you. I have tried multiple readers. I have tried the HDD Low Level Format Tool.
     
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