Dead MicroSD, please help

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  1. corbs132
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    corbs132 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I have had flash drives die before, and usually i can recover them with hp disk utility (usually). My microsd card died from that damn r4 reader and now i'm screwed out of $45. It can't format, can't read, its detected ometimes as 0 bytes, other times doesn't even show up. any ideas? It means alot to me.
     
  2. adgloride

    adgloride Its A Wii Wario

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    Have you tried using another card reader other than the R4 card reader? If it is the MicroSD card it should carry a 5 year guarantee and you should be able to get another one.
     
  3. CatScam

    CatScam ScamaRama!

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    Like adgloride mentioned most cards come with 5 year to lifetime guarantees.
     
  4. yee

    yee DOTA 4EVER

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    Sandisk/Kingston have lifetime warranties.
     
  5. corbs132
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    corbs132 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Its kingston. who do i go to to return it?
     
  6. MaHe

    MaHe one lazy schmo

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  7. corbs132
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    corbs132 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    did you have some weird obyte detectio nthing?
     
  8. Dymlos

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    Same thing just happen to me 30 mins ago. I have a Kingston 1GB.

    I had it for about 2 weeks now with my R4 working perfectly, but tonight, I backup some of my saves and decided to try Biker Mice from Mars. Everything was transfering well until near the end of the transfer, my computer did a blue screen of death. It's the first time I get a blue screen on my computer yet.

    After the reboot, I open up my microSD drive and it freeze a couple of minutes then it tell me that I have nothing in my drive. I can't format or read it anymore.

    I don't have any other reader so I can't try it on another reader.


    Any help would be greatly welcome. Thanks in advance.
     
  9. corbs132
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    corbs132 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I got another reader, (sd) put micro in the sd adapter, that into usb adapter, into usb slot. sd format tool doesnt detect it ( :-( )
     
  10. corbs132
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    corbs132 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Hate double posting, but any ideas? MANY other people have problems like this
     
  11. mac900

    mac900 Newbie

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    I might have a (strange [​IMG] ) solution: use your PDA to format the card!
    I've had a problem where I could not read my micro SD anymore and even Explorer hang up.
    I used my PDA to format the SD card (FAT32, 4kB cluster) and then reformatted it on the PC (FAT32, standard clustersize) and it can be used again [​IMG] .
    This might work for you too, unless of course, it is really a hardware problem.
     
  12. Farami9

    Farami9 GBAtemp Regular

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    ok I am not using the r4 / m3 sd reader
     
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