HELP!!!I think my Micro SD card is bricked!

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  1. kevenka
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    OK, I recently dled the DSbible and put it on my DS aswell as a few other roms. Next thing I knew, I can't load anything more onto it. I was like...ok maybe it is the card reader...so I took out the SD and put it in my cyclod to check if it was the SD. It said I had to reformat it. Now as I try to click into my SD card...it just says there's nothing there...Anyone had this problem and have a solution?

    P.S. My computer does not recognize a disk if there is in there.
     
  2. wilddenim

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    All I think of what to do is to try and format it and test it by adding one or two games to see if it works.
     
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    I consider that but it won't let me reformat b/c it doesn't read anything there. It recognize there is a G drive being in use, but no file to reformat or anything. I can't open it.
     
  4. Sephi

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    Maybe a different card reader would work.
     
  5. kevenka
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    I thought that would be the case, but I am near positive it is the SD card b/c my ds can't read it.*And I currently have no other card reader to check*

    I used another card reader, it can't seem to read it.
     
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    I really need help please...*I think I may have posted in the wrong forum which may explain why people aren't reading it?* but yes, anyone who knows anything about why this is happening please explain...
     
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    As an Athiest I think you can guess what i'm about to say.



    However, ITS THE CARD... methinks
     
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    DSBible, eh? Try praying. [​IMG]

    Seriously though, try formatting the card in another device, such as a phone or a camera.
     
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    It got scratched to the point it cant read, from taking it out and putting it in all those times. I have no idea how you can fix it though happened to me, now i keep backup data.
     
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    I had a SD card die once. Couldn't be read or formatted in any reader or device. I had to send it in (usually they have lifetime warranty I think? It was a Corsair.) Got a free replacement in like a week, so not too bad.
     
  11. Destructobot

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    A memory card that can't be accessed in a computer anymore can sometimes be recovered by formatting it in a phone or a camera.
     
  12. kevenka
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    interesting feedbacks guys...I would think that is possible that it may be b/c of all the scratches...but why hasn't anyone else had this problem? I mean, i had mine less than a year and others more...so yea, not sure how accurate the scratching thing is but still possible. As for reformatting it, I can't b/c there is nothing to reformat. My computer does not read a micro sd inside the g drive. It recgonizes something is there, but can't access it or read it.
     
  13. Destructobot

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    That's why you try it in a camera or a phone. It's not a guaranteed fix, but it does sometimes work for cards with the symptoms you described.
     
  14. kevenka
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    I didn't know you could reformat a sd card on a phone...Can you go into further details bot?(and thanks [​IMG])
     
  15. 754boy

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    Lol further details? It,s simple. You put the card in, the phone detects it. Then you go to whatever settings and format it. Thats how it works on my phone.
     
  16. Destructobot

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    What 754boy said. I don't have a cell phone or a camera that takes SD cards so I've never done this myself, but I've seen quite a few reports of it working.

    Obviously, you'll need access to a phone or camera that takes SD cards (or SDHC cards, if that's what you've got), and an adapter if it takes full size or miniSD cards.
     
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    thanks you guys,
    I'll try it when I get home. I am currently at UT Austin for orientation...so my sd card isn't with me...So yea, Thanks and I'll post the updates on what happens.