I need suggestions for "saving" this SD card..

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Mar 8, 2011
  1. Ketsujo
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    Hey, guys.

    I've got a SanDisk 8GB MicroSD card that somehow ended up getting corrupted.

    It had all my save data and everything on it--and I stupidly didn't make a SAV file backup.

    Honestly, I've tried about everything I can think of to recover the files off of it, but try as I might, my computer will never read it.

    "Please insert a disk into Removable Disk (G:)"

    Unfortunately, since my computer doesn't even DETECT it, I can't go in and reformat it. I've tried detecting it with the Panasonic SD Formatter

    I've tried different ports on my laptop, as have I tried using a digital camera as the reader--I've tried on my desktop as well, so the fault lies purely with the SD card.

    It isn't the reader that's at fault--I'm using an old reader that came with an original R4 card a long time ago. I know it's not the reader because it effortlessly picks up my 4GB SanDisk MicroSD card that I used before buying the 8GB.

    At the moment, I don't even care about saving the files that are on it--but I'm strapped for cash right now, and since I need to either fix this card or invest in a second one, I'd much rather find a way to reformat my current card.

    Do you guys think that it's fixable? I've searched all across the net to try and find ways to salvage the thing, but I haven't had much luck. I figure it's about time that I bother you guys with the question--can't really think of a better place to ask this. *Laughs*

    Any insight would be greatly appreciated--I'll test out your suggestions ASAP.
     
  2. Zorua

    Zorua Newbie

    Do you have a mobile or any other gadget that uses MicroSD?
     
  3. Ketsujo
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    Nah, not to my knowledge--my phone's ancient.

    I've got devices that support full-sized SD cards, but nothing that has a direct port for MicroSD's.
     
  4. Zorua

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    Do you have a microSD -> SD adapter?
     
  5. Ketsujo
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    Yeah, I do--that's what I used to try detecting it through my camera. No luck there.

    Thanks for the insight by the way, Zorua.
     
  6. Zorua

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    Well then, try the suggestions posted here.
     
  7. Ketsujo
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    Thanks again, I'll post back after I do.

    I really appreciate it. @_@
     
  8. Zorua

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    No problem! [​IMG]
     
  9. Ketsujo
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    I owe you one, Zorua.

    Disk Manager wasn't able to detect the card through my USB reader, but I tried the SD adapter, and by a stroke of fortune, it picked it up.

    When I tried to reformat it my windows all became unresponsive--but after I restarted, with a bit of freezing troubles I was able to get it reformatted. (Couldn't save my data, but I'm fine with that.)

    Works perfectly again. I'm really happy I was able to save it. Thanks for all your help. n_n
     
  10. Zorua

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    I didn't really do anything much, but yeah I'm glad that it works again! [​IMG]
     

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