Is my SD card dead?

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Dec 9, 2009

Is my SD card dead? by Magmorph at 2:08 AM (862 Views / 0 Likes) 5 replies

  1. Magmorph
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    Member Magmorph GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I have a sandisk 16 gb micro SDHC card that has been working for a long time until I tried to use it today. I connected it to my computer and it seemed to be functioning correctly until I tried to add or delete a file from it. It never returns an error but the file is never written. All of the files I previously had on it are still there. I have tried formatting it but it gets about half way through and stops and returns an error. Even after the attempted format none of the files have been deleted(some of them are corrupted though). I hope there is something I can do to fix it I don't want to buy a new one. [​IMG]
     
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    Try panasonics sd formatter (free - use google to find)

    or

    Use a dumb device to try and format it (camera, phone) I have recovered several using my camera (mine only takes 8GB tho!)
     
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    yes if your using windows and your using the built in format tool windows has it doesn't always work go get a 3rd party formatter or try formatting it in cmdprompt [​IMG] that saved my old 4GB before I got my 8GB don't ask for the command line to do it though this was 3 years ago O.o
     
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    Use panasonics sd formatter.
    its the fastest and easiest way to see if you can recover your SD
     
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    but what the guys are forgetting to say back-up your files first [​IMG]
     
  6. Magmorph
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    I tried using my camera and panasonic's formatter and they both say the SD card is locked. This doesn't make sense because micro SD cards cannot be locked. I will try the command prompt later and see if it does anything.
     

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