MicroSD problem, can anyone help?

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Sep 22, 2009
  1. DarkJDL
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    Newcomer DarkJDL Member

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    For starters, I wanna point out that I'm not where any good in hardwares.

    months ago; I bought a Kingston 2GB MicroSD along with a DSTT (I had a USB Adaptor for the MicroSD that came along)
    So far so good; I been using the USB Adaptor in order to play my pirated games and all
    but 4 days ago, I somehow lost everything; seeing on my DS Screen a "Menu?" with a >_> looking character;
    Then I checked on my MicroSD "pook" nothing anymore 0 Bytes free/total/used
    So I was like, no big deal; I bought a new MicroSD, 4 GB this time, It was working fine until yesterday then "pook" lost everything again
    Both time I lost everything was when I was backuping my saves and changing my games. I realised that my USB Adaptor was terribly hot, so I've unplugged it.
    after it cooled down; I tried to format my 4GB which had the same exact problem as the 2GB, and it worked this time. so I've let the USB adaptor cool down again and tried with the 2GB as well, both worked, but not perfectly fine. I takes a very long time to read/write files to the MicroSDs and whenever I play on my DS, I get slowdowns in games I did not have any slowdowns before.

    so my question is: Is there anyone who knows if it can be fixed totally?

    note: everytime I unplug stuff from my computer, I hit "Safely Remove Hardware". and everything always worked fine up until 4 days ago and yesterday.


    edit: Thanks anyone who helps

    meanwhile, I'll try formatting in NTFS instead of Fat32
     
  2. Gobnoblin

    Member Gobnoblin GBAtemp Regular

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    i've heard the usb adaptors can be quite spotty... and I've had some that worked and somethat didn't and some that worked part time lol... if possible get a new adapter or even a card reader ( thats what i have now and i love it) good luck and let us know how it goes..... also if you are reformatting there is an awesome app that is made specifically for these cards i believe... now if i can only remember what it is... try a search for it
    aha! panasonic sd formatter located here:
    panasonic sd formatter
     
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    Panasonic SD Formatter.
     
  4. DarkJDL
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    I'm gonna try Panasonic SD Formatter right now.

    and yes I've quit using the USB Adaptor and I've downloaded my integrated card reader's driver in order to try that instead, so far I got no result
    but I'll try the program you guys told me, Thanks for the help. I'll reply once I tried it


    ---edit---

    It seems that I've gotta go somewhere, it's at 29% right now I'll try it when I come back
     
  5. DarkJDL
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    Newcomer DarkJDL Member

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    sorry for double post

    OMFG YOU GUYS OWN!!! IT"S FIXED!!! IT WORKS!!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! =D
    actually, it feels even FASTER than before now
    =D I might be wrong through. I been having slow downs for some times so maybe I forgot the real speed out of despair XD lol
    anyways, Thanks a lot. sincerly
     
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    glad it worked out for you ... I had to use the formatter before too and now i use it for all my cards
     

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