REpair your corrupted microSD card :)

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by phoood, May 25, 2007.

  1. phoood

    phoood taking it to a whole new level.

    Jul 28, 2006
    United States
    I've finally fixed my two microSD cards [​IMG]


    I first bought two microSD cards when I first got my supercard lite. One was an ultra2 and the other was a generic sandisk (both were 1gb).
    A few months later..
    One day I gave DSO's homebrew database another whirl (the homebrew db had corrupted my cards some how before that, but nothing serious. I tried out a rubber band game and I must say that was fun. Then I downloaded wolfenstein 3d hoping that it might finally work after corrupting it's own files/folders every time I downloaded it. ... ... ... It didn't actually explode, but I did when I discovered that windows could not recognize my ultra2 at all. Great, so my supercard can still use it, but I cant even format it through windows, and moonshell and dso would not load anymore.

    My other card corrupted it self a month later. I again used dso's homebrew db and downloaded nethack. Same issue, EXCEPT I tried to edit the card it self via hex editor (someone here at gbatemp suggested that, but also said do so at my own risk). I don't know very much about hex editing but I think I replaced the wrong sector with 00's. Now this card was totally useless and I end up buying another two at $15 each.

    For some reason, it occurred to me that almost all digital cameras can format the memory card, so I gave it a try and now i'm a happy temper [​IMG] .
  2. ndela007

    ndela007 GBAtemp Regular

    May 6, 2007
    United States
    Glad to hear you got your cards back to working order, funny how you had to use a digi. camera to fix it though [​IMG]
  3. iwakura

    iwakura HHNNNNNNGGGG

    Jul 20, 2006
    United States
    i think its because most digital cameras don't actually check to see if the card is readable or not. if there's something there, it'll start formatting [​IMG]

    in a way, its much better than a computer, which recognizes that it has problems and completely ignores it altogether.