Ruined Micro SD?

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Dec 19, 2009

Ruined Micro SD? by yatesl at 5:21 PM (1,048 Views / 0 Likes) 12 replies

  1. yatesl
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    It was all working fine before. Whilst messing about with the Acekard, I used the Samsung formatter, and found the card ran faster. All well so far. Then I put the AKAIO Moonshell loader on to my card, without the rest of the Moonshell files, however. Obviously, it didn't work, so I reset my DSi.

    Now, though, the DSi won't read the MicroSD card, nor will my laptop (using a MicroSD reader). Anyone know what the problem is here? Did the Loader somehow corrupt it? If so, is there any way to save it?
     
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    ur reader is spoil not ur microsd... if ur micro sd really spoil got claim ur warranty, some brand provide life time warranty=)
     
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    If that was the case, the Acekard 2i would read it too. Instead, it's stuck on "Loading".
     
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    mayb the very last tiem u copy file the circuit burn, so the file corrupt lead to this prob
     
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    When you say your laptop won't read it, does that mean it doesn't detect the drive also in device manager/disk management tool, in windows? If not, you could try and force format it, maybe the file system got corrupted.
     
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    The USB adapter acknowledges it (the red light comes on), but nothing shows up in My Computer, Disk Management, or the likes. When I put it in the DSi, it has the blue Loading text. Samsung Formatter doesn't read it either, as the computer doesn't.

    It's like I'm just putting a piece of plastic in there.
     
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    This worked for me.
    Try taking your finger and touch all the metal contacts with a single stroke. That should get it to work for you. It is much like "blowing" in your old NES Carts.
     
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    lol I had a card problem today, at first I thought it was an error when formatting then I saw the huge crack all the way down the middle and that it was being held together with the label I put on it
     
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    I once had a MicroSD that could not be read at all just as described in the OP and rubbing the metal contacts made it work so I can confirm this may be a solution.
     
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    Still no luck, unfortunately. I'm confused as to how running an NDS file has made it fully unresponsive.

    Meh, it might be a blessing in disguise. I'd wanted (well, crossed my mind once or twice) to upgrade from a 2GB to a 4GB anyway at some point - I'm not really a 'hardcore' homebrew user, so I'm not on my DSi/Acekard 2i loads.

    Bloody good job I backed up all my saves and whatnot first, or else I'd be rather miffed (well, more so) right now.
     
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    try a chkdisk (repair with /f or even /r ) or Testdisk or at last try to recover with a live linux cd (some tips )

    Just to let you know the formatter you use is FAT16 only and works with compatible devices only ( read the specs... avoid vista ) don't use it on any 4Go cards anyway... avoid reformatting a working card... don't use erase neither ... good luck ;-)

    Update : Fine... you recover it ... backup is always the best solution ;-)
     
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    Problem solved... I think? After the whole "rub it" idea didn't work, I went one step further and took a deep breath on it, in true polish fashion. That said, I'll be backing up my files a lot more often from now on.


    And of course, many thanks to the people who recommended it!
     
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    Just a small note though...

    I used to deal with a lot of dead SNES's in the old days from where people had blown into the cart slot to clear them out. Sure it works a few times but the problem is that moisture from your breath settles there.
    Eventually the contact corrode or short, Have seen it happen with PS1/2 memory cards too.
     

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