SD Card... dead? >=|

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by D3FAULT, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. D3FAULT
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    Well, I booted up my DS (with an R4) and got stuck on the "Loading..." screen. It has happened before, but normally I can just reinsert the SD card and it all goes well. But this time it did it 3 times, so I decided to stick it in my computer to see what was up, and it didn't even notice I put it in. So is it broken for good? Any way I can recover the data? I can buy another SD card, but I have so many goddamn saves and other shit on that card that I need. It really pisses me off.

    BTW, "Secure" Digital my ass. This is the 2nd card I've had do this, but the other one didn't have near as important data on it. I do not feel my data is secure on these cards anymore. :|
     
  2. krazykirk

    krazykirk GBAtemp Fan

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    The card reader probably sucks.

    The readers which come bundled with flash carts are especially notorious.
    They're known to corrupt cards.
     
  3. ³³³

    ³³³ Banned

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    Jup my M3 Simply got corrupted too
    Wonder how long my R4 will take [​IMG]
     
  4. D3FAULT
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    D3FAULT Member

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    The reader is the SanDisk one that came with it. My laptop has an actual SD card slot on it, so I don't have to use 3rd party adapters and stuff, which is nice. So is there no way to get my data back? I do have a backup, thank God, but it's not that recent.
     
  5. AlexMoron

    AlexMoron Advanced Member

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    Just reformat via digital camera if you have one. Worked perfectly for me. Good luck!
     
  6. loklok555

    loklok555 Newbie

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    did you try to blow into the SD slot on the R4?
    or blow the slot 1 on the ds

    works for me and i did have the "loading" stuck before so i know
     
  7. Draxi

    Draxi Member

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    Is happen to me to when i got the SanDisk SD card is get screwed after some week [​IMG] so i need to put all the file inn to it again...

    My friends toll me to buy a new Kingstone and after that my R4 never got screwed up so i maybe, think a Kingstone maybe work better than a SanDisk
     
  8. Minox

    Minox Thanks for the fish

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    I've had quite a few problems with SanDisk products while I've haven't had any problems with any of my Kingston products so far.

    If it were up to me I'd get a Kingston instead.
     
  9. woof811

    woof811 Advanced Member

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    try formatting the memory card in a phone or camera , sometimes when a pc wont recognize a memory card a phone or camera will .

    woof811
     
  10. ZPE

    ZPE GBAtemp Fan

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    This happened to me today after trying the GBALoader thing for the EZ 3 in 1. The screen froze and it's now "dead". Ordered replacements but to those that are saying the Kingston ones are better, I had one for six months and it lasted 'til now.
     
  11. R2DJ

    R2DJ GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Sooner than you think... I would stay away from those readers immediately if I were you.
     
  12. Hayatkaizer

    Hayatkaizer Advanced Member

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    try clean the metal of the R4 card or memory card a bit see if it work, or format the card and try again (back up files first tho)
     
  13. noraha

    noraha Newbie

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    My r4 got busted mate and im like totally pissed off now
     
  14. Music_Lord

    Music_Lord Member

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    Yes, my microSD card also got corrupted a while back. I just reformatted it, and now it works fine.
     
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