strange micro sd problem...

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  1. cr235
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    ive had a 4gb micro sd card for about 3 years now for my ds. even though it works fine in my ds, recently its been giving a Input/output error on windows and "not readable" on my mac.

    is there anyway i can backup this card to transfer my roms e.t.c to another one?

    any help appreciated.. [​IMG]
     
  2. Elritha

    Elritha GBAtemp Addict

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    Have you tried a different micro sd card reader? The micro sd card itself may not be faulty.
     
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    definately not the card reader, my other micro sd works in it.
    and not the card as it works in my ds

    i just want to get my game saves
     
  4. azure0wind

    azure0wind GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    format it, with Panasonic SD Formatter. Back-up first. Find it in FileTrip.net
     
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    i cant back it up because it wont be read by mac or pc...
     
  6. azure0wind

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    do you have phone that use SD slot?
    back-up the SD from there.
     
  7. Originality

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    Or, as mentioned, try a different card reader (such as a USB -> SD -> MicroSD combination), one that uses different drivers from the one you're currently using. Sometimes it's the drivers that go strange when dealing with specific cards. Sometimes it's simple a matter of worn/dirty contacts.

    Last time it happened to me, I just tried taking it in and out a few times (it was a kinda brainless moment) and it worked on the 5th try. Don't ask me why.