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  1. fazmuffin

    fazmuffin New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi guys,

    I recently bought a 32gb microSD card (brand is Kingston technology) and I started to put my music from my Macbook Pro onto the microSD inserted into my Galaxy S. It was working fine for a while but all of a sudden for no apparent reason the phone disconnected from the computer and now when I put the phone in to my computer it doesn't read the SD card.

    I tried to format it from the phone, but that doesn't work. It just says 'blank external SD card' and then 'removed external SD card' even though it is still inserted. And under SD card in the settings it just says 'Unavailable'.

    Any body have any ideas how to resolve this problem?

    Thanks in advance,
    Andrew
     

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  2. NZtechfreak

    NZtechfreak Well-Known Member

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    Have you taken the card out and tried read/write with a card reader?

    As far as I was aware (and admittedly this may have changed recently) Sandisk were the only ones producing 32GB microSD cards, I know of others who have purchased 'Kingston' branded ones that were fakes... could be the problem here too...
     
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  3. fazmuffin

    fazmuffin New Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have tried inserting it into my computer from a card reader but my computer doesn't detect it. This is making me concerned you may be right about it being a faulty SD card. :(

    Thanks for your help.
     
  4. CureMS

    CureMS Well-Known Member

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    You may have more than one issue with this. First, how old is your computer? I have a couple of desktops that can't even read my 8GB SDHC card from my camera. If you can get another computer to actually recognize the card, try testing it with this utility: H2testw 1.4. It's easily found and it will tell you if the card is legit or if it is defective. A lot of fakes were sold on ebay - I had questioned one seller about his statement that it shipped from "AT, USA" when his location was listed as China - he was a brand new seller and the account was closed immediately after I questioned him.

    Good luck.
     
  5. edie209

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    Hi I have had the simular issue with a 32 gig sandisk on a window se7en desktop everything with works works fine, I mount the card and can see it in windows fine just like any other drive I can copy files to and from the card but when I dismount the card the Phone recans the memory card and then informs me that the card is damaged. On a reformatting the card everything seem to be ok until I mount the card again
     
  6. micstewart

    micstewart Well-Known Member

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    I've had the same problem, turned out to be a dodgy app that I had installed. If you have installed any Apps since the problems started with reading your SD then uninstall and see if that does the trick. If my memory is correct it was a couple of music player apps that I downloaded to try out and one of them started creating long filenames that caused the problem. As I said, when unistalled and rebooted everything was fine... hope this resolves your issue.
     
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  7. NZtechfreak

    NZtechfreak Well-Known Member

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    If its the long file name issue I believe the 2.2 firmwares have this problem sorted...
     
  8. edie209

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    I have installed a couple music apps so I will try that thanks
     
  9. Halk

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    You've bought a fake card.

    Kingston have never made 32GB micro SD cards.
     
  10. NZtechfreak

    NZtechfreak Well-Known Member

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    Incorrect, Kingston have recently released their own 32GB cards, but I don't think that was true at the time the OP posted this...
     
  11. Halk

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    Yes they have indeed recently announced they will be shipping 32GB micro SDHC cards.

    eBay however is chock full of fakes. Sadly people don't spot the fakes, they test the cards and they "work" so they plod on with them and it's weeks months or never before they realise it's a fake.

    eBay take no action on it because they're making a fortune from the trade.

    Why do I know? Because I have a 32GB fake Kingston card here in front of me that I bought 2 months ago :) I've been refunded, but it looks very very real.
     
  12. NZtechfreak

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    Indeed, I already said I believed he had a fake, just wanted to add the correct info as an aside, rather than directing it toward the OP's original query.

    When will people realise that if it looks to good to be true, especially on Ebay, then it is?

    I've got lots of stuff of Ebay and never had problems, most of it electronics, you just need a little common sense (only buy it from power-sellers with near perfect feedback, don't buy it if its too cheap).
     
  13. edie209

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    Looks like I was scamed too stil I have managed to get a refund. I have decided to order from Amazon this time that should be safe :eek:
     
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    My phone isnt working I tried to unmount but it says unavaible and
    I dont know what to do on the computer I formatted it and
    It still says blank sd card or unsoported file system what do I do?
     

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