SD Card not recognised?


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  1. slugger09

    slugger09 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    It seems my SD card isn't working, I have a little icon at the top of the screen that say my SD card isn't recognised, the phone thinks I don't have one in it. Any ideas as to whats wrong? When you turn the phone on it says "Removed SD Card" I only got the phone today, played with it 10 mins this morning and it was fine, Put it on this evening and get this error
     

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  2. Cinderella77

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    Try taking the battery out and putting it back in.
     
  3. slugger09

    slugger09 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Right I done that and removed the SD card and reinserted and no good, I have now reset the phone and same issue, don't tell me its died after all of 10 mins use?
     
  4. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Well-Known Member

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    Take the sd card out of the phone check to see it looks ok, then re fit it back in the phone & swicth back on.
    If you have a card reader check the card in that before trying the next thing.
    If that doesn't work with the card back in the phone go to settings/sd & phone storage/unmount sd card then format sd card.
    If there is still no joy then it looks like your sd card has died.
     
  5. slugger09

    slugger09 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Right took the card out and looks fine
    Dont have an Micro SD Adaptor for the card reader
    If I go to settings Unmount SD card is greyed out as is format
     
  6. SB13X

    SB13X Well-Known Member

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    Your going to need to get hold of a reader somewhere and pop it into a PC to see if the computer recognises it. If your PC doesn't then your up a certain body of water without a certain piece of equipment.
     
  7. slugger09

    slugger09 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I put it in my Nokia and it doesn't show a card either
     
  8. SB13X

    SB13X Well-Known Member

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    Well if it worked prior to now I'd say its died. If this is a new card when and where did you get it?
     
  9. slugger09

    slugger09 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    No I got the phone this morning, it came in the phone, played with the phone for about 10 mins had no issues, came back to it tonight and turned it on and got Removed SD card
     
  10. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Well-Known Member

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    Looks like its died m8, take it back to the shop & i am sure they will sort you a replacement card out.
     
  11. SB13X

    SB13X Well-Known Member

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    Get in touch with where you bought it from and request a new/replacement card then. Can I ask where you bought the phone from?
     
  12. slugger09

    slugger09 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I got it from phones 4 u, they r now out of stock, think I'll just keep my iphone
     
  13. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Well-Known Member

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    They should be able to offer you a replacement card without taking the whole phone.
     
  14. fleenio

    fleenio Active Member

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    I also got a new Desire yesterday and have the same problem. :(
     
  15. SB13X

    SB13X Well-Known Member

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    Irrelevant if they are out of stock go in and request a replacement card.
     
  16. slugger09

    slugger09 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ah your luck is as good as mine
     
  17. slugger09

    slugger09 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    A rather odd way of doing it but they are sending me a cheque for
     
  18. SB13X

    SB13X Well-Known Member

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    Result :D Glad its all sorted.
     
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    slugger09 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Oh yes its sorted and have a new Sandisk card, But I'm worried in case that happens again, Does that type of thing happen often or was I just unlucky?
     
  20. AceMathias

    AceMathias Well-Known Member

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    Mines just done the same. Have had the phone for two months now. Why do they just fail, it wasn't as if i messed around with it?
    Gutted as have lost some good photos i took over the weekend.
     
  21. fleenio

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    I finally got mine working again, formtted it, gave it a wipe with a microfibre cloth and blew in the sd card area, slotted it in and hey presto - weird but its working so im happy.

    Glad you got compensation for yours not working.
     
  22. SB13X

    SB13X Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried it in a card reader on your laptop/PC/...Mac?
     
  23. AceMathias

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    I take it you formatted in a pc card reader? Were you able to salvage any data? I guess I need to try and find someone with a reader.
     
  24. SB13X

    SB13X Well-Known Member

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    If you format the card your not going to recover anything. The reason I suggest using a card reader is to rule out a faulty connection with the phone.
     
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  25. AceMathias

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    Ok, thanks for the advice. Have tried it in someone else's phone but it cant read it either. Am still trying to find someone with micro sd card reader.
    Will tye pc be always able to reformat it or is that dependent on how screwed it is? The lost data is not too much of a concern.
     

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