General SD card

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rgrant, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. rgrant

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    Does anybody know why, all of a sudden, my phone says my SD card is damaged and it's asking me to reformat it? I guess I'll lose all my stored memory if i reformat. Please help!
     

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  2. mhseris

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    I can't tell you why - but I can tell you this seems to be fairly common.
    Mine did the same thing, at least three times. (And I posted about it, and got other people saying gee, that happened to me too, but no answers...) The first two times I reformatted (and the first time, lost photos b/c didn't think hard enough to realize that they were stored on the SD card). The third time I bought a new SD card, and haven't had any trouble since. So that would be my recommendation. (I took it as an opportunity to upgrade to a class 6 SD card.) Good luck!
     
  3. rgrant

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    Thanks for the info buddy. Can I transfer the stored pictures from old card to new or are they just gone now?
     
  4. textstev

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    Every once in awhile when I take it out, it used to happen in the beginning, I have gotten a 6 Card though thinking it would improve speed (but it doesn't - only file transfer speed), so maybe that helps.

    When I did get this message though all I had to do was blow at it and reinsert it. I never had to reformat the old. (The old one now I leave in my laptop and use to copy movies around hehe.)
     
  5. mhseris

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    Second time around I hooked the Eris up to the computer, made a folder on the desktop that said "Eris Backup" and copied everything from the SD card to that folder. Then reformatted the card, then copied everything back (but kept a copy on the desktop). Did the same thing when I got the new card. No problems. :D
     
  6. Podivin

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    If you have, or can get, a card reader for you computer there's a chance that you can still save the pictures. It's possible that the computer will be able to read the card even though the phone can't.

    As mentioned above, I too have a folder on my computer cleverly named 'phone backup' where I back up all the data from my phone (sb card) to my computer every now and then. Once you get your phone back up and running this would probably be a good idea for you too, that way you're less likely to lose important data/pictures. How often you back up is up to you, basically it depends on how much information you're willing to lose. *I* back up any time I take a bunch of pictures, or add a bunch of music or ebooks to my phone. Which probably works out to once a month or so.
     
  7. natbet

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    It is possible that you didn't unmount the card properly from the computer so the phone thinks it is corrupted. You can try mounting it on a computer again and then unmounting it properly (safely remove device on windows.) This might fix it, I had this problem often with my old BB Curve.
     
  8. rgrant

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    Thanks for all your help, guys!!
     
  9. jreed2560

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    Blow it? you mean old NES cartridge style? LOL
     
  10. its4emilybrent

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    Okay, im pretty sure that im just stupid and i know this is a dumb question, but how do yoy put your pictures on your sd card? I thought they saved automatically, but when i went in quick office it said i had no files saved....help?
     
  11. jreed2560

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    Quick office is for viewing office documents. If you have taken pictures with the phone they should be in the photo album.
     
  12. Podivin

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    Pictures taken using the phone are stored on the sdcard in DCIM/100MEDIA. To see the files in the card you'd need to either mount it to your computer or to use a file manager like Astro.
    Naturally you can view the pictures on the phone using the built in app.
     
  13. bcltoys

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    This is a little off topic but do sdhc cards work with the eris I just happen to have one.
     

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