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Corrupted images & videos??

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by rovon, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. rovon

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    Okay so the problem kicked off with one of my recorded videos not being able to play and saying "unsupported file type" in the video player. Then, all my vids after that would not play then I could not longer view my pictures. For some of the pictures I can preview them in the gallery but they will not open full screen.
     

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    Probably a bad sd card.
     
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    I would say the same after I was caught out by an ebay scammer.
     
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    any way to fix the files?
     
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    Not really. You could send the card off to a data recovery service, but expect to pay at least 500 bucks, and with no guarantee you will get any data back at all.
     
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    We've seen some success with repeated power cycling if the device.. that is, shut it down. Wait a minute. Power back up fully. Do it again a few more times, then check the SD card by going into Gallery or attempting to play a video.

    Other possible remedy (this was my experience) is to empty Gallery altogether, everything. Clear data and cache in Gallery, then power cycle a time or two. It worked for me and the SD card never behaved as if corrupted again.

    Those are both long shots, and presume that your SD card is ok, just having an issue with DCIM's relationship with Gallery, etc.
     

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