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  1. gm991

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    So I turn my phone on and it tells me my SD cards might not be any good and I will have to reformat it??
    WFT??
    Its been in the phone for a year and has like 200 pictures on it.
    Does this have to do with the 2.1 upgrade and is this the begining of the Eris turning into a piece of CRAP!!!

    And now anytime I go to try to read the card on my PC it doesn't work...:(:(:(
    I'm I going to lose all the info on the crad...DAM!!!!!!
    I have pictures on there I really want...:(
    Please help

    Another strange thing, after I pulled the card to try to read it on my PC, all the pictures for my contacts, and wall papers where still on the phone, all those pictures I was using are stored on the SD card.

    thanks
     

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  2. truelove79

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    Yeah, I think you're screwed. I tried to recovery my wife's SD card when it did this, and I couldn't. She lost 3 years of pics. I still have the card, so I may give it a try again eventually. Try doing a google search of "recovery corrupt SD card".

    As for the pictures used for your contacts and wallpapers, when you assign those pics to your contacts or wallpaper, the phone copies the pics to internal flash. So even if you remove your SD card, those pics don't go away. It would be kind of dumb if the phone used the pic right from the SD card.
     
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    thanks thats what I thought, will the pictures in flash stay put?
     
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    Yeah, they will, unless you change them or do a factory reset. Until then, they won't change. They are no longer associated with the SD card.
     
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    Backup, backup, backup.....
     
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    OK OK OK...:):)
    So explain a quick and easy way/app to back up the SD card please?
     
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    Just for the record, it is highly unlikely that the problem with your SD card had anything to do with the upgrade to 2.1.

    Flash memory cards can last for years and years, or they can crap out after a few months. And there are a million and one reasons for failure. That's why out is so important to back up on a regular basis.

    Sent from my Eris using Tapatalk
     
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    Copy it to a folder on the hard drive of your pc.
     
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    The easiest way is to create a folder on your hard drive, mount your phone, and the drag the contents of the SD card to the folder you created. No special app needed.

    Sent from my Eris using Tapatalk
     
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    Dam that's tuff...LOL
    So just mount and copy...;)

    think there is anyway to get the pictures back off the SD card?
    I'm bummed there where a ton of the kids on there...:(
     
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    Maybe take it to s local shop that specializes in hard drive recovery.
     
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    I had this problem about a month ago. I had tried mounting and rebooting but both failed. I ended up removing the card (phone on) and popped it back into the phone a few seconds later. It worked.

    Sent from my Eris using Tapatalk
     
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    I had this problem the other day. I took the SD card out and blew in the area where the card goes (worked on those old nintendo games), and wouldn't you know, it worked. Maybe some crap got caught up in there? Hmm
     
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    I tried that a couple times, didn't working...:(
     
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    Before you throw it away, let it sit for a few days. I have no idea why, but sometimes (read - not every time, but what could it hurt) they just need a "time out"

    I've had this work on a couple of different flash-type drives.

    Luckily, MicroSD ain't overly expensive
     
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    Mine gave up the ghost, was having to format it every week. I did a windows disk repair out of desperation and that got it to hold until payday. I just bought a new one so I don't have to fight the battle any longer.
     
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    Try downloading Recuva
     
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    Mine did this the other day. I took out the SDCard, tried it on my girlfriends Eris and it loaded fine. Put it back in my phone and again it loaded fine. Odd if it's not showing up on other things, could be a bad SDCard. :(
     

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