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  1. Gleadogg

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    Hello... So, my S3 fried up ANOTHER sdcard. The first one was SkanDisk and this one was PNY so I don't think it's the card.

    Has anyone had the same trouble? If so, does anyone know a solution?

    I can replace cards, but each time I've lost precious photos/videos of my kids.

    Any help?

    Thanks!
     

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    Yep. Lots of people have had this problem. I've had two Sandisk cards die in my S3.

    Sandisk has said that they have identified a flaw in their cards and that they have fixed it on newly manufactured cards.

    I know this seems suspicious because you've had a PNY card die, and others have had Samsung cards die in the phone, but it might be that ALL manufacturers have been reproducing this flaw until the S3 has exposed the weakness in the microSD design (through a flaw of its own), and that SanDisk at the moment are the only card manufacturer addressing the issue.

    I personally am going to stick with Sandisk because of this.

    However there is no solution other than this apart from making sure to back up your photos. If I were you I would download and install Dropbox and set it to automatically upload your photos as soon as you take them. But this might not be a solution if you have a very low data allowance.
     
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    X2 my phone died earlier and fried my SD card also this happen last week also
     
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    Another option is Picasa to save pics/movies- the gallery app will show your online gallery as well so it's more integrated than dropbox.

    But the other day I got a nasty surprise where somehow the gallery app used 62MB of data in the background- I suspect some kind of syncing was going on. I restricted the background data. Anybody else use Picasa?
     
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    I have in the past but yeah it syncd with the gallery :thumbup:
     
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    my sd card a couple times said it needed formatted because it was damaged.. when i restarted the phone it went away and worked just fine. If you use wifi transfer app you can still retrieve your info even if it doesnt show up in the phone
     
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    Had my third card do this only last week! This time, though, when I stuck the card in my PC, it was able to read it -- in its entirety. I copied the files to the PC, formatted a new card in the phone, stuck that in the PC -- and copied the contents of the old card to the new one.

    Just for fun (?), I then stuck the old card back in the phone, and it wouldn't read it, so I formatted it on the PC. When I stuck that back in the phone, it said it needed to be formatted (!), but I reformatted it (in the phone) and it read it fine after that.

    Even so, I'm using the new card in the phone now.
     
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    If anyone is still following this thread, Is anybody still having problems with the SIII frying sd cards? I got a replacement card from SanDisk and don't want to put it in the phone if it will get fried.
     
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    As long as you don't record video directly to the sd card you should be fine.

    I've had my 64gb Samsung card since December of last year with no problems.
     
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    I fried mine within days of starting to download torrents straight to SD ..
     
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    Oke, so this tread discusses the problem and possible solutions. It was very helpful thank you, im going to try some things when i get back from Italy. I have got another aspect concerning this problem.

    If the card doesn't work any longer and the insurance date is expired, you won't get your money back i guess. In my case my SDcard (full of music) got fried after one year. My second one however just took 1 month. The contents from this SDcard has a lot of emotional value, and its gone without me causing it to happen.

    What can you do in this situation?? Because of an error of a purchased device (in this case a Samsung Note 2, not older than 1 year) your property is damaged/deleted/(stolen from you?). It's in the insurance date, so i will get another one. But what about the value of the contents?

    Thanks in advance..
     
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    That "value" is entirely subjective -- known only to you. NO insurance is going to pay you anything for the content. In fact, if you read the details of the insurance coverage, they ALWAYS exclude the content.
     
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    You are out of luck. Insurance won't cover it. Make sure data can't get lost to begin with. With everything in I.T. - you gotta have backups.

    Images : Dropbox can sync them automatically
    Music : Upload up to 20k songs to Play Music for free
    Movies : Keep only movies on it you watch and delete
    Documents : Google / Dropbox

    Like I mentioned above - it depends what you do with the SD card. They are known to have limited life.
     

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