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SD CARD NOT FORMATTING OR BEING READ

by alecope8 / December 7, 2014 12:38 PM PST

Ill make this short and sweet.

I have an SD Card, that was working literally half an hour ago but for no reason it will no longer be read by my computer (which is running on Windows 8). My camera (a Canon DSLR) detects it but says it needs to be formatted. I go to format it and it WONT format it.

On the computer it will not even show on the file manager. It doesn't remotely detect it. I used the run option to go to drive manager and it still didn't show up. I have important files on this. Please help me lol

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Try other PCs
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 7, 2014 12:52 PM PST

Then try drivesavers.com Sorry but if the files are important they must have a backup copy somewhere. Think where you had them other than this card.
Bob

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SD Card
by alecope8 / December 8, 2014 12:14 AM PST
In reply to: Try other PCs

I did try other PCs they did not recognize it either. And no the file is an interview I did and is only on that card. I have another SD card that works just fine so it isn't the computer.

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(NT) Then drivesavers is next.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 8, 2014 12:38 AM PST
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the contacts
by James Denison / December 8, 2014 1:24 AM PST

plugging and unplugging them can loosen the solder welds. If you can open it's case and check that, maybe able to do something, otherwise Bob's suggestion. There's youtube videos on fixing such USB flashdrives.

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Thanks JD.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 8, 2014 4:52 AM PST
In reply to: the contacts

Why I didn't note that is that if they tinker too much with the card, drivesavers may not have the chance it had with it right away. I've recovered a few sticks, less than as many cards but when it's this important I send it in.
Bob

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Yes
by James Denison / December 8, 2014 4:58 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks JD.

depends on how sensitive the data they want to save I guess. There was that other thread where someone wanted to use one for their backup and maybe as a second backup, but those are less able to hold information over time than a DVD or hard drive.

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