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[Q] SD Card very weird behavior - unable to format or delete

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26th January 2014, 09:35 AM   |  #21  
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I haven't formatted it lol.

I will describe:
- card suddenly unmounts itself
- Android remounts it and reports it as blank or having an unsupported filesystem
- went to Windows for confirmation, turned out that SDcard turned to RAW filesystem from FAT32

Basically I have a dead card.

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You take out the sd card, wait some time (say half-a-minute) and then reinsert it.

It will again show you a blank sd card alert. Also it will ask you to format. But do NOT format using that way.

Go to settings and sd card and phone storage and then format it from there.

I am telling this from my experience.
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26th January 2014, 09:37 AM   |  #22  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by aureljared

I haven't formatted it lol.

I will describe:
- card suddenly unmounts itself
- Android remounts it and reports it as blank or having an unsupported filesystem
- went to Windows for confirmation, turned out that SDcard turned to RAW filesystem from FAT32

Basically I have a dead card.

Beamed from my Galaxy Express using Tapatalk

Well i was Just sayinG how to Get Data Back Of A Dead Card.
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No omg sorry
It's just that I used to have the same situation as yours, then it turned to this.

Okay I will now stop.

That's quite alright I just think that my issue is really a tough one. In fact, I wish I was in your situation, that would be an actual improvement.

It seems you can fix your issue either by using Clockwork Mod, reformatting by using your OS, or by using a laptop with a SD Card reader and a Mini SD to SD coverter (a plastic thingie with a hole in the bottom for your mini SD Card).
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i too have exactly the same issue, let me explain..

i was using my phone (xperia arc), browsing some files in gallery
then there was a random reboot, i thought it was an issue with the ROM,
all my apps were deleted(i was using sd-ext partition),
all the settings were altered (screen lock removed, all incoming call were blocked, and a lot of other things)
i thought it was some kind of VIRUS,
then in the end i discovered that my SD-CARD is showing exact behaviour as mentioned in the first post

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Originally Posted by amirfoox

I have an extremely weird SD Card behavior with my Note 2:

  • After deleting files and rebooting, the files reappear.
  • I can't format the SD Card using the Android OS - it goes black screen and requires me to pull out the battery in order to start the device.
  • I removed the SD Card and attached it to my laptop's SD Card slot and tried formatting using Windows 7- the format process completed after ~30-40 minutes, yet the SD Card appeared UNCHANGED!
  • I used multiple SD Card formatting tools, still no dice - they either complain about write protection, that they can't start, they start and stop halfway with an error, you name it.

i dont know what to do with it, tried almost everything, any help would be great!!
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