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Suddenly Getting SD Card Unexpectedly Removed Error

1st June 2014, 10:29 PM   |  #11  
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I'll give that a go but why has it been working fine for over a month whilst exFAT if that is now the cause?

I have been through many a Samsung phones and always had corrupt sd cards in exfat. One day I saw a thread that said convert to fat32 and have never had a problem since.

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Thanks for all the advice.

I could read the card in recovery but it failed to format there.

I tried to format in windows but my only options were NTFS or exFAT, no FAT32. But this failed anyway also.

Downloaded a SD format application but this said the card was write protected and to move the lock switch, obviously MicroSD has no switch like standard SD.

So next I deleted all the files on the card and ran h2testw test. This failed and reported card is probably faulty.

Then I checked the contents of the card again and all the original files were back again, so it's definitely 'Donald Ducked'. I was able to get all my files backed up and fortunately I had my photos already thanks to Dropbox & G+.

So I will now look at getting MyMemory to replace it but my fear is they will want me to return the faulty card but it has sensitive information on it that I can't delete. Any ideas on how I can wipe it?
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Originally Posted by stuart0001

Thanks for all the advice.

I could read the card in recovery but it failed to format there.

I tried to format in windows but my only options were NTFS or exFAT, no FAT32. But this failed anyway also.

Downloaded a SD format application but this said the card was write protected and to move the lock switch, obviously MicroSD has no switch like standard SD.

So next I deleted all the files on the card and ran h2testw test. This failed and reported card is probably faulty.

Then I checked the contents of the card again and all the original files were back again, so it's definitely 'Donald Ducked'. I was able to get all my files backed up and fortunately I had my photos already thanks to Dropbox & G+.

So I will now look at getting MyMemory to replace it but my fear is they will want me to return the faulty card but it has sensitive information on it that I can't delete. Any ideas on how I can wipe it?

How did you attach the card to the pc? Try a usb card reader and then try again. If still problems download mini partition tool (Google) and delete the partition. You can then wipe it properly.
2nd June 2014, 03:48 PM   |  #14  
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I reformatted the SD card from the settings within the phone and since then it been working fine :\

make sure you're using 2.0USB also..
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