[Q] My Xperia Play is unable to read SD Cards...
I have owned a XPeria Play R800i for about 2 years by now. After the first week using it, I installed the Gin2JellyBean ROM, and updated it to version 1.8.1 - And have sticked with it since. Everything worked fine, until yesterday.
While I was charging my phone (it always gets a bit hot when doing so), I had to disconnect it and use the flashlight for about 30 minutes. I could felt the temperature rising, but after such a long time using it, I thought it wasn't anything to care about. Suddenly, the phone rebooted by itself, and as it was very hot, I decided to leave it near an electric fan so that it would cool down.
An hour later, I checked the phone and everything looked alright - I could browse the web, and use some apps. But when I tried to use the gallery, an error appeared: SD Card can't be found
. Then, I noticed that all the apps that I had moved to the SD appeared as grey icons, and when I tried to open them, another error message.
I thought that something bad had happened to the card, so I removed it and put it on my PC. And it worked! I backed up all the files, reformatted it and tried again, to no avail. In Settings/Storage, the options Mount SD Card
and Format SD Card
appear greyed out.
Tried mounting it using the console, and no luck.
Can you help me? Do you think it might be a hardware error? Is it fixable?