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Default Galaxy S3 Won't recognize any sd cards

Not sure if this is common or not but I have tried everything I can think of, and I don't see anything.

I have a Samsung Galaxy s3 (brand new, stock build) but everytime I put in an sdcard The settings>storage still says I need to insert it.

I have resigned myself to it being a hardware issue, but I would really like a more pragmatic response

WTF man after 4 years I break with my n1 for this?!?!?!
 
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Not sure if this is common or not but I have tried everything I can think of, and I don't see anything.

I have a Samsung Galaxy s3 (brand new, stock build) but everytime I put in an sdcard The settings>storage still says I need to insert it.

I have resigned myself to it being a hardware issue, but I would really like a more pragmatic response

WTF man after 4 years I break with my n1 for this?!?!?!
FTR I blew in the SD slot like a Nintendo cartridge and now it works....
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FTR I blew in the SD slot like a Nintendo cartridge and now it works....
Hahaha "blew in the SD slot like a Nintendo cartridge"

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if your ever doubt I ran into the same problem but the blowing it like a Nintendo cartridge didn't work so if you have a micro sd card reader on your computer use and format the Micro SD to exfat from fat32 this seems to fix the problems 9 times out of 10
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if your ever doubt I ran into the same problem but the blowing it like a Nintendo cartridge didn't work so if you have a micro sd card reader on your computer use and format the Micro SD to exfat from fat32 this seems to fix the problems 9 times out of 10
This. I had the same issue and it took me a little bit to figure this out.

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I came here looking for answer to this issue and laughed before blowing in the slot fixed problem. Now why didn't I think of that?
 
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Got a pre used Galaxy Appolo 15800 and it will not read from sd card. It knows the card is there but will not mount/unmount or format.
Went to shop and tried other cards but still the same.
I am told the phone was on contract to 3 network and althought it has been unlocked the shop man wondered if there was a feature set into the phone by 3 so that reader doesnt work when the phone is unlocked form their network.
 
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along the lines of blowing into the slot, I cut a strip from an old credit card and wiggled it about inside..
Bingo........ all systems go!!!!!!
 
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FTR I blew in the SD slot like a Nintendo cartridge and now it works....
I simply cannot believe this!!... I searched and read countless XDA, AndroidCe*tral forums and tech (C-NET) blog entries just to find countless posts of failing/corrupted SanDisk 32GB Ultra cards (as mine) inside S3's guts. No other card was working either and was resigning to reflash stock ROM and take it so tech support.

An additional search try and came to this post... And still cannot believe a simple (but powerful) blow inside the SD card slot actually solved the problem!! Thanks man! You saved my day (and my S3, my SD card and a week using a crap replacement phone)!
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Default same problem

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if your ever doubt I ran into the same problem but the blowing it like a Nintendo cartridge didn't work so if you have a micro sd card reader on your computer use and format the Micro SD to exfat from fat32 this seems to fix the problems 9 times out of 10
Hi I am having the same problem. I put my micro sd card into a adapter and plugged that into my computer. Now what do I do?

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