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Damaged SD Card error message

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Damaged SD Card error message

When I restart the phone I am getting an error "Damaged SD Card" and am unanble to see any of my phtos. If I restart it several times it usually comes up ok eventually and I am able to read the data on the card. I don't believe there is a problem with the card, it is a Kingston and they are usually bullet proof.

Now I am getting the message every time, I am not sure about reformatting the card as some of the applcations are installed on the card.

Is this a common problem?

John

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Re: Damaged SD Card error message

In reality, I beleieve it would be related to the content on the memory card. I can only really advise that you perform a format on the SD card.

Just make sure you backup the content  of the memory card first.


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Re: Damaged SD Card error message

I have copied the content of the card onto my pc. It is strange that when I connected the phone to the computer, it could see the contents of the card but the phone could not!

I also synced my phone contacts with my Gmail account and for some strange reason the phone can now see the contents of the card.

I will use it for the next few days and see what happens next time I have to turn it off. Reformatting will be the last resort!

John.

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Re: Damaged SD Card error message

Hi, try this if the problem pops up again.

If you are very sure that there is nothing wrong with your SD Card, I would suggest remove it and giving it a good wipe (both SD Card and phone contact surface).

Sometimes the simplest method works. Slightly smiling Face

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Re: Damaged SD Card error message

That does seem strange, however let us know how you get on.


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Re: Damaged SD Card error message

yeah i agree to gwhispererz..it also happens to my 8gb sdcard..i tried reformating it but still it does'nt work.

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Re: Damaged SD Card error message

eah i agree to gwhispererz..it also happens to my 8gb sdcard..i tried reformating it but still it does'nt work.

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Re: Damaged SD Card error message

i got a same problem here i just tested two sdhc cards (micro sdhc 8gb 4class sandisk and i just buy a new card 16gb transcend 4class and not work... I dont really now what to do? my phone even take a photo Slightly smiling Face.... i dont get eny error message and my phone whows he free space 14.8gb but i cant put eny files there Slightly smiling Face.... rocky from finland.... stuck in this problem 3weeks....

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Re: Damaged SD Card error message

Same problem here got a SanDisk 128gb format it works ok rectory reset the phone and damaged sd
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Re: Damaged SD Card error message

Hey there.  I have the same issue and don't know what to do.  I got a new SD Card, Kingston 16GB, but when I insert it into my Xperia Z3, I get 'damaged SD Card'.  I have tried formatting it, but no luck.  I put it in someone else's phone, and it works fine.  There's nothing on the SD card...  What else? Please help Slightly smiling Face