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2gb Card Banjaxed

Discussion in 'I need help' started by Jackie B, Jan 16, 2006.

  1. Jackie B

    Jackie B Still Fresh

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    I changed the batteries before you ask, and in fact, that's where the pain began...

    Happily cruising through the universe during a Frontier : Elite 2 sesh on Outcast, batteries died, ho hum, thinks I, lifts my heavy arse off the sofa, gets fresh batteries, bung them in, turn on my GP2X and erm... nothing. Turn off, then on again. Nothing. Try again, wait 60 seconds - nada.

    Turn off, pull out SD card, put it in card reader on laptop, and the laptop says - "Uhm, what SD card are you talking about? I can't see anything."

    I'm very surprised by my talking laptop, but then I remember that my soul is weeping for I know not what to do to salvage something - anything - from this ungodly mess.

    Ideas? I have an unrecognizable SD card for no apparent reason. Because its unrecognizable, I can't get at it to make it recognizable. So its still unrecognizable... and so on.
     
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  2. critical

    critical Certified Guru

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    You could try using a data recovery tool like this:

    SmartRecovery

    get all the data you can from the card, then format it a couple of times and put the data back. I think I tried that software a while ago, and it successfully recovered some pictures from SmartMedia, but I can't vouch for its abilities with SD cards.

    When my GP2X spontaneously bricked, it made a mess of my SD card, but formatting it twice in my camera fixed it. I have no idea why I needed to do it twice, but it didn't work the first time, and is fine now after the second format.

    Weird.
     
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  3. Jackie B

    Jackie B Still Fresh

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    Well, I had a crack, but its not being recognized by anything with card reading capabilities I possess - laptop says 'well, its kind of there' but when I click on it, I get asked to insert a card. Phone says 'WTF?' MP3 player says 'Whatchu talkin bout Willis?' and there's generally a conspiracy afoot to deprive me of GPX2 larfs.
    I knew I shouldn't leave my electronics alone together. They've been planning this. Shifty buggers.
     
  4. Lazrhog

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    try sticking it in a digital camera and formatting from there.
     
  5. aapje89

    aapje89 Still here...

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    LOL :lol:

    maybe try it from linux?
     
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