how to recover data from a broken micro SD Card

Okay, so I have been having problems with my SD card. I was downloading music last night and it was working perfectly. Then I put my phone on the charger & when I woke up this morning there was a notification on my phone that said the card was unexpectedly removed. The SD card was in the phone the whole time & for some odd reason my phone can't read it (even though I ejected it & put it back in). I know it's not the phone acting up because I tried it with another SD card & that one worked perfectly fine. So what I want to know is what could have caused my SD card to just stop working like that? & is there any possible way that I can transfer all of my data from the messed up card to brand new card?
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  1. well try instaling it on a computer phones can be weird with sd cards and try copying it over
  2. legokill101 said:
    well try instaling it on a computer phones can be weird with sd cards and try copying it over


    I tried that but the computer couldn't read the SD card.
  3. I had the exact same problem - I'm using a brand new Motorola Moto E and a SanDisk class 4 32GB SD card, and overnight it got "unexpectedly removed", and since then I can't read the card on anything - any way I can recover the data?
  4. I have a GSmart Roma R2 phone (running Jellybean), and over the last few months I've been having roughly the same problem. I have a Class 4 32GB MicroSD card.

    The first time it happened I fixed it temporarily by deleting some photos I'd taken shortly before it stopped working, but later it stopped working again and this method didn't work second time. So I formatted the card, then after a few weeks it happened again. I factory reset the phone and formatted the card again (in the phone, not on PC), and now a month or so later the problem has reappeared.

    I have tried the card in my girlfriend's phone (on Gingerbread) and it doesn't recognise that a card has been inserted either.

    I can read the SD card under Linux ONLY. Windows reads some folders then Explorer hangs, and I am unable to safely remove the card (so i shut down Windows).

    Can anyone tell me if this seems like a software or hardware issue? Will I have the same problem if I buy a new phone, or do I need a better SD card?

    Thanks in advance
  5. alipmcg said:
    I have a GSmart Roma R2 phone (running Jellybean), and over the last few months I've been having roughly the same problem. I have a Class 4 32GB MicroSD card.

    The first time it happened I fixed it temporarily by deleting some photos I'd taken shortly before it stopped working, but later it stopped working again and this method didn't work second time. So I formatted the card, then after a few weeks it happened again. I factory reset the phone and formatted the card again (in the phone, not on PC), and now a month or so later the problem has reappeared.

    I have tried the card in my girlfriend's phone (on Gingerbread) and it doesn't recognise that a card has been inserted either.

    I can read the SD card under Linux ONLY. Windows reads some folders then Explorer hangs, and I am unable to safely remove the card (so i shut down Windows).

    Can anyone tell me if this seems like a software or hardware issue? Will I have the same problem if I buy a new phone, or do I need a better SD card?

    Thanks in advance


    I think it will have the same problem: it's probably the SD card that's broken, my one broke its driver chip. I'd recommend you keep trying to copy as many vital files as possible off it, and buy a new one. there's nothing wrong with the design of the card, you could get an identical one, it's a consumable. personally I'd recommend a SanDisk class 10 card, as they are more reliable and long-lasting.
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