Depends on what happened to it, if the connector is bent than you have to resolder it back on which is very painstaking and only works if your very talented at soldering. If its a firmware issue than good luck usually those are the ones you have to RMA. I always always tell people if its something important put it in 2 or more locations such as googledocs, dropbox, etc... I have seen 30 cases of this last year and I was only able to fix one by pure chance because I could bend the pins back of the connector.
What kind of damage it is? If it is physically damaged then you can't recover data yourself, you need to visit some data recovery expert who recovers data manually or if the data in inaccessible then check it in Bios or device manager, it it show up there then you can recover your data & files by a memory card recovery software; if it is there then i will suggest you Recovery Fix for windows memory card recovery software for the same. For more details - Memory card recovery
Hello, I need to have some pictures recovered from a damaged memory card! What can I do?
Can your PC recognize your memory card? If not, it could be very troublesome. Find some way to let your PC recognize your card somehow, even formatting does not matter. Then use a third-party data recovery software (free-trial, do you do not need to pay for anything). http://www.recovery-programs.com/recover-photos.html The card should appear as a "Removable Drive", click it to search for lost photos. the photo recovery tool will recover your pictures.
Hi there, I had a similar problem to you. My card was unrecognised by any computer/camera/card reader, presumably because the card was damaged. I also suspected the files were corrupted or deleted before the card was damaged. I had contacted a computer company in my town (Preston) who admitted they had had mostly unsuccessful experiences with SD Cards in the past.
I would recommend http://recoverfab.com though, they recovered all of the data on the card (812 photos and 9 videos) and in my case they had done it within 24 hours of the card arriving at their HQ. Excellent service and a very well organised online order process system, and I have all my photos again, very happy.
Hello! mine is more than just photos. I have important files in pdf, ms word, note pad, voice notes, music etc, along side my photos on the memory card. it keeps prompting me to reformat the momory card. please how Can i get all my files back?
Can I recommend this site to you (it saved all the data i thought was lost!): www.recoverfab.com.
I had the same problem... sandisk card unreadable on both my computer and my canon camera. I thought i lost everything. I tried the sandsik recovery software and another software to recover the files... nothing worked. Then I sent it to this man (Leopold Hiersche) and... he restored everything!! I am so happy so i would recommend this to anyone in a similar position.
Is it seriously damaged?
A memory card or drive can be damaged differently, physically and logically. The physically damaged drive or memory card is often irrecoverable. However, the logically damaged drive or memory card can still be recognized and fixed by formatting.
Therefore, you could connect it to you computer and check it by running Windows Error-checking tool: My Computer=>Right click any partition=>Properties=>Tools=>Check Now.
If your SD card is logically damaged, you can try a SD card recovery freeware to retrieve your data back and format this card to fix it afterwards. I think this free one must easily recover your data since it has helped successfully recover the inaccessible data of my friend. It is worth a shot.
To get it there: http://blog4mark.blogspot.com/2012/12/sd-card-recovery....