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August 29, 2012 5:44:51 PM

Hello,

I have a Samsung 8GB Micro SDHC card that worked just fine until I tried to use an old Micro SD adapter to connect it to a friend's computer.
When I tried opening it I got a I/O device error. afterwards I tried to put the card back in my phone but the phone couldn't recognize it. Tried several phones and none recognize it. I also tried to plug it in to my own PC with an adapter that I always use successfully but I get the "insert a disk" error.

I read somewhere that old SD adapters can't read new SDHC cards, but nobody mentioned the card getting bricked like that from using old adapter.

Any ideas? Is the card completely dead now?

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August 31, 2012 1:07:27 PM

Maybe it is damaged or virus attacked, in case you need to retrieve data in the card, install this recovery software:
http://www.freenew.net/windows/icare-data-recovery-soft... this is a free yet professional data recovery tool designed to restore lost files caused by many reasons including such siuation u met. it is easy to operate and fast if the files are not large. Feel free to use it.
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September 1, 2012 2:41:36 PM

Dr_JRE said:
Try the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Hard-Disk-Utils/HP-...

When trying to format using this tool I get "There is no media in the specified device" error.

ipywoynrvx said:
Maybe it is damaged or virus attacked, in case you need to retrieve data in the card, install this recovery software:
http://www.freenew.net/windows/icare-data-recovery-soft... this is a free yet professional data recovery tool designed to restore lost files caused by many reasons including such siuation u met. it is easy to operate and fast if the files are not large. Feel free to use it.

This program shows that all sectors are inaccessible.




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September 1, 2012 7:56:36 PM

I would try a linux live disk and repartition/format with a linux partitioner. chances of recovery are starting to look bleak.
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November 18, 2013 4:49:43 AM

You may get a Microso SDHC card reader, and then insert the Micro SDHC card to the usb card reader, and then connect the card reader to computer.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memory_card_reader

If still have problem, you may try other usb port, or even other computer. sometimes the usb port or the computer may have problem detecting the usb card.

Another possible reason is that the sdhc card could infected by virus, you may try to scan the usb card with some anti virus software, here's some good one
http://free.avg.com/ww-en/homepage
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security-ess...

To recover the data on the sdhc card, you may use some sdhc card recovery tool, here's a step by step guide you may follow
http://goo.gl/jDP4iL

If all above failed, it's most likely the micro sdhc card you had is physically damaged, you may have to send it to a computer repair shop and see how they can do for you. By the way, if your micro sdhc card is still under warranty, you can ask for a replacement. For the safety of your data, you may always remember to do backup of your important data.
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