How can I get my corrupt memory card to work again?
July 18, 2005 8:52 AM   Subscribe

I have a memory card (SD 1G, 6 months old) that has stopped working for some reason. None of the electronics (my camera, palm) that I used it with are able to read it, and when I formatted the card on my computer (which didn't fix the problem), there is about 128mb of files that I cannot delete or move. Any ideas on how I can get this thing working again?
posted by Quartermass to Technology (6 answers total)
Are you able to reformat it in the camera or will the camera not recognize it at all?
posted by undertone at 9:50 AM on July 18, 2005

Won't recognize it at all!
posted by Quartermass at 10:02 AM on July 18, 2005

Some SD cards have physical write-protect tabs; are you sure yours is not in the on position?
posted by luriete at 10:32 AM on July 18, 2005

posted by Quartermass at 11:48 AM on July 18, 2005

If you can't reformat it, check out the 5 year limited warranty at SanDisk. I've heard tell methods of short-circuiting the time to get a response from SanDisk by purchasing a new SD card at BestBuy and returning the old one as broken, but I wouldn't recommend it.
posted by roue at 8:10 PM on July 18, 2005

I had great luck with San-Disk when I had a card go bad. The customer service was terrific. Call them.
posted by phewbertie at 2:07 AM on July 19, 2005

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