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Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-23-2016

Re: 32GB Sandisk Micro SD suddenly stopped being recognized by Galaxy S3 phone

Ok, this problem seems to be happening for how many years now? I have thee Extreme 32gb and one Ultra 32gb micro cards that have all failed in my Samsung S4 Mini. None of them lasted for more than a week. I don't have any problems when I use a Sandisk 16gb or 8gb micro card. So to say the phone is the issue does'nt make since. 

 

When will Sandisk admit that their 32gb cards have issues?

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎02-01-2016

Re: 32GB Sandisk Micro SD suddenly stopped being recognized by Galaxy S3 phone

Mine too... 32Gb Ultra TF..

I can read the card, but cannot write to it or delete whats on it.

 

I have many cards, this is the first one to die.. of course, inconvemient...

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎02-28-2016

Re: 32GB Sandisk Micro SD suddenly stopped being recognized by Galaxy S3 phone


Kalone23 wrote:

Same exact issue here, only with the 8gb card.  Does anyone know if there is a way to recover the stuff on the SD cards? 

It sounds like the only option being offered is a replacement.  I also can't remember when I bought it (and I'm certain I don't have the reciept).  Does anyone know if there's a way to tell on the card itself if its date stamped somehow?


You should definitely follow the free advice first - there are free programs (try Recuva or PhotoRec) that can reportedly do the job.

 

I was less lucky. I had a SanDisk 32GB MicroSD card fail after nearly two years living in a Photon Q, and it wouldn't show up in either of those programs.

 

What you can do is send it to a company such as Recoverfab. They do some hardcore miniature soldering and detective work and stuff, so it'll cost a bit of a bomb - whether you want to do it depends on how much the data means to you. That said, you only have to pay if it's a success.

 

They succeeded in my case so I'm pretty happy, but I'll definitely be making backups more often from now on Smiley Wink

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-18-2016

Re: 32GB Sandisk Micro SD suddenly stopped being recognized by Galaxy S3 phone

i brought two scandisk Ultrausb 3.0 32g pens in the last two months both stopped working for no reason,

its a complete rip off wont be buying anymore from scandisk highway robbery

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 16,060
Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: 32GB Sandisk Micro SD suddenly stopped being recognized by Galaxy S3 phone


manpic wrote:

i brought two scandisk Ultrausb 3.0 32g pens in the last two months both stopped working for no reason,

its a complete rip off wont be buying anymore from scandisk highway robbery


 

Have you tried contacting SanDisk (not scandisk) for a warranty replacement, or do you think trolling on a user's forum will rectify the situation for you?

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎09-06-2016

Re: 32GB Sandisk Micro SD suddenly stopped being recognized by Galaxy S3 phone

Tapeworm,

 

There's no need to be abusive. You are talking to a customer of Sandisk (even if they have made a small mistake with the name).  If you have any evidence that this is a troll, do share it, otherwise be more polite.

 

There is obviously a problem with thes (sorry, these) cards.  I have had a 32gb card do the same thing in a Galaxy S4 and a 128gb card in a Galaxy Note 4. Both lost all the data on them, so now do we trust them or back them up regularly or what? Samsung gives us the facility to move apps to the SD card, so suddenly losing apps as well as data can be very inconvenient.  We do need to rely on the SD card from hour to hour even if we back up every day.

 

Both mine were replaced and upgraded (the 32gb to a 64gb and the 128gb to a higher class) by Sandisk, but not without a lot of messing and sending the faulty cards back.  It is, however, as you suggest, always worth taking the case up with Sandisk who do not quibble providing the card is genuine.

 

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SanDisk User
Posts: 26
Registered: ‎04-18-2011

32GB Sandisk Micro SD intermittently recognized in Motorola Moto E 2nd Edition (Android)

Until a few days ago my Sandisk card was working perfectly. Then I got a message on my Motorola Moto E 2nd edition phone indicating that the SD card was not inserted. I've been getting this indication intermittently since then. I can read the card on my laptop; it shows what looks like a standard set of files dated 11/30/16. I can think of three possible causes: a software defect, a defect in the card itself, or a bad contact between the card and the socket I've removed and reinserted the card several times, and also tried cleaning the card's socket with an eraser. Does anyone have a suggestion as to how I might determine which of the three causes applies, and if so, what I can do about it?