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Registered: ‎04-27-2013

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

I am so frustrated with this Sandisk 32GB SD Card. Suddenly my phone crashed and It stopped getting detected by the phone or PC. They are giving an option of formatting the card. Even after formatting it is showing Blank card. Can anyone help mw to recover all my favorite pictures. This is so sad. I have all my travel pictures in the card. Please please help if the data could be recovered, Thanks.

 

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Registered: ‎05-06-2013

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

Same thing just happened to me on my Galaxy S3. I bought my card at Costco and I just returned another one for my friend last week. It bothers me that SanDisk has not put a comment on this thread when it is obviously happening to a lot of people. 

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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-06-2013

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

Both my Note II and my wife's Galaxy S3 had experienced the same problem.  don't know what was going wrong to ScanDisk product....!!!

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

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

Did anybody read through all posts in this thread? Particularly #6?

 

I wouldn't be so hasty to place blame on the card when there are reports other brands are affected as well. It is just as likely (and probably even more so) that the phones from Samsung are at fault.

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Registered: ‎05-06-2013

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

What I did with mine was I just left the card in my Galaxy S3 and it eventually was able to read it again. When it did, I immediately connected it to my PC and transfered all the files over. I will now format it a couple times and return the card to Costco. I would recommend this to those of you who didn't have backups of your files prior to the card going to crap. Give it some time and keep monitoring the device and backup if/when your card is readable.

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Registered: ‎05-16-2013

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

Good tip from yakyuboy.  I did the same late last year on my S3 for my Sandisk SD 32GB.  

 

I replaced it with a Samsung SD card, so that if the same occurred, I could only blame Samsung!  However, I haven't had any problems since then.  Recently, I tried the Sandisk in my new Note 2, and after a week, the SD decided to die (again)! Smiley Sad  won't be buying Sandisk for a while!

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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-21-2013

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

Same problem.  After 6 months of use SanDisk 32gb micro sdhc failed.  I am trying to recover my photos and data from it now.  Judging by this forum, it is obvious that SanDisk is well aware of this problem... they just don't care.

 

Its funny how the SanDisk so-called "guru" (employee) is quick to blame other companies and offers no solutions. 

 

I hope that all of you reading this learned the same lessen I have and NEVER buy anything from SanDisk again.  Warn others, remember to go to New Egg, Amazon, and Tigerdirect to post reviews.

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Posts: 16,060
Registered: ‎04-17-2008

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


none4u wrote:

 

Its funny how the SanDisk so-called "guru" (employee) is quick to blame other companies and offers no solutions. 

 



"Guru" status on this forum has nothing to do with whether one is an employee of SanDisk or not. And for the record, I am not.

 

Furthermore, I was not "quick" to blame other companies. At the time I replied to this, there was speculation (by others in other forums) that the fault did not in fact lie with SanDisk memory cards as other brands of cards were also affected. The one common thread was that all these failures (or at least the overwhelming majority) occurred while using the cards in Samsung phone and devices. I merely suggested that one should not be so "quick" to place blame with SanDisk memory cards when there is substantial anecdotal evidence to the contrary.

 

As far as offering a solution? I am neither a SanDisk nor Samsung employee so it stands to reason I would have no potential solution to offer. And criticizing one of being "quick to blame" when you appear to be doing the exact same thing seems a bit ironic, don't you think?

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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-10-2013

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

Had a problem a while back reading Sandisk Ultra 32GB MicroSD card (birthday gift) in my Samsung Galaxy S3... taking the card out and reading it on PC to get the photos/videos off did work, but card wasn't reconized when returned to the S3... until I put it back in with the phone on.  Worked for several months fine, but recently the card failed to be recognized by the S3 and now isn't recognized by any of my PCs. 

 

Found this link that Sandisk had some problems... http://www.phonearena.com/news/SanDisk-says-it-produced-some-bad-32GB-and-64GB-microSD-cards_id40986 but not sure how to get a replacement.  Maybe mine was doing what the one comment there said of continuously remounting/rescanning and that's why my battery would sometimes be drained quickly.

 

I was thinking about getting one of these SanDisk SDSDU-064G-A11 64GB Ultra SDXC UHS-I Card 30MB/s (Class 10) until I found this comment thread.

 

Anybody from Sandisk read these comments?

 

Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-10-2013

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

Chatted with Sandisk online (through their Contact Us page) and am already approved to begin the process of replacing the 32GB Ultra MicroSD card that went bad in my Galaxy S3.  Am impressed by their speedy response.