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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-28-2013

cannot format micro sd, believe me, i tried everything

i have a 64gb micro sd card class 10 sdxc. im using it on my note 2. ill give you a summary of what happens. when i take pictures and store it on my memory card its ok, but when i restart my phone all the files i have it dissapears. i tried using numerous types of file explorers but it just dissapears. now im formatting the card in my note 2, but after it formats the card, after i restart my phone, all the files that was formatted comes back as if it wasnt formatted at all. i tried doing this more than 5 times still same result. i connected my note 2 on my laptop and tried formatting it there, after it formats and shows that it is succesful and formatted my card, after i rstart my computer or phone, or simply close the dialog box, it reverts back to the original state as if it wasnt formatted at all. i tried connecting my micro sd to its sd adapter, inserted the card directly to my laptop, buy it keeps saying that it is write protected. i know how to unlock the adapter (the switch on the left side), i even tried putting the switch both in opposite sides (up and down), but it still says that it is write protected. i tried using different adapters yet it says that it is still write protected and cannot format the card. i tried putting scotch tape on the side of the adapter, still it says it is write protected and cannot format the card. i tried go into the administrative tools>disk management>micro sd and formatted thru there, yet it says cannot format disk drive. ive tried formatting thru run>cmd>diskpart>list disk>select my card>format fs etc, it says cannot format card due to an error. i would lkike tothink that the card is broken and corrupted, but the thing is, i can still access my pictures and videos inside and can copy files without a problem so i know the card still works and is not broken. the only thing is there is NO WAY in formatting the card, it either shows an error that it is write protected, even in using different adapters and toggling the lock switch, or it formats but after restart of phone/computer or reinserting to other device, it reverts back to the state where it wasnt formatted at all. please, with all the things ive done, i need your help.
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i tried scanning using different antiviruses (kaspersky, avg, avast, malware removals etc) and it shows no viruses or malwares or spywares. please do help

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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎04-25-2013

Re: cannot format micro sd, believe me, i tried everything

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the same happened to me 4 days ago with my gopro 3 black edition.
I tryed format it on the camera, on the laptop with adapter, i tryed almost everything... I still see the files and i can access them and copy to my pc as well, but i can't delete them or format the card, windows not allow.
I've tryed some recovery programs, i recover lot of old files that i had deleted already from the card and the last ones before it stops working...
So it means that can have a chance to fix this i think, because aparently it's working..
I contact sandisk and i'm waiting for the answer

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-28-2013

Re: cannot format micro sd, believe me, i tried everything

This is eerie, I have the exact same card in the exact same phone with the exact same problem. I cannot delete any information from the card without it restoring itself, I also cannot add files bigger than a picture to it without it becoming corrupted. I would also appreciate some assistance. I have mailed Sandisk about it and hopefully I will get a response but who knows.

Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-13-2013

Re: cannot format micro sd, believe me, i tried everything

Any update from sandisk regarding this issue. I also encountered the same issue. This is my 2nd 64gb sandisk class 10 which faced the same issue. The 1st one was replaced as it is under warranty. Now the 2nd has no warranty anymore. Please share any info from sandisk. Thanks.
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Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: cannot format micro sd, believe me, i tried everything

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supremo wrote:
This is my 2nd 64gb sandisk class 10 which faced the same issue. The 1st one was replaced as it is under warranty. Now the 2nd has no warranty anymore.

 

These cards have a limited lifetime warranty on them. Why does your 2nd one (replacement) not? Is that the limitaton, only one warranty replacement per customer?

Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-13-2013

Re: cannot format micro sd, believe me, i tried everything

Here in Phil when they say 1 year warranty, they will replace it for as many as you want as long as its inside the warranty period. In my case , the 2nd card is outside the warranty period of 1 year. How is your card?
Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-19-2013

Re: cannot format micro sd, believe me, i tried everything

It happened to my 64gb ultra sdxc sdcard some time ago and I've tried a lof of methods too to format it but nothing was succesful... So the only way out is sending it to a service? Where should I send it if it was bought in Poland?

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-19-2013

Re: cannot format micro sd, believe me, i tried everything

@supremo

 

hi, could you guide me how I can get my sd card replaced? i bought mine at gamextreme, i still had the receipt - i just can't remember their return policy. were you required to surrender the non-working card? TIA.

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-22-2013

Re: cannot format micro sd, believe me, i tried everything

Hi All

I'm facing the same issue as I'm not able to format my Sandisk SD 64GB Card. I tried all the ways to format it  but no way and no solution so far. I thought it's only me but after i have done some google searches i found many people d=facing the same issue. what a lose of data and money!!!!!!!!!.

Newbie
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎11-25-2013

Re: cannot format micro sd, believe me, i tried everything

Exactly same with me.  I am using also Note 2 with 64G sd card and facing the same problem.  I have tried whatever program such as SD Formatter 4.0, Disk Manager, EASEUS Partition Master, DiskGenius, Hard Disk Low Level Format Tool and etc but failed to fix it.  Please give us response!!!