I’ve had a Sandisk 64GB MicroSDXC card that I’ve used in my cellphone… I forget how long I’ve had it, but the good part of a year - probably somewhere around 9 months.
And it’s worked great, I’ve really loved how fast the card is. I got one of the UHS (ultra high speed) ones for that reason.
Earlier today, my card seemed to have “self destructed” and I am completely at a loss here. I took the MicroSD out of my phone (it was turned off at the time) and inserted it into an Android tablet that I wanted to demo at a retail store. I wanted to see how some of my pictures would look on the screen and so on.
It worked perfectly fine, but I forgot to turn off the tablet or “safely remove” my card. Incidentally, I had done the exact same thing on another tablet and nothing bad happened.
Anyway, I went to put it back in my phone and it said the card was empty or unrecognized. Obviously that’s not right!
So I tried putting the card into my computer directly, and surely enough it showed as not being formatted. Using the freeware TestDisk, as well as some proprietary partition recovery software - the card only shows up as being 32MB!!! And it doesn’t find any partitions (obviously)…
I noticed, though, that the card now gets very hot very quickly - literally within 30 seconds it’s almost too hot to touch. I don’t think it ever did that before. Is this a sign that the card is dead?
And if so… is there any way to recover data from flash media? I had a lot of really important photos and other things on there that I can’t afford to just lose… warranties are great but I need some way to recover the data as well!