10-03-2013 06:23 PM
After someone telling me that there is a known problem with some Sandisk micro SD cards and Samsung phones, I searched and found this. Same symptoms, phone started freezing up, requiring battery to be removed, fast battery drain, and eventually the SD card couldn't be read any longer! Now if you try mount, it says its blank and suggests a format.
Putting the card into WinXP machine, Win7 laptop, Raspberry Pi with 3 various micro SD card readers which are working with other cards just fine ... nothing, can't see the card as a drive. Have tried all sorts to try recover the data, nothings working.
It's a SanDisk 32Gb Class 4 ... less than 1 years old
Not about to send the card off for a replacement as there is still data on there .. I just can't see or get to it due to cards HW failure.
11-20-2013 06:23 PM
Was anyone able to recover their data? I have a Samsung Galaxy s3, and my SD card stopped working. My baby's first year of life is on this card!!!!
11-30-2013 04:06 PM
Having the same issue and am devastated. I have four months worth of pictures and videos of my two yr old twins on the SanDisk Micromate in my S3 and can't believe they might be gone forever... It never crossed my mind that it could malfunction and hadn't backed up anything because we were getting a new computer for Christmas. Could not be more heartbroken!
12-31-2013 11:29 AM
I'm in the same boat - Fall of 2012 bought 2 Galaxy S3s, and 2 32 GB cards - on one phone all is well, on the other it started unmounting and remounting until it was just gone with my data and needing reformatting - can't reformat in phone, was about to try to reformat with my pc now and it thinks it's a 30.2 MB card and won't allow for a reformat.
12-31-2013 04:44 PM
Simple. Call SanDisk for a warranty replacement.
01-29-2014 11:53 PM
Yah.. truly.. I also brought Sandisk ultra 32 GB.. its worked great when slotted on phone, but when I plugged it to PC by card reader, it sometimes lost its format, its asked me to format almost everytime i plugged it to pc and i had many times reformatted it because of it..
I had tried to use different card reader but the trouble was still happened.. and sometimes it lost from drive when i tried to copy files to it..
it also made my pc get slower and sometimes the windows was not responding when opening it..
how to solve this issue?
03-22-2014 09:32 AM
I'm a sgs3 (i9300) user and planning to buy a SanDisk ultra 32gb memory card through Flip kart....
But I've seen many s3 and note 2 users with similar issues...
So what you guys recommend..?
Shall I buy this product or try something else?
04-05-2014 05:51 AM
Just wanted to report that I have the same issue with a 8GB MicroSDHC by SanDisk. The card did work fine for some 3 months in my miobile phone (Samsung S4 Mini) but then started to behave like descriobed by all oters in this thread. Also on my PC (W7) I am prompted to format. I have not done this since I have valuable pictures on it. Is there a way to recover pictures from a corrupt SD card?
Anybody tried this, http://sdcard-pics.digitalphoto-recovery.com/ does it work for SD cards and is it reliable?
Strange that SanDisk is not taking care of this, obviously it happens not only with Samsung.
Maybe wise to use another memory card brand since this problem seems to be so common.
07-07-2014 08:10 AM
My Sandisk 32 Gb Microsd High Capacity just up and quit on Saturday 7/5. I bought it the day before the Galaxy S5 was released, installed on my brand new phone which has never beed dropped. I tried all teh suggestions by using a USB reader on my laptop and desktop, using the laptop card reader, trying to read on a tablet, all of which has failed. The tablet refers to it being damaged and Window 8 doesn't even recognize it. I emailed SanDisk on Saturday and got the auto reply: Thank you for contacting SanDisk Customer Support. You should receive an email response from a SanDisk Customer Support Representative within 2 business days.
Will wait patiently until Wednesday to see if I am contacted.