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Yet another external SD card killer thread.
Hi peepz, first time poster and pseudo-newbie to the android world!.
So I've been searching around for this mysterious issue: "Damaged SD card, try reformatting". Although most solutions suggested reading it from the computer, I had to buy one, sooo I bought one AND a new SD card - just in case.
Before that though, I tried reinserting the SD card (didn't unmount, because I thought that wasn't necessary since it's "damaged"...), but now it's not even detected from the phone itself! (Mount card is greyed)
Put it in my card reader - doesn't show up in my computer.
So I, with utter fear, unmounted the 2nd, new SD card from the phone and inserted that to the card reader - viewable in my computer.
As for. how it happened, presumably during my sleep - previous night it worked fine, "damaged" next morning. HOW‽‽‽‽
My question now is,
Did I undoubtedly kill my first SD card?
I seriously don't know: mysteriously "damaged" one moment and then unreadable the next...
If there's anyway to retrieve the data or revive the card (DIY; free methods), please, I want to know.
And also, are there any known prevention methods? Or should I just leave my new SD card snug in its new (p)home?
*First card, when initially inserted, was unmounted, remounted, and formatted on the phone (I was playing around and just making sure) - could this have been a precursor?
(The card has lasted for a bit less than one month)
**both SD cards are 16gb MicroSDHC sandisks