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    Default Brand New but Damaged SD Card?

    I had this SanDisk Ultra 64GB for a 6 months. When I got my S4 a few weeks, I got a message saying "Damaged SD Card" and suggest to reformat it.



    I formatted it on my iMac with Disk Utility, ExFat. I transferred all my files and got this error message again but I ignore it. The next day it wouldn't play any of my Music or Videos.

    I contacted SanDisk and got an RMA. I got the replacement last night and this morning after transferring all my files I got this message again?!?

    I ignored it and playing The Newsroom as I'm typing this to see if stops like before. So far so good. I'm just wondering if anyone else got this?
    Last edited by bembol; 05-18-2013 at 09:50 AM.
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    Default Re: Brand New but Damaged SD Card?

    Quote Originally Posted by bembol View Post
    I had this SanDisk Ultra 64GB for a 6 months. When I got my S4 a few weeks, I got a message saying "Damaged SD Card" and suggest to reformat it.



    I formatted it on my iMac with Disk Utility, ExFat. I transferred all my files and got this error message again but I ignore it. The next day it wouldn't play any of my Music or Videos.

    I contacted SanDisk and got an RMA. I got the replacement last night and this morning after transferring all my files I got this message again?!?

    I ignored it and playing The Newsroom as I'm typing this to see if stops like before. So far so good. I'm just wondering if anyone else got this?
    I have seen on other forum threads that Samsung devices don't like reading ExFat, due to Microsoft licencing issues, etc. You may want to confirm what I just said, to make sure. You can also try reformatting to Fat32, but I don't know how well this will work, if at all.

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    Default Re: Brand New but Damaged SD Card?

    It could be but my never got this or any error message when I had my Note, S3, Note 2.

    Also, I only get this when I insert the card but when I Unmount and Mount it, no error message.
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    Default Re: Brand New but Damaged SD Card?

    Quote Originally Posted by bembol View Post
    It could be but my never got this or any error message when I had my Note, S3, Note 2.

    Also, I only get this when I insert the card but when I Unmount and Mount it, no error message.
    I am going to be honest, right now I am at a loss. Short of removing all your files to your PC and reformatting on your phone, I can't think of anything else.

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    I bought a new 64gb sandisk microsdxc from Bestbuy cause it was on sale the other day and I had a $10 gift card to use. I put the card in my phone and formatted it there but when I plug it into the card reader to transfer stuff from my computer it tells me that the drive needs to be formatted. Faulty card? Or am I doing something wrong. How long should the phone take to format it when I press format? It doesn't seem to make me wait very long at all either. Maybe a few seconds
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    Default Re: Brand New but Damaged SD Card?

    Quote Originally Posted by bembol View Post
    I had this SanDisk Ultra 64GB for a 6 months. When I got my S4 a few weeks, I got a message saying "Damaged SD Card" and suggest to reformat it.
    I've gotten this error on my 64gb SanDisk card a few times. So far,I just take my card out and reseat it, and it works. I keep thinking I'm going to lose my card at any moment.

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    I had this error on two SanDisk Ultra 64gb cards when I bought them for my S3. Exactly the same error. After two replacements the company selling me the cards said they didn't know what I was doing to the cards, gave me my money back and asked me not to buy from them again. They couldn't get them to work either. I'd try a different brand.

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    Just unmount your card then re mount. job done!

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