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    Default SD card not showing up in storage

    So the other day my worst fear struck me again. My previous phone, an HTC EVO LTE had the same issue. I had to keep ejecting and putting back in my sd card. Finally I bought a new one and it was working fine. I got the S3 last week and it only took a week for my 3 week old memory card to act up. So I ejected it and put it back, and worked. Now since then, it happened again and now my phone doesn't recognize my sd card at all. This is my screenshot with my 3 week old sd card inserted. Please help!

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    If you plug the card into the computer via a card reader, does the computer recognize the card? If not, then you have a card problem. If it does read it, then you have a phone problem.
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    I posted about the same problem in the general Samsung Galaxy S3 forum: http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...ecognized.html

    * Same message about to "Mount SD card"... but nothing happens.
    * Same message with the card in another S3
    * Card does work in an external card reader attached to my PC (I was able to copy all of the data from the card to backup)
    * No option to reformat the card... it doesn't even recognize that a card is inserted.

    So... is the the card or the phone, or, in this case, two different S3s that don't see the card. This is a PNY 32 gb class 10 card. A particular problem with the S3 recognizing the PNY cards for some reason?
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    Prob with 32gig MicroSD - thoughts?

    Might be similar issue to that user.

    If the card is being recognized in the computer - try to do a full wipe/format

    https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_3/

    Once you backup (or looks like you've already backed up the sdcard) use that utility to completely wipe/reformat your microsd.

    Then power off the phone, insert the card, power up and see if it recognizes it.
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    I put in my old sd card and it works. Looks like my 3 week old memory card is broke already ugh

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    Well as of today here is the answer.
    SanDisk Responsible for Malfunctioning Galaxy S3 Micro-SD Cards

    SanDisk Responsible for Malfunctioning Galaxy S3 Micro-SD Cards
    SanDisk is now claiming responsibility for Samsung Galaxy S3 issues that users complained are killing memory cards and randomly leaving users with dead batteries.
    According to SanDisk a newly documented problem that effectively fried SanDisk micro-SD cards was in fact a manufacturing default.
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    I never installed on the SD card I thought it was installed when you purchased it so how do you make sure it is installed and how do you uninstall it
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    this is on galaxy s3 sorry about that
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    Jane,
    I'm not exactly sure what you're asking. Do you want to know if you already have an SD card installed IN your phone, or are you trying to determine if something is installed ON your SD card?

    If the former, you can go to Settings -> Storage and scroll down to the lower portion of the information. If you have an SD card installed in the phone it'll look something like this:If you don't have an SD card installed and you want to install one, you should power the phone off completely, (take your case off if you have one) and then take the back cover off the phone.

    Once the interior of the phone is exposed you'll find the little slot where the SD card goes - just slide it in there until you hear it click. Put the back cover on (along with your case if you have one) and power the phone on.

    When you check the Storage view again it should show the SD card information.

    Edit: this is what the Storage view looks like if you don't have an SD card installed.Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM 10.2 using Tapatalk 4
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