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  1. sure why not's Avatar
    Well, add me to the list...
    32G Class10 Trancend card.
    It's been in the phone about 4 months with no issues.
    Pictures, music, etc... (I do not save my apps to the card)
    Actually my first indication that something was amiss was that my phone had reverted to the stock (default) ringtone.
    After taking the call I see that I have a notification "SD card blank or has unsupported file system"

    I'll try and recover the card on my netbook when I get home.
    09-24-2013 03:50 PM
  2. PaisleyPumpkin's Avatar
    Thank you thank you thank you! I just did this and at first it didn't work :-( so I rebooted the phone and voila! My 1000+ missing photos/videos are back! And backed up. Most of them were backed up, but now they're ALL backed up (thank you DropBox).

    i have an answer!!!

    spent an hr on the phone with Verizon & Samsung

    I've gone through 4 sd cards... n ..this morning my 32gb sandisk Ultra card failed too..

    The process was long... the fix was simple ..... DON'T FORMAT!!!!

    GO TO SETTINGS
    - DEVELOPER OPTIONS
    - CLICK PROTECT SD CARD BOX

    done ... all info was restored to my sd card.. no formatting needed!!
    PPCANT likes this.
    09-26-2013 03:07 PM
  3. Loyd Koon's Avatar
    There has been a bad run of sandisk cards being made wrong or of inferior quality that was packaged new. I have been using pony brand SD cards and j st recently upgraded to a maxell card and have no troubles at all with my stock rooted s3 from sprint..

    Posted via Android Central App
    10-03-2013 12:34 AM
  4. Jeb Malcolm's Avatar
    my gs3 trashed my 32 gig sandisk, so I bought a 32 gig samsung sd card. came with out a micro adapter - didn't notice bec every other brand comes with an adapter. Samsung sd card can't be read with another brand's adapter ( can't imagine how they did that) and I couldn't find a Samsung adapter on line or in a site. Called Samsung Customer Service. SAMSUNG CUSTOMER SERVICE OFFERED TO SELL ME A MICROADAPTER so I could read MY SAMSUNG SD CARD---for $25

    THAT'S. TWENTY. FIVE. DOLLARS.

    Phone great. The rest of SAMSUNG really SUCKS.
    10-03-2013 02:44 PM
  5. GSDer's Avatar
    Strange - I ordered a 32GB card from Samsung and it came with the adapter.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM 10.2 using Tapatalk 4
    10-03-2013 04:01 PM
  6. Donvald's Avatar
    Its usually down to the quality of the SD card. Buying cheap ones off Ebay and the like will create problems down the line. I've always gone for the Class 10 Sandisk ones with the grey and red colours. They never have yet let me down
    10-03-2013 04:17 PM
  7. PPCANT's Avatar
    @techjunkie92

    What you wrote is not correct.

    My Sam 4s has 8GB internal memory and 32GB SD card which has been around for many years and used in several phones. The card and phone have been playing nicely together until yesterday the SD card ejected and now I'm trying to find out why.
    10-07-2013 10:04 PM
  8. anon(5265577)'s Avatar
    64gb class 10 Samsung mSD is acting up in my new Note 3.

    I can't find Settings >>> Developer >>> Protect SD Card.

    Running Android 4.3.

    Ideas?
    10-25-2013 01:36 PM
  9. GSDer's Avatar
    I thought they hid Developer Options in a different place on the newer phones - something about having to go into Settings -> About phone and tap three times, or something like that...

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM 10.2 using Tapatalk 4
    10-26-2013 09:25 AM
  10. msndrstood's Avatar
    Tap on build number 7 times, Developers option appears.

    Sent via The Big, Bad, Beautiful Note 3
    RayMabry, GSDer and sure why not like this.
    10-26-2013 09:36 AM
  11. Timhuynh75's Avatar
    I am having the same issue. I am using Sandisk 64GB sd on my lovely new samsung note 3, and it got same issue from many people experience with there 32GB. For instant, pictures show a big question mark, and some pictures you can see, and some you just can't. It is randomly errors. Any idea how to fix that ? thanks
    10-28-2013 04:31 PM
  12. GSDer's Avatar
    Any idea how to fix that?
    1. Contact SanDisk to see if you have one of their 'fixed' batch of SD cards
    2. Reformat the SD card in the phone
    3. If that doesn't pan out, use one of the recommended utilities and reformat the SD card on your PC
    4. Try a Samsung SD card - I haven't had any problems since I got mine

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM 10.2 using Tapatalk 4
    10-28-2013 06:02 PM
  13. jmunoz69's Avatar
    I tried this and it did not restore my SD card....Any other suggestions?

    Thanks
    10-30-2013 05:31 PM
  14. GSDer's Avatar
    I tried this
    Might be nice to know what 'this' is; and what kind of SD card you have; and what the problem is...

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM 10.2 using Tapatalk 4
    10-30-2013 05:59 PM
  15. visiperl's Avatar
    Add me as another user to the long list. And to back up some of the others, this is NOT just a SanDisk problem. The first card was a SanDisk 16gb. The second was a Samsung 64gb. I will purchase 1 more card and after that I will determine whether I take action against Samsung. My first card has worked flawlessly through usage on 2 phones, a few weeks after putting it in the Note 2, it died beyond recognition. A couple of weeks after I put the 64gb it started showing "Blank SD card" and would not recognize the card.

    So Samsung, get ready cause there's going to be a backlash from your failure to recognize the issue is the device hardware not the SD card.

    Good Luck
    visiperl
    11-01-2013 02:24 PM
  16. derk's Avatar
    Add me as another user to the long list. And to back up some of the others, this is NOT just a SanDisk problem. The first card was a SanDisk 16gb. The second was a Samsung 64gb. I will purchase 1 more card and after that I will determine whether I take action against Samsung. My first card has worked flawlessly through usage on 2 phones, a few weeks after putting it in the Note 2, it died beyond recognition. A couple of weeks after I put the 64gb it started showing "Blank SD card" and would not recognize the card.

    So Samsung, get ready cause there's going to be a backlash from your failure to recognize the issue is the device hardware not the SD card.

    Good Luck
    visiperl
    Good luck. I went through rounds with ATT and Samsung. ATT did send me a replacement S3 device but the problem came back. Samsung told me that it was the micro sd cards (PNY, Kingston and Sandisk) that I was using. They told me to get a Samsung micro sd card.
    11-04-2013 11:20 AM
  17. sure why not's Avatar
    Another card failure.
    This, 45 days after my first failure.

    I hope this is not a sign of phone degradation.
    I haven't even had it six months.
    I've actually been quite happy with the function and features of my S3 other than the card coming up blank.
    11-14-2013 12:04 PM
  18. Doug Watson's Avatar
    Another incident here: two cards fried. Samsung Galaxy Express


    Ship It Social!
    12-21-2013 07:24 PM
  19. Jim Sink1's Avatar
    I also had TWO COOK in my new 2 week old Samsung S3... one was a 16gb Samsung card the other a no branded 32GB card...A Transcend 16GB card works ok in it for now....The phone was giving me "Card Damaged" message, would not even work on my computer or a Tascam recorder after the S3 burnt them up!!
    12-23-2013 11:54 AM
  20. dailydoss's Avatar
    Another for the list...

    Worryingly this is with a SAMSUNG 32GB Class 10 SD Card.

    since I've had my S3 I got a 32GB Samsung Class 10 SD Memory card for it.

    Inserted all fine first time and have been using it 14 months without an issue. I have filled about 27GB up with over 7000 Photos and a couple of movies.

    A couple of days ago I got a warning triangle in the notification bar saying something about the memory card.. I ignored it, checked my photos were all there (Which they were) and carried on.

    Later on I checked my phone and there was no sign of my memory card album in gallery and in the settings for memory it's saying 'Insert SD Card' when it's already inserted

    I've taken it out, given it a blow ect and nothing is reviving it.

    Gutted.
    12-27-2013 05:58 PM
  21. Grypsgirl's Avatar
    I had a 32 gig card fail and just thought it was bad luck with the card. Maybe? Maybe not? I actually returned my phone and had to get a "like new" replacement just after having the phone for 4 months because of this. My phone kept telling me sd card unmounted, then remounted, insert sd card, no sd card, etc... until it fried my card. I didnt want to take a chance on purchasing another card and losing my pics again so I sent my brand new phone back and had to get one of their pos replacements thats now not reading the power connector. I lost 2800 irreplaceable pics. I was not aware that there are different class of sd cards, so I ask which are the better ones to buy and does anybody know if there is any relation to a certain class of card failing more than others in this phone? Thanks.
    01-20-2014 11:55 AM
  22. Camera Mike's Avatar
    Same problem - 32 G worked for a while then quit - all data still on the card - phone just does not see the card. tried different brands of cards does not seem to matter. Changed the SIM/SD board on the phone - $10 on ebay.. still same problem..
    When a card works for a while then quits can never get that card to work again in the phone - works on my PC reader but not in the phone.
    I think there is something getting fried on the card by the phone.
    01-28-2014 11:08 AM
  23. GSDer's Avatar
    I lost 2800 irreplaceable pics
    In the future, you may want to consider something like:

    Drive Photo Uploader: http://market.android.com/details?id...drivephotosync - automatically upload your pictures to your Google Drive

    Cloud Drive: http://market.android.com/details?id...uddrive.photos - automatically upload pictures/videos to the cloud; 5GB free

    Dropsync: http://market.android.com/details?id...xapps.dropsync - automatically sync your pictures to Dropbox

    I'm sure you can find other apps if you don't like those or if you use different cloud services.
    so I ask which are the better ones to buy
    Samsung cards seem to have better luck, although I've seen failures reported with them too. And I'd stay away from any 64GB cards, period.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk Pro
    01-30-2014 04:28 PM
  24. Wendy Cooper1's Avatar
    Over the past two days, my SGs3 was telling me my PNY 4gig sd card was in need of reformatting. I never clicked the button to reformat, because it said it was going to delete all information on the card if I did that... Then, the phone was telling me that the card is loose in the slot (or something to that effect) and I needed to check it. I looked, and it was in there tighter than tight. I decided to back-up my sd card today onto my laptop, and with using 3 adapters, the card isn't being read at all. Seems like I have lost a couple hundred family photos taken over the past few months since I've had my phone.
    Beyond bummed.

    So, after reading through a few of these posts here, am I to assume that the PHONE ruined this PNY sd card, or did the card fail on its own??
    03-13-2014 12:41 PM
  25. GSDer's Avatar
    am I to assume that the PHONE ruined this PNY sd card, or did the card fail on its own??
    Let's just say that it's pretty uncommon for SD cards to fail on their own - draw your own conclusions based on the large number of problems reported.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk Pro
    03-14-2014 01:58 AM
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