Sd card won't mount, says its damaged! Help

meloncollie1

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Ok I've had an LG Vortex for probably about two years now. It's always worked fine up until about six months ago. It started saying it was full, so I'd delete a picture here and there but eventually it just stopped loading my picture gallery it was so full, and my sd card just stopped working completely. It said I needed to format it, so I took all of the pictures and put them on my computer and tried to format it, but It said it was damaged. Also, previously I didn't know that you had to mount and unmount it when taking it out so I don't know if that had anything to do with it. So anyway, I buy a new SD card, try to mount it. It says it's damaged. A little while later, I buy another card figuring it might just be that card was messed up. STILL SAYS IT'S A DAMAGED CARD. These are two brand new cards I tried, so I know it's something to do with my phone, but I don't understand.

Please someone help me with this. I've looked around the forums and can't find this particular problem.

PLEASE HELP, I'M DESPERATE. I WANT TO BE ABLE TO TAKE PICTURES ON MY PHONE AGAIN AND HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO FOR MONTHS AND MONTHS
 

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Ok I've had an LG Vortex for probably about two years now. It's always worked fine up until about six months ago. It started saying it was full, so I'd delete a picture here and there but eventually it just stopped loading my picture gallery it was so full, and my sd card just stopped working completely. It said I needed to format it, so I took all of the pictures and put them on my computer and tried to format it, but It said it was damaged. Also, previously I didn't know that you had to mount and unmount it when taking it out so I don't know if that had anything to do with it. So anyway, I buy a new SD card, try to mount it. It says it's damaged. A little while later, I buy another card figuring it might just be that card was messed up. STILL SAYS IT'S A DAMAGED CARD. These are two brand new cards I tried, so I know it's something to do with my phone, but I don't understand.

Please someone help me with this. I've looked around the forums and can't find this particular problem.

PLEASE HELP, I'M DESPERATE. I WANT TO BE ABLE TO TAKE PICTURES ON MY PHONE AGAIN AND HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO FOR MONTHS AND MONTHS

Have you tried mounting it to your PC? Sometimes, PC can detect errors upon mounting and ask to fix them. Otherwise you can still mount, right click, properties I think, and select repair.

However, keep in mind SD cards do have a lifespan. If the card truly is dead no amount of repair will help.

For future reference, keep backup copies of anything you do not want to lose. Either a copy on your PC, cloud storage, anything. Me personally, I keep at least 3 copies of critical files. Phone, PC, and back up hard drive.

Sent from a SlimROM S3.
 

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i know, but i tried two brand new cards!

I've had trouble in the past, sometimes when i reboot my phone the sd card doesn't mount. Try turning phone off then pull sd card out, then put it back in, then turn phone back on.

I've had to do this several times this past year, but it has always worked for me.