How to Fix Damaged SD Card at home - Cell Phone Parts
- 17 Mar, 2020
In this blog, Cell Phone Parts will guide you on how to fix your damaged SD Card at home. Cell Phone Parts offers mobile phone parts and accessories including iPhone Parts, iPad, Samsung, HTC, Motorola, and many other models. We are one of the leading cell phone parts supplier in Mississauga, Canada.
SD cards are very popular photo storage device used in Android phones and Digital cameras, speakers and even in headphones. You can save hundreds of songs, videos, music and documents and can access this at any moment. But unfortunately, if SD Card damaged, then all your data is at risk. You will lose all your data stored on SD Card if you reformat your SD Card, which is by the way most common way to resolve damage SD Card issue. But it is not a pleasant situation as you will end up losing all your important data in a second.
In this article, we will guide you how you can fix your damaged/corrupted SD Card without losing any data. When you receive the message that “your SD Card is corrupted”, you need to immediately stop using this SD Card. Because every time you use your SD card after this error; the chances of losing your data from this card increases further.
What happened when your SD Card corrupted?
You cannot access your data stored on the SD Card when it is corrupted/damaged. One of the common reasons for why this error occurs is the possibility of change in file format during data transfer, or your SD card has developed some bad sectors. There is also a possibility that during data transfer, file format or the memory card is damaged. There are some reasons why your SD Card can be damaged or corrupted. And the first reason is physical damage to the SD Card. Second is a corrupt SD card file system. Your SD Card can also be corrupted if you remove it while transferring data. Another reason is the use of the card on multiple devices. And last but not least, is virus installation may cause your SD Card corrupted. Following is some guide to fix your SD Card and get access to your important data:
Fix Damaged/ Corrupted SD Card and Recover Data:
The first step that you should take to repair or reformat your SD Card, you should turn off your device. Then, remove your SD Card and insert it again and try to get access to your data. If you get access, immediately do the backup of your data. After backup, you can easily reformat your SD Card. But what if you do not get access to your data?
If your SD Card is not readable, following are the steps to fix your damaged SD Card.
- Connect the SD card to your computer
You need to connect the corrupted micro SD card to your computer and check whether the problem still there or not. Sometimes there are compatibility issues that may prevent the device to recognize the SD card. You can connect the SD card to your computer through a card reader. Also, you can join the corrupted SD card to another camera or smartphone to check the issue.
- Repair corrupt SD card using Command Prompt
To repair the SD card using CMD, connect the corrupted SD card to your computer. Then go to “My Computer/This PC.” Under the “Devices and drives” section, you need to locate the SD card and note its drive letter. Now run Command Prompt and type “chkdsk h: /r”, where “h” is the drive’s letter. The chkdsk command scans the damaged SD card and checks for the issues and repairs the corrupt micro SD card. After the completion of the scanning process, you need to connect the memory card to see if the “SD card is damaged”. Try reformatting it” issue has been resolved or not.
- Assign a new drive letter
To assign a new drive letter, open disk management and look for the SD Card. Now, right-click on SD Card and select “Change Drive Letter and Paths”. After applying the changes, restart your system and connect the SD card again.
- Disable the SD card
Connect your SD card to your computer and then go to Device Manager. Right-click on the SD card and select “Disable” and after few minutes click again and select “Enable”. For the changes to take effect, you may have to restart your computer.
- Go for SD Card data recovery services
In case of physical damage to the SD Card, you have to get the assistance of data recovery services. Data recovery services have built-in tools and a dedicated team to fix damaged SD card and safely recover lost, deleted, formatted data from SD Card.
Following these steps will increase chances to recover your data and fix the Damaged SD Card although this is not guaranteed, as there might be compatibility issues as well with your device. If you need any related to fix SD Card or anything related to mobile devices, and accessories parts, you can visit Cell Phone Parts Canada Store. You can also contact us on our social media accounts.Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CellPhonePartsCanada1/
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