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Help me bring my Micro SD card back to life!

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Here's the problem: I have an old Motorola Z6 with a Kingston 2GB Micro SD card, everything was working fine, until 6 months ago, when it constantly failed: the data was constantly being damaged and erased, my SD card constantly got bricked, and now, the card won't be formatted!

The problem is that I don't have the Micro SD to SD adapter, that would make things easy, the only way to fix it would be somehow forcing the phone to format the SD card... but how?

The phone DOES recognize the card, but it says it has 0Bytes of capacity, and when I ask it to format it, it will say there was an unknown error.

So what I need is a way to format the card and get it back to work, it doesn't matter that I have to use Telnet or something like it, I NEED to bring it back to life!

Any ideas?
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To bad you don't have a micro sd slot on your printer and/or on your pc.
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use GetMyDataBack NTSF (or FAT32 in this case?).... not only will it recover data from old broken discs, itll help you format and bring it back to life.
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Originally Posted by mikepahl318 View Post
use GetMyDataBack NTSF (or FAT32 in this case?).... not only will it recover data from old broken discs, itll help you format and bring it back to life.
Where do I get this software? Google is not being too helpful
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Where do I get this software? Google is not being too helpful
Well if he spelled NTFS and GetDataBack properly it would have helped

http://www.runtime.org/data-recovery-software.htm
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Sigh... the software cannot find the SD card

It's getting frustrating, I'd rather get the ATRIX already!

Any other way?

EDIT: Change of plans, I found an adapter, Windows DOES read the card, but when I try to format it, it says that the disk is protected against writing, when the card is NOT locked... what do?
Edited by Icekilla - 4/19/11 at 6:26pm
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Okay, I managed to format it using the adapter, but it looks like I got no luck since my phone is still seeing it as if it had no storage and it was damaged, yet, on windows, it's working without a problem...

So now it's my phone's fault? u.u
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Did you format it to NTFS, FAT16, or FAT32? I'm fairly certain that the phone won't recognize the memory card if it's formatted to NTFS. I'm not sure about FAT32 though. You might want to try FAT16 to see if that helps. FAT16 is the most universally accepted.
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