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My SD hard is recognized by my computer.

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  1. 3minence

    3minence Thread Starter

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    *My SD card is not recognized by my computer*
    Hi everyone, thanks for taking the time to view and help out with my dilemma.

    Backstory:
    We were out for 2 weeks water-skiing with my new SonyAction cam (basically a GoPro by sony). I used the SD card from the camera at the end of a day to view the files on my laptop but didn't copy them over as the card still had 14GB of free space. (16GB Card)

    The next day I put the card into my laptop again and one of the files was corrupted :eek:, so I copied over all the files and formatted the SD card for re use the following day(Have done before card worked fine).

    Now we are back and I cannot access any files on it, both on my laptop or PC!! :( These videos mean a lot to me, so If anyone has any idea how to get this working or a place I can take it to recover data I would very much appreciate it.


    All I have managed to discover about the issue:
    When I put my SD card reader into my PC without the SD card in it, (Its a USB with an SD card slot on it) the safely remove hardware appears in the system tray and plays the sound that It recognizes a connected device. The SD card is not recognized at all when I connect it to the USB reader.
    Can anyone help?

    NOTES:
    - This card was working in the camera.
    - I believe the card broke somehow when I plugged it into my laptop, but I didn't want to think those thoughts just yet :(
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  2. rainforest123

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    If the card has an electronic or physical defect it may not be recognized by the OS, in this case W7 because there is no communication between the OS & the card.

    RF123
     
  3. Lance1

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    Does the laptop have a built in card reader? or do you use the card reader dongle. With the card in the card reader go into Disk Management and see if it is there and not in Computer.
     
  4. 3minence

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    Its a micro SD sorry. I tried another micro SD card on both computers via dongle and on my micro SD -> SD adapter in my laptop SD slot. The unused micro SD works on both computers. So the one in question is undoubtedly kaput.

    So... anyone know if its possible for data recovery from this card? Any businesses that do it?
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  5. rainforest123

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    If the drive / flash card is not recognized, data recovery is morfe difficult; thus more expensive.

    I don't know if we are allowed to recommend companies.

    RF123
     
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    Oh well, just have to do my own research then.
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  7. Lance1

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    Lance1:
    VERY impressive.
    Particularly
    Thanks for posting the links to the products.

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    They are good. They do come in useful in certain circumstances.
     
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