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Is there a way to revive a dead SD card?

By abbasi
Aug 26, 2013
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  1. Hi all,

    My micro SD card is died. My question is just like the title; Is there a way to revive a died micro SD card?

    Thanks.
  2. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,468   +622

    Just Google "recover dead SD card", read through some articles. Let us know if something works.

    I don't know anything to recommend, sorry.
  3. Michael R. Wolf

    Michael R. Wolf TS Rookie

    Well I used to recover data from my dead pen drives using "unistal recover data from pen drive" may be it works on SD card also. just install the software and check it.
  4. abbasi

    abbasi TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 322   +14

    Know any safe website for download it freely?

    If software methods can't help, isn't there any hardware method to fix that?
  5. abbasi

    abbasi TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 322   +14

    No idea!!??:(
  6. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,658   +82

    Go to youtube and type in: recover dead SD card

    These SD cards are just memory Read/Write/store (they need to be handle with care)
    Even if you put the SD card in a zip lock bag and stick it into the freezer for 3 hrs.
    Then thaw it and then use it might work. I use this method on WD Passports to recovery
    from dead USB HDD. It works always.
  7. abbasi

    abbasi TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 322   +14

    OK & thank you. I'll try that.
  8. Islander

    Islander TS Member Posts: 40

    Just a shot in the dark: have you tried Defrag? Many years ago I ran Defrag on a "dead" floppy disc, and much to my surprise Defrag accepted the task without a murmur and when it was done the disc was like new with no losses.

    Frank
  9. abbasi

    abbasi TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 322   +14

    OK but What's Defrag? The defragment?
  10. Islander

    Islander TS Member Posts: 40

    Yes. Just like running Defragment on your HDD, but instead of drive C:\, put the SD in it's card reader slot, right click that drive, left click Properties, and under the Tools tab click Defragment Now. It's just a possibility, but it might do the trick.

    Frank


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