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SD not recognized

  1. Hello, I've been given a 4GB PNY SDHC, with a number of photos on it.

    It's not being recognized by any computer.
    So far, I've run testdisk, which did not seem to see the disk.
    Disk manager has also failed to even see the disk.
    Recuva doesn't seem to start at all.

    Linux can't see anything.

    EDIT: Ok, for some reason, my computer started trying to read it.
    Testdisk, my computer, and disk management seem to have all frozen looking for drives.
    Computer management now seems to have stopped, and come up with a "Generic USB SD Reader", with a red x icon.

    After all that, testdisk doesn't seem to have found anything aside from my own hard drive :(.
     
  2. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Topic Starter Posts: 3,435   +145

    Bump... ?
     
  3. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Since you tried on different computers as well as different OS, i would guess it's a failing SD card. (i'm assuming the different computers you tried had different card readers, i.e. you weren't re-using the same USB card reader each time, in which case, we can also rule out the card reader as the problem)

    If you can't get TestDisk other other tools to even detect the card, i think you're out of luck. :(
     
  4. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Topic Starter Posts: 3,435   +145

    Yes unfortunately, that's what it looks like.
    It's been taken to a place for recovery...we'll see what turns up.
    Thanks for your consideration.
     

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