- 12-31-2012, 06:51 PM #1
So, on Friday night I was out with my boyfriend, and on the way back to his house, I tried playing some Words with Friends. My phone froze thanks to that app (not that shocking because it happens periodically). But then, when I reset it, something very weird happened... When I was about to be brought back to my home screen, I got a message at the top of the display that said there was an error with the SD card and that it wasn't being recognized. However, I don't believe there's any real issue because I'm still perfectly able to access my photos and music, which are all on the SD card.
This is something brand new that I've never seen until Friday night. Has anyone else experienced this?
- 12-31-2012, 06:55 PM #2
I've had that happen with other phones, after about the 5th or 6th time it happened the SD card went bad and erased everything.
- 12-31-2012, 07:17 PM #4
A couple of years ago there was a professional photographers site that did real intensive testing of memory card, write speed, read speed, number of rewrites, ...etc. They found a lot of memory cards that did meet the specifications they advertised. Professional photographers need good, fast, reliable memory cards due to the number of photos they take. I always thought SanDisk made the best memory cards, but that site rated Lexar as the best memory cards.
- 12-31-2012, 08:45 PM #5
Edit: It doesn't read NTFS file system I let the phone do the formatting and it uses HFS So it's either fat32 or HFS...
Last edited by smurfercom; 12-31-2012 at 11:13 PM.
- 01-03-2013, 09:28 AM #9
Have had the same problem as well. Only with my crappy, off-brand microSD card (Wintec I think). When I put in a decent card, haven't had the issue. Can really understand now why phone manufacturers are wary of adding a microSD card slot.
01-04-2013, 09:21 AM #11
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SD cards are either formatted as FAT32 or exFAT, depending on it's capacity ;)
Back to OP, I would take the SD card out, and take it to a computer and run a chkdsk on it. Let the PC fix any errors, then put it back in the phone.
Just like any PC, an unscheduled reboot my cause filesystem errors on the HD, hence the chkdsk on reboot. For some reason the phone doesn't, or isn't capable, of doing a chkdsk on the SD card.Guz
01-13-2013, 06:56 PM #12
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I had this problem and this is what caused it. The MicroSD cards are by default format in FAT format. This limits the file length that can be recognized. So when you take a panoramic picture, it has a super long name. When the phone boots up it sees what looks like a corrupt file name and gives that message. This was also messing with my music files too. How I found this out was I put the MicroSD card into my computer and ran a CHKDSK and it told me about the malformed file length of the panoramic picture files.
How to fix: I copied all the content off my MicroSD and then formatted to FAT32 (The phone doesn't recognize NTFS). I then copied all the files back and worked ever since.
Hope this helps.
- 01-17-2013, 10:37 AM #15
Update: I put my SD card into its adapter and popped it into my laptop this morning to scan it. It fixed some errors and I didn't get that message when I put it back into my phone. Thanks again for the advice, everyone!
- 01-25-2013, 04:56 PM #16
If you are getting "SD CARD PROBLEM" errors you can follow these simple steps to fix the issue which is caused by some activity on the SD card when battery is removed and/or reset, or battery removal without properly shut down.
1) Insert Memory card to PC
2) execute scandisk
3) put your Memory card back on the phone
4) turn it on, (problem solved)
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