Micro SD corrupt

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by Carel, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. Carel

    Carel MDL Member

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    My Micro SD card that I'm using in my phone suddenly caused my phone to freeze when I insert it. I inserted the Micro SD card into my PC's card reader and the card doesn't want to format - it shows up as a 2kb drive. I was wondering if there are any tools out there that can re-initialize the SD card so that it can be formatted again? In Acronis Disk Director Suite it appears that the drive only has 4 sectors (which is impossible). There are no options to partition it however so I really don't know what to do... Is there any tools that can re-initialize the SD card or at least be able to detect it so I can re-partition it?
     
  2. jayblok

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  3. Carel

    Carel MDL Member

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    Unfortunately the procedure in the video don't work in my case. I just get a message that says: "DiskPart encountered an error: The parameter is incorrect". The thing is, my SD card won't work until it is properly initialized. I think Track 0 has gone corrupt and now the PC won't recognize the SD card as a card anymore. If I only knew how to use the SD card in SPI mode, then I could've fixed it.
     
  4. Carel

    Carel MDL Member

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    It also doesn't work. The problem is not to format the SD card. The problem is to get the SPI to Flash controller in the SD card to re-register the kind of EEPROM in the SD card. This is a procedure that is done at the manufacturer and if something goes wrong there - it cannot be corrected by just formatting the device or re-partitioning it.
     
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