Micro SD Card won't Mount (Corrupt?)

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  1. FancyPantsMan macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2012
    So I have a 1GB Kingston Micro SD card that was used with a phone. I plug it into a USB Micro SD reader, and the disk of "NO NAME" pops up. I click to see what's inside, but none of the files are there (or at least visible).

    I open up activity monitor, and sure enough it shows that "NO NAME" has data stored on it and is almost at maximum capacity.

    The files inside the card at this point are useless to me, so I go ahead and open disk utility to try and erase it. I select the disk, name it, hit erase, and shortly after I got an error. I don't remember what it was, but something along the lines that it couldn't erase and their was an error of some sort.

    I unplug it, and plug it back into my Mac, and nothing pops up. I restarted the computer, and still nothing pops up afterwards. I try it on my friends Mac, and still nothing.

    Then I try plugging it into my BlackBerry Bold 9780, and it identifies a card, but whenever it attempts to modify it, I get an error saying it can't. I tried to format using the BlackBerry, but I got another fatal error. I tried to repair it too, but also got a fatal error!

    How can I get the card working again? If I can't, please let me know ASAP please. Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated, thanks!
  2. chown33 macrumors 604

    Aug 9, 2009
    Sailing beyond the sunset
    Since you don't want any of the data on the defective card, and you don't know why the card is defective, why would you trust it to start working and store your data reliably?

    Even if you could diagnose why it failed (mechanical, electronic, whatever), would you really trust it?

    At this time, a 2GB microSD card is around $5 to $7, and fairly easy to find in that price range.

    Replace it and move on.
  3. FancyPantsMan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2012
    I guess you've got a good point. Even though it was a kingston card (which are very reliable), and I'd been using it quite often (even though the files on it were useless), I suppose it would be easier to purchase a new one for 4 bucks on eBay. Thanks again!
  4. ColdCase macrumors 68030

    Feb 10, 2008
    Make sure write protect tab didn't accidentally slide on
  5. FancyPantsMan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2012
    There isn't a slider on the reader or card, but thanks for the tip!

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