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How to Fix a Corrupt SD Card

One of the important components needed in a cellphone is an SD card.




This card will be a file storage area that can be very helpful for HP owners because it can provide more storage space.


However, when the SD card gets corrupted it will become quite a serious problem for the users. Especially if many files such as photos, videos, and documents are stored there.


With a damaged memory card, it is not impossible that the stored files will simply disappear and cannot be recovered.


Signs of a Corrupt SD Card


When an SD card is damaged, there will usually be a few signs indicating that the card has a problem. Some of these signs include:


The photos in the gallery previously saved on the SD card are gone

A notification appears that the SD card cannot be accessed or the memory card is corrupted.


The SD card does not appear when the gadget owner opens it through the system

The gadget owner cannot copy, add or delete files from the SD card.


When such a sign appears, you can confirm if the memory card you have is faulty. If it's like this, users don't need to worry, because there is a possibility that the SD card can return to its original state or at least the files on it can be saved.


But keep in mind, that this does not apply to memory cards that are physically damaged, such as damaged. Rather it only applies to internally damaged SD cards.


How to Fix a Corrupt SD Card


Damage to the SD card is often a disaster for HP owners. Especially if all important data is stored there.


Well, the following tips can be done for SD card owners who are having problems or experiencing damage.


1. Restart the Gadget


The SD card may not be read because there is a slight problem in the smartphone system. Usually this happens when the user charges his phone overnight with the phone off, and the next morning when it is turned on some of the photos in the gallery are gone and the SD card becomes unreadable.


The solution, please turn off the cellphone, and please remove the memory card from the cellphone. Wait a few moments, then plug in and turn the phone back on. If indeed there is no problem with the memory card, usually the SD card will be read again.


Cases like this can also happen to users who take out the SD card too often, or cellphones that often download applications or access unsafe websites. It can also be an indication that your phone is being attacked by malware or viruses.


2. Trying SD Card on Another Phone


If it turns out that the first method doesn't work, please try the second method, namely by moving the SD card to another cellphone. If on another cellphone the user's memory card can be detected, and the files on it can be opened, then it's most likely not the damaged SD Card but the SD Card slot on your cellphone.


3. Connecting to PC or Laptop


The next way that can be done is to connect the cellphone to a PC or laptop. First, connect the phone to the laptop using a USB cable or remove the memory card and connect it using a card reader. Then two possibilities arise:


SD card drive appears or SD card drive is not detected


If the possibility (1) occurs, then certainly the memory card still has a chance to be overcome. And when opened, there will be two possibilities, namely the file can be opened, or the file cannot be opened and must be formatted.


If the SD card can be read on the PC, the files can be opened, don't waste time and immediately copy-paste all the files to the PC. After all the files have been copied and pasted, then format the SD card.


Then scan using AntiVirus to find out if there is a virus that causes the memory card to be unreadable on the smartphone. If so, please copy-paste all files back to SD card. After that, install and check again on the smartphone.


Meanwhile, if the file cannot be opened and a command to format it appears, it means that the user must delete all the files in it until there is nothing left. Because most likely the cause is from the file itself, so the SD card needs to be formatted in order to recover.


4. Disable SD Card


Before deciding to format the SD card, users can try the trick of disabling the SD card. The trick is to connect the SD card to the computer, then open Device Manager, right-click on the USB Mass Storage Device, and select Disable. Please wait a moment, then right-click on the USB Mass Storage Device, select Enable.

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