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Wed, Apr 15, 2015 2:21 AM

Update wrongly identifies SD card as damaged

Today AT&T pushed out an update to my Galaxy S5. Prior to the update, my SD card was working fine. Now the phone tells me the card is damaged and needs to be reformatted. This appears to be wrong -- the card works fine in my computer. But *if* there's something wrong with the card, it appears that it was *caused* by the update. Moreover, other users in similar situations have reported that reformatting the card doesn't fix anything. Also, I've got a 64B card and USB 2 -- I really don't want to spend a whole day backing up and restoring data. Reading the forums regarding fixes to the phone itself, I've only found recommendations for a factory reset, which will delete all my apps and app data. There's got to be a better solution than this! Any suggestions on alternative next steps?

ACE - Sage

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101.8K Messages

8 years ago

Try the simple fix first. Un mount, remove card. Do a battery pull. Reinstall and remount card, turn on and cross fingers.....

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8 years ago

Good thought on the battery pull, but unfortunately it didn't work. I had previously removed and reinstalled the card, cycled power, etc. I'm still getting the message: "SD card is damaged. Try reformatting it." 

ACE - Sage

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101.8K Messages

8 years ago

Darn....
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