Micro SD Card Cannot Be Read Solution

Last updated on 17/01/2017

  • Micro SD card is not readable by smartphone?
  • Phone says SD card not found though you have inserted it in the android properly?
  • Micro SD card is not reading or showing up as a removable device on computer?

This article will share solution for unreadable coorupted micro SD card repairing with all original data being restored.

For a micro SD card which is not detected by phone or PC, only two steps are needed to make it work normally.

Step1. Get back inaccessible data

Step2. Fix the error using several common methods




Related questions for micro SD card cannot be read problem:

"I have two same micro SD card. One is used in my mobile phone, while the other one is used in my digital camera. Recently, the micro SD card for my digital camera is full, so I removed it from my camera and inserted the micro SD card for my mobile phone to the camera, and then I took some pictures by using the camera. Nothing happened until I removed the micro SD card and inserted it back to my mobile phone. I cannot read any file from the micro SD card anymore in my mobile phone. What is wrong with it and how can I get back files from the unreadable micro SD card?"

"My 4GB micro SD card is unreadable on my Samsung Galaxy S3, but there are lots of important files on this card. Connecting memory card to my PC, it says memory card is not readable. Please help me recover photos from sd card."


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Solution - Restore Files off Unreadable Micro SD Card

When a micro SD card is not readable, the first thing you need to do is to stop using the micro SD card. On the one hand, you should avoid overwrite the micro SD card. And on the other hand, you should protect the micro SD card from being physically damaged. Therefore, the best way is to stop using the card and connect it to your computer. Then, you can download iCare Data Recovery Pro, the data recovery program to deep scan the unreadable micro SD card and extract files from the card. With the data recovery program, you are able to restore pictures, audio files, videos, office files, etc from all brands of micro SD card. This program allows you to preview found files and decide which you want to recover.

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Steps to Repair Files from Unreadable Micro SD Card

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Step1. Connect the SD card to a computer. Download the program on the computer. Then, select a recovery module.

select recovery
Step2. Choose the micro SD card to scan.

select drive
Step3. Preview found files like photos, word files, etc. and select all types of files needed and save them.

recover files

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How to Repair Undetected Micro SD Card?

The solutions for undetectable micro SD card repairing vary from one situation to another.

1. My micro SD card won’t read on my phone

Micro SD card is not detected by Android mobile? Please check the phone first of all to know if it is phone hardware problem or Android system incompatibility that causes the problem. To check this problem, you may:

  • Reboot android phone and reinsert micro SD memory card
  • Restore phone to factory settings

After checking the mobile phone, you can plug the micro SD card to another phone or computer to see if it can show up. Just format the micro SD card if it can be read by Windows or Mac computer.

2. Micro SD card not working on computer

When micro SD card is not reading by PC, you should also check if the USB port or card reader / USB cable for the card is corrupted. Just change another USB port or USB cable for SD card attaching if it is the problem. If it is micro SD card corruption that leads it to be unreadable by PC, you can have a try with following methods:

  • Open disk management on Windows to format micro SD card there
  • Open device manager on Windows to update micro SD card driver
  • Run command prompt to check and repair micro SD card

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Why Can You Recover Files from Unreadable Micro SD Card

The reason why you can recover files when the micro SD card is unreadable is that all kinds of files are not erased but remain intact on the card. Before you write new data to the micro SD card, the data recovery program can always help you get back those files from the unreadable micro SD card. In order to prevent those files from being overwritten by new written data, it is highly recommended to stop using it before data recovery. In addition, it is strongly recommended to protect the micro SD card from being physically damaged or destroyed.

Tips When Using Micro SD Card to Avoid Problem

An unreadable micro SD card can put your original data stored on the card in danger. Although data recovery software is available for lost data recovery from an unreadable micro SD card, nobody likes to meet such kind of problem. Therefore, it is necessary to use your micro SD card properly and avoid meeting such kind of problem. Usually, you can pay attention to following points:

1. Remove your micro SD card properly

2. Protect micro SD card from being physically damaged

1. Remove your micro SD card properly

As you know, micro SD card is widely used in mobile phone, digital cameras and some other devices. A micro SD card can also be connected to a computer when you want to write or transfer data. If you want to remove the card from its device, you should remove it properly. For instance, you should turn off the digital camera or mobile phone when you want to remove the micro SD card inserted. If you want to unplug a SD card from your computer, you should remove it safely. You had better never remove a micro SD card during data transferring process.

2. Prevent SD card from being physically damaged

Improper operation can make a micro SD card corrupted and become unreadable. You should also use your micro SD card carefully to protect it from being physically damaged such as water damage, fire damage and more.

If you mistakenly format micro SD card or delete files from the card, iCare Data Recovery software can also help recover files after reformatting card or deleting.

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