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#1 Colin McGregor

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 00:03

I just bought a Samsung ATIV S WP8 phone and I tried putting my microsd card from my focus into the ativ and I get "There is some problem in SD card. Please remove sd card from wp8 device. And reboot device.." Do I seriously have to buy another card to be able to have additional storage?


#2 Sikh

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 00:06

Back it up, reformat the card and then put it into your ativ and see what it says

#3 OP Colin McGregor

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 00:08

Back it up, reformat the card and then put it into your ativ and see what it says


My focus is broken and my pc wont read it. Apparently WP7 phones lock the card to not be used in PCs. Unless someone knows of a tool

#4 vcfan

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:28

wp7 locks the card.its a feature of SD for security purposes. the only way to erase it is to format it with a device that doesnt follow sd specifications. older dumbphones have higher success rates. find an old nokia or even some digicams are able to do it. writing software for pc wont do any good because you're at the mercy of the sd reader hardware controller.

#5 OP Colin McGregor

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:08

wp7 locks the card.its a feature of SD for security purposes. the only way to erase it is to format it with a device that doesnt follow sd specifications. older dumbphones have higher success rates. find an old nokia or even some digicams are able to do it. writing software for pc wont do any good because you're at the mercy of the sd reader hardware controller.


but theres no way of recovering anything. That sucks but better then nothing I guess.

edit: stuck it in 2 dumbphones and a camera and it doesn't even notice its there.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:53

Same thing happened to me, have a 2GB microSD card that was used for my Focus, tried it in my Surface RT, Win 8 PC, Win8 Laptop, nothing, even formatting it didn't work. Apparently a low level format works, haven't tried though. WP7 pretty much makes the SD it's bitch.

#7 linsook

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:27

whats wrong with your focus? i need some replacement parts for mine.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:28

Nothing, it works fine, I wanted to use the SD card for something else.

#9 linsook

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:35

i meant colin. he said his focus is broken.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:39

oopsy sorry.

#11 OP Colin McGregor

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 16:21

left it charging overnight too many times and it got so hot it never worked again

#12 George P

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 17:27

What about trying at some phone shop place? Maybe they can format it for you? This is the reason why ms didn't want accessible sd card slots in wp7 devices. I wonder if it'll read it if you put it in another wp7 phone? Unless it's linked to your specific phone it might work.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:50

Hello,

Sometimes, I think we forget that the SD in SDHC means Secure Digital because so few devices make use of the function to encrypt the card. Windows Phone is, of course, one of those devices, as mentioned in this blog post on MSDN.

Many Nokia phones (E71, N95, N97 mini...) recognize encrypted cards and will offer unlock them via reformatting. This may also be doable in some Windows Mobile 6.5 devices.

Alternatively, see this longish thread on XDA Developers for information on how to unlock a card via a Windows Phone 7 device.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky

#14 Simon-

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:05

Send your phone to Lindsook, he might be able to get yours going with his parts if it is not a Motherboard issue, you get your data, he gets a phone, then it's win win. Or Lindsook send to you. Who is more technical? Or get a third person who can do it?

#15 OP Colin McGregor

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 18:53

according to the msdn article "The data on the SD card can only be read by the phone, and cannot be read by other computers or phones." So I have to get my phone to work if I plan on recovering anything on the card. Trying it on another phone wont work.