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Re: How to fix a physically broken sd card?
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2013, 07:24:10 PM »
A new Class 10 UHS-1 32GB Sandisk SD card is about $30 on Amazon.  Buy a new one and move on.  At those prices, trying to fix a busted old one is simply stupid.  IMHO, of course.   8)
I consider it being frugal......although whenever my kids say that word it sounds like they're saying "cheap bastard".  ;D ;D    I was intending to just toss it, but the glue was sitting there, so......

The other thought is that it's gotten a lot of physical wear and tear, what's going to go next? One of the gold contacts going to come lose and break off leaving you unable to get photos off of it? Plus they do eventually wear out and start losing data/capacity if you write to enough.
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Re: How to fix a physically broken sd card?
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2013, 07:24:10 PM »

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Re: How to fix a physically broken sd card?
« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2013, 08:11:08 PM »
One of the gold contacts going to come lose and break off leaving you unable to get photos off of it?

That's what surprised me when my sd card disintegrated - the actual chip/contact module seems to be bomb proof, quite contrary to the hollow "large" sd-type casing. That's why I had the idea to fix it...

Plus they do eventually wear out and start losing data/capacity if you write to enough.

Afaik only the premium sd cards have wear leveling, and they should have enough reserves before loosing data - but I didn't really research that.



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Re: How to fix a physically broken sd card?
« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2013, 08:20:01 PM »
I'd check with the manufacturer.  Its possible they will replace it or give you a discount on a new one.  A card should never break under normal usage.
They have quite a long warranty, at least 5 years.
 
http://www.sandisk.com/about-sandisk/warranty-and-user-guides/warranty-table/
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Re: How to fix a physically broken sd card?
« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2013, 08:21:50 PM »
A fix is worth it to get pictures off but that is all.  Do not count on the card to hold up under use.  About the worst thing that could happen is the card get stuck in the camera or you computer.   I bought a 32 GB SanDisk Ultra class 10 card for $19 a few weeks ago it is not worth the risk. 

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Re: How to fix a physically broken sd card?
« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2013, 03:21:47 AM »
Please buy a new one.
And if you are in the mood, contact the seller for replacement,
If it is broken again, maybe the card and/or the camera is broken.
Would be a nice surprise on important pictures or your once in a lifetime holiday.

PS.: I don`t like throwing things away, but this is not worth any trouble.

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Re: How to fix a physically broken sd card?
« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2013, 03:21:47 AM »