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Old 08-08-2009, 12:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I think I'm posting this is the correct forum but anyways... I have a 1Gig SD card. I've had it for a very long time and it's never given me issues. I work at a music store and we just put on a small summer camp for a week. Part of the camp is that we record the songs we do. We used a Roland digital recorder and some other gear. The recorder uses SD cards and saves them as WAVs. We used 2 SD cards throughout the process and ONE of them is fine. The 1Gig card wont read on ANYTHING! It wont even read when I stick it in the recorder. Only ONE time I got a message on a Windows PC saying something along the lines of "could not recognize" but that's it! I wouldn't even be able to use software recovery tools as the card isn't even recognized. Normally I would just say forget it but this has some very important files on it including photos. Anyone have any ideas or know of any services I could send my card to to get my data off the memory chip?

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There are such services, however data recovery services often cost hundreds of pounds/dollars.

I'm sure someone here knows a good data recovery firm.

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well if you google "SD CARD DATA SALVAGE"

you will find alot of various apps that claim to salvage and recover data.

I would weight the options and use at your own risk, professional data recovery is quite expensive.
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if you're electronically minded you can open the card and check the solder points for the components, especially the flash chip as it could be down to a bad solder joint.
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