The limited internal memory capacity of smartphones requires support from external storage. Until now, the existence of microSD as an external storage has not been replaced even though a new type of memory card began to appear. The highest capacity of the microSD itself has reached 2 TB.
As additional hardware, microSD can not be separated from a variety of problems.
One of the most common is unreadable or corrupt files. If you experience a similar problem, don’t panic! You can do some of the following tips that we recited from wikiahow.com to save microSD from damage.
Clean the copper slab
The first tip to do is to clean the outside. Remove the microSD from the smartphone slot. Make sure you have turned off the smartphone first.
After successfully removing it, you can clean the copper plate on the microSD with a pencil eraser, cotton bud or microfiber cloth.
Wipe this section very carefully. Do not cause scratches on the copper plate. If it feels clean, re-enter the micro-SD and check whether the micro-SD can be read or not.
Format re-from smartphone
The next tip you can choose is to delete the data in total aka reformat. This method can be realized through a smartphone.
For Android users, please enter the Settings menu, then select the storage menu. On the storage menu, select the Erase SD Card option. Thus the microSD will return to factory settings without any remaining files.
Check and format from PC
The case of damaged microSD is very diverse. There are times when we are faced with a condition where the microSD is not readable on a smartphone, but can be read on a PC. Thus, there are two options that we can do, namely checking microSD damage or performing data format processes.
Connect smartphone with data cable to PC. Make sure the smartphone is in MSC (Mass Storage Mode) mode. If so, you can check the microSD through Windows Explorer.
The trick is to right-click the memory card drive, then select properties -> tools-> error checking. The checking process will take place. When finished, eject the memory card and then reinsert the microSD into the smartphone memory slot. Has the microSD returned to normal?
If not, you can’t help but have to process the data format. If there are some files that are still legible, immediately do a backup first by copying the files to a special folder on the PC. If it’s safe, just do the data format process.