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Micro SD Format Problem.

Bringe

FPCH Member
Joined
Aug 14, 2014
PC Experience
Some Experience
Hi Everyone:)
I recently bought a Kingston 32gb micro sd card.
I just tried to format it and I noticed it said it was only 112mb but I thought that would correct itself when it was formatted.
I tried it through the usual way first (my computer,right click the drive,click format,this is where it said 112mb,ticked fast format,then format)
then got "Windows was unable to complete the format" I tried it in various "file systems" but still the same.
So I tried it via disc management, and with the same result??
I removed it from the pc to check that the lock was off, and tried again, and now it hangs the computer. And have to remove it to unhang the pc.

I hope that one of you kind people can shed some light on this problem for me.
many Thanks.

Bringe.
 

AWS

Joined
May 17, 2009
Location
Illinois U.S.A.
PC Experience
Elite PC Guru
Where did you buy it?

Some sellers sell bogus SD cards. Advertise them at 32 gig or higher when they are actually 128M. What you describe is exactly how they act when you try to format them. You should return it to the seller for a refund and buy from someplace else.
 

Bringe

FPCH Member
Joined
Aug 14, 2014
PC Experience
Some Experience
Where did you buy it?

Some sellers sell bogus SD cards. Advertise them at 32 gig or higher when they are actually 128M. What you describe is exactly how they act when you try to format them. You should return it to the seller for a refund and buy from someplace else.
Hi AWS.
I thought that was probably the case. I got it from ebay, I will try for a refund but I wont hold my breath.
I dont know how these people sleep at night.
 

Bringe

FPCH Member
Joined
Aug 14, 2014
PC Experience
Some Experience
Just an Update.
I put this micro SD card in my phone and it worked straight away, even without formatting it.
There was an option to format it, so I did. and It still works fine. Then I tried it back in the PC and it works fine.
I will now leave it in my phone so I can take video whenever I want, and transfer to my PC.

Kind Regards.

Bringe.
 
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