Samsung Galaxy S5 SD Card Is Damaged Issue & Other Related Problems

The #Samsung Galaxy #S5 is one of the many Android devices in the market that comes with a microSD card slot for expanding its storage space. This particular model is available in 16GB and 32GB variants which can further be increased by adding a 128GB microSD card. This is definitely an advantage for consumers who love to store tons of music, photos, and videos on their phones.

Samsung Galaxy S5

There are however instances when microSD card issues can occur on this device. This is what we will be troubleshooting today as we tackle the Galaxy S5 SD card is damaged issue & other related problems.

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S5 SD Card Is Damaged

Problem: My s5 keeps saying sd is damaged try reformatting it..but then it says if i choose to do so I will loose all my personal data. But I know my sd is not damaged so plz help me understand why it keeps telling me this and why I can not see my photos I had on there B4 I got this phone even with the sd card being in the s5 for a yr now and could see all of my photos until recently and why it’s just now saying this about my sd card? And also if nothing else and I take out my sd card to replace it will i loose all of my data stored on that sd card? Thanks

Solution: You can verify if the microSD card is indeed damaged by taking it out of your phone and having your computer read it. You need a card adapter for this to work. If your computer detects the microSD card then it is still possible to save the data stored in it. Just copy the data stored in the card to your computer then format the card using the FAT32 file system. Once the format is complete you can then insert the card back to your phone.

If the microSD card can’t be read even by your computer then it could already be damaged. It’s going to be difficult to access the data stored in this card if this is the case. If the data is important to you then you can try hiring the services of a professional data retrieval company however there is no assurance that all of your data will be retrieved.

Another factor that can cause this type of problem is that the card is not damaged but the phone is recognizing it as being damaged. This could be caused by a software issue in which case you should backup your phone data then do a factory reset. It could also be caused by a damaged phone hardware such as the microSD card slot contacts. Check if the contacts have any dirt or if they are misaligned. You may need to bring your phone to an authorized service center to have the microSD card slot checked.

S5 microSD Card Corrupts Files

Problem: I’ve been having issues with my sd card for a long time. Had a 64gb, and my phone would frequently “forget” that it was in. That issue eventually went away, but it would still randomly corrupt pictures, making them unreadable, and would not allow me to transfer app files over to it. It would also corrupt music files. I just got a new, better quality, sd card this week. I downgraded to a 32gb, thinking it might be easier to handle… But the issues are much worse. I lost almost all of my photos, I lost all my music, and the phone doesn’t realize it has an sd card every hour or so. Needless to say, I formatted the card several times, and even factory restored the phone so I could set everything up together… To no avail. Please help!

Solution: Since you already performed a factory reset and even replaced the microSD card with the issue still occurring then there are two possible reasons why this is happening. First, there’s a possibility that the microSD card you bought is also faulty. You need to check if this is the case by getting another one. Make sure to get one from a reputable brand such as Sandisk or Samsung. Second, the phone hardware may be damaging the microSD card. This can be caused by the microSD card contacts not aligned properly or the sudden spike in voltage the phone provides to the microSD card. Either way you will need to bring your phone to an authorized service center and have it checked.

S5 microSD Card Became Blank

Problem: I recently removed my micro samsung sd card and put it in a gopro. It did not work in the go pro. When  put it back in my samsung it states the card is blank.. it also states I need to format it. It states one I format it I will lose my thing on the card.

Solution: The problem could have started when you removed the card from your phone while data was still written on it. This could cause this kind of problem. You should verify further if the card is indeed blank by having your computer read it. You will need a card reader to do this. If the computer can detect files stored in the card then make a backup copy before formating the card.

If however the computer also detects the card as being blank then it’s going to be difficult to recover the data stored in it. The best thing to do right now is to format the card. The next time you want to remove the microSD card from the phone it is best to unmount it first to prevent issues such as this from happening again.

S5 SD Card Removed Error

Problem: ought samsung 5 just today. My old phone’s sd card went bad. All pics lost. I cried. The verizon salesman said take it to CVS or Walmart and see if they can read it. Got new phone home, pressed Gallery, and like magic, ALL pics appeared on new phone. Now several hours later, tapped Gallery and it said “”sd card removed, etc”” and now ALL PICS ARE GONE!!!  🙁


Solution: Try turning off your phone then take out the microSD card. Have your computer read the card. You will need a card reader to do this. If the computer can read the card I suggest you copy its contents to a folder in your computer. Once this is done, take out the card and reinsert it in your phone. Make sure that it is inserted in its correct orientation and that it is secured. Turn on your phone then check if it can now detect the microSD card.

S5 No Files In SD Card After Rebooting Phone

Problem: Hi! I had a fingerprint lock on my phone but my brother tried doing it several times and ended up locking my phone and none of my pin/password worked.I had one try left and I called verizon several times and they said the only way to resolve it is by rebooting my phone.I had a SD card and my pictures were all saved there. But once i rebooted, there’s no file on my sd card. why is that?

Solution:  Try taking out the SD card then have your computer read it. If your computer can detect the files then do make a backup copy. Before inserting the card back to your phone I suggest you start it in recovery mode then wipe its cache partition.

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