My micro SD card isnt working and bearly reading.

i reformatted a micro SD card with my mac, but it failed halfway and is no longer readable by my tablet, my mac wont directly read it, but does detect its existence, and my windows installed it's drivers, and detected that it was a usb storage device, but i could not access it, it seemed to only appear sometimes, i cant see how to reformat it properly to fix it, it seems that device managers can see it but not do anything with it, while it wont appear to file explorer/finder, or terminal. just device managers.

is there any way to install new drivers or reformat it properly?

is it just trash at this point? it isnt hardware damage, just an improper format made it not properly readable.

the way i tried to find it with terminal was

"disk part", opened up the disk partition terminal, then typed in "list disk"

nothing, just mac seeing it, and windows knowing what it is but not being able to use it.

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@magicalpamda, what do you see in Terminal when you type 'diskutil list'?


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I have the same problem when I flash my SD card wrong. Just put it in a camera and format it with that. Then format format it with your mac.

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my wii didnt take it and my camera will just shut off if the card is in there

maybe a PS3?

im just going to see what and if things can format it


@magicalpamda Do you have a sony camera? That should work.

A PS3 doesn't have a SD card slot.


the camera didnt know what to do so it shut off

the wii didnt know how to use it

and the ps3 and xbox 360 both didnt even see the drive and try to format it.

my best bet is a PC.... i think the device's drivers might be totaled.


You don't need drivers for an SD card. Besides, a PC doesn't do any better. All you need is a sony camera. If you have a friend with one ask them to format it for you. Just put the card in, turn the camera on and format it.


@pccheese Launch edition Ps3 have a SD card slot under the flap in the front.


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