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Old 04-06-2008, 07:45 PM
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OK, so last night, I was trying to delete everything from my micro SD card. So in Fedora, linux, I did the command "shred /dev/sdc1". I think that wasn't a good command for that because now my card isn't even seen by anything. It's NOT an SDHC, so I'm trying to connect it with the OF, but in windows, the extra drive says "Please insert a disk into that drive". In Linux, it doesn't even show up! Any help!?
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Old 04-06-2008, 07:54 PM
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What drive format is the card? How you tried reinserting the card?
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What do you mean drive format? You mean like Win32, etc? I'm not sure. I'll try re-inserting again.

Thanks for the help

EDIT: Reinserted, and the same thing happens
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I was talking if you know if the card is FAT16, FAT32, or NTFS.
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Old 04-06-2008, 08:50 PM
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Oh, I'm not sure, but it came with my Datel Games 'n Music for DS, so it didn't say...
Also, I never looked.

Sorry for my noobishness
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Old 04-06-2008, 09:07 PM
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It might be that the card could have been formatted to only work with the DS. I do not know. It is confusing me now.
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Using Windows, insert the card and reformat the card using the SDFormatter program here:

Download and install
http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/sd/download/sd_formatter.html
Manual here:
http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/sd/download/ftp/manual2007e.pdf
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Just be careful with that tool that you do not format the hidden partition with the firmware on it.
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Using Windows, insert the card and reformat the card using the SDFormatter program here:

Download and install
http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/sd/download/sd_formatter.html
Manual here:
http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/sd/download/ftp/manual2007e.pdf
Thanks, I'll try it right now and post the results!
EDIT:It doesn't see it, it only sees the Sansa's built in memory.
Wait, maybe I should try it with a different micro SD card reader, but I don't have any others
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Just be careful with that tool that you do not format the hidden partition with the firmware on it.

OK, I will
EDIT:I think that's what I did with shred
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It might be that the card could have been formatted to only work with the DS. I do not know. It is confusing me now.
Already tested, DS says "No SD Card inserted."

Well, if it's ruined, at least it was only a 128 MB, and we learned a lesson, never "shred" an SD card!
Also if it's ruined, I can use it to fill my SD Card slot on my sansa to prevent some dust from getting behind the screen.
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Shoot, sounds like something did make it go bad.
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Sounds like what happened with me, I had a 1 GB PNY card, and when the MicroSD slot on the Sansa went bad, so did the card! Oh well, I don't have an e200 anymore.
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Already tested, DS says "No SD Card inserted."
....But did the computer read it ok? Just askin' .

Well, since it can't hurt, try repartitioning (and reformating) the card using this utility from HP called HP Drive Key Boot Utility:
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http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00218060/c00218060.pdf
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I will, but will it work if the computer doesn't even SEE it?
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You need the right card reader that will still pass it off to the OS even when there's no partition. I have a MicroMate (SDHC reader too) and it seems to do that. I wouldn't think shredding sdc1 would wipe partition info (sdc would though) but it could I suppose..

In any event, you most likely wiped out the partition information. If you don't have a card reader, try putting it in a camera. You won't need the camera's USB for this, but if the camera recognizes it, it should format it and get it to a half working state, then you can put it in your DS/Sansa/etc and fix the rest from the computer.
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I will, but will it work if the computer doesn't even SEE it?
It depends on what you mean by not seeing it. Just because there is no drive letter assigned to it, doesn't mean it isn't seen. Did the SDFormatter program work enough to reformat it? If it did, the HP utility will to, to repartition it. Just give it a shot. Also, insert the card and see if it is seen under Disk Management (right click on My Computer, select Manage).

Chris brings up some good suggestions which remind me.... You can also try using one of those multi-card USB readers too (or a reader built into a printer); The ones that can handle many different memory cards. When you connect those, the OS usually assigns drive letters for each slot before inserting any memory cards. Just keep track which drive letter is assigned to which slot, then point the program to that drive with the card inserted.

It is too bad that that MP3 players with built in card slots don't have reformatting capabilities like cameras do.
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It depends on what you mean by not seeing it. Just because there is no drive letter assigned to it, doesn't mean it isn't seen. Did the SDFormatter program work enough to reformat it? If it did, the HP utility will to, to repartition it. Just give it a shot. Also, insert the card and see if it is seen under Disk Management (right click on My Computer, select Manage).
He doesn't use Windows.

Does dmsg show anything when inserting the card?
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He doesn't use Windows.
His first post:

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Yeah, I do have 1 windows comp, the other 3 are linux
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You need the right card reader that will still pass it off to the OS even when there's no partition. I have a MicroMate (SDHC reader too) and it seems to do that. I wouldn't think shredding sdc1 would wipe partition info (sdc would though) but it could I suppose..

In any event, you most likely wiped out the partition information. If you don't have a card reader, try putting it in a camera. You won't need the camera's USB for this, but if the camera recognizes it, it should format it and get it to a half working state, then you can put it in your DS/Sansa/etc and fix the rest from the computer.
Like I said, I don't have anything else except Sansa and DS, maybe one of my friends' phones can read it?
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It depends on what you mean by not seeing it. Just because there is no drive letter assigned to it, doesn't mean it isn't seen. Did the SDFormatter program work enough to reformat it? If it did, the HP utility will to, to repartition it. Just give it a shot. Also, insert the card and see if it is seen under Disk Management (right click on My Computer, select Manage).

Chris brings up some good suggestions which remind me.... You can also try using one of those multi-card USB readers too (or a reader built into a printer); The ones that can handle many different memory cards. When you connect those, the OS usually assigns drive letters for each slot before inserting any memory cards. Just keep track which drive letter is assigned to which slot, then point the program to that drive with the card inserted.

It is too bad that that MP3 players with built in card slots don't have reformatting capabilities like cameras do.
No, it wasn't on the list; I'll check the disk management in a little while when I have time
OK, actually, I know someone that has one of those printers! I'll try it...

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