SD card not recognized by S3
Just got my S3 today through Verizon. Got my 8 gb card out of my old LG Vertex, had all the apps on it, plugged it into my S 3, nothing showed up. Playing music and viewing my gallery shows my pictures and music, but using es file explorer shows no trace of my sd card. I don't want too just format the card, since I have music and pictures I want to keep. The version if android I was running on my old phone was 2.2.2 would that cause any compatability issues? Any help on how to use my sd card without formatting would be greatly appreciated
S3 keeps Mounting and Unmounting
Maybe this should be a separate thread, but there aren't too many out there regarding the external SD Card.
I too, have SD Card issues. My 16GB card wasn't recognized by the S3; it told me to insert a card. I tried pulling the card, reformatting it on a Windows PC using the exFAT file system. The card still was not recognized by the S3. I finally deleted all partitions on the card, using the Windows PC, and the S3 still would not recognize it.
Finally, I re-enabled several bloatware apps that I had disabled by the App Manager. That seemed to fix the problem. I was able to mount and format the card with the S3. I'm guessing some app is working very closely with the driver for that SD Card slot. On a related note, I had "Advanced Task Killer" installed and set to run every hour with a kill level of "SAFE" and a security level of "LOW". My card would periodically unmount. I'm guessing the ATK killed some important process. I have since, reconfigured ATK to not run at all. It is still installed though.
BUT!!!!,,, since then, my card has unmounted twice but I manage to get it remounted...... Once the S3 said the card was damaged. I won't store any info on it until things settle down. I have an 8GB card laying around, I may give that a shot to see how it reacts.
fix for sc card not recognized by s3
I had the same issue. Here is the fix: Use a mem card reader for your sd card on a windows machine. Open a command prompt, but run as administrator. At the prompt type: chkdsk x: /r (x: is the letter of the drive your mem card reader happens to be, so it could be g,h,j,d, etc.) and then hit Enter and just let it run it's processes. Once done, just pop the sd card back into your phone and all is well. Enjoy!