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    SD Card Not Reading At All

    Hey everyone, I switched from a Razr Maxx to the S3 last night. I had a PNY 32GB Class 10 micro SD that I was using in the Razr and it worked fine. When I put it in the S3 I get all these errors about how android media has stopped, storage has stopped, internet has stopped... I am unable to get to the Storage setting in settings because of this.

    I put the card in my PC and it reads fine. I deleted some old files and backed the rest up to the PC (Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit). I then formatted the card in FAT32 (default allocation size). I put the card back in and got the same thing. I tried the card in my wife's Rezound and although it won't get any errors, the external space reads unavailable in the storage settings (both running ICS).

    I also tried performing a factory reset with the card still in the phone.

    I'm not sure what the problem is. The card will read and write fine in the PC but not my phone. I had another 16GB SD card which reads fine. Any ideas?


    Thanks.
    Last edited by diehardbattery; 09-28-2012 at 08:02 PM. Reason: SOLVED!

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    Re: SD Card Not Reading At All

    Quote Originally Posted by diehardbattery View Post
    Hey everyone, I switched from a Razr Maxx to the S3 last night. I had a PNY 32GB Class 10 micro SD that I was using in the Razr and it worked fine. When I put it in the S3 I get all these errors about how android media has stopped, storage has stopped, internet has stopped... I am unable to get to the Storage setting in settings because of this.

    I put the card in my PC and it reads fine. I deleted some old files and backed the rest up to the PC (Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit). I then formatted the card in FAT32 (default allocation size). I put the card back in and got the same thing. I tried the card in my wife's Rezound and although it won't get any errors, the external space reads unavailable in the storage settings (both running ICS).

    I also tried performing a factory reset with the card still in the phone.

    I'm not sure what the problem is. The card will read and write fine in the PC but not my phone. I had another 16GB SD card which reads fine. Any ideas?


    Thanks.
    I've had that issue just from flashing different ROMs. I fixed the issue on my VZW s3 by removing and reinstalling the card multiple times while the device was on and rebooting a few times. I have no clue why it corrected my issue but it did... I hope this helps

    Sent from The Third Galaxy

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    Well, I must have spent close to an hour trying what you suggested... it's somehow detecting when the card is removed, but does nothing when its inserted. Still getting the errors when I reboot, which I have done through the power menu as well as trying a battery pull... The errors I've seen are:

    My Files has stopped
    Backup Assistant Plus has stopped
    android.process.media has stopped
    MTP application has stopped
    Internet has stopped

    Sometimes if I go into settings, it will FC, and if I manage to get into it, when I click storage, it FC's....
    Last edited by diehardbattery; 09-24-2012 at 08:20 PM.

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    Okay, I found the solution! Not only did the card have to be formatted, but the partition needed to be deleted and re created as well! I followed this YouTube video


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    Re: SD Card Not Reading At All

    Glad you figured it out! :thumbup:

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