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SD card no longer appears on mobile

  algernonymous 18:11 24 Dec 2018
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Season's Greetings all! I put a Sandisk SD card in my Moto G5, formatted it, transferred some files to it and set it as default storage. However it no longer shows in Storage on my phone and on plugging it in to laptop I just get Moto G5 showing in This PC and the SD card no longer appears. I removed and re-inserted it but still nothing?

  stlucia2 11:17 26 Dec 2018

How long has it been working? I recently got a message on my Android phone about the SD card being 'incompatible' (I think that's what it said) just after I'd swapped a foreign SIM card for my UK one. Removed the SD card and rubbed it's contacts on my shirt before re-inserting, and it's behaving fine again.

So I would suggest that maybe another remove-clean-reinstert cycle might do the job.

  stlucia2 11:18 26 Dec 2018

How long has it been working? I recently got a message on my Android phone about the SD card being 'incompatible' (I think that's what it said) just after I'd swapped a foreign SIM card for my UK one. Removed the SD card and rubbed it's contacts on my shirt before re-inserting, and it's behaving fine again.

So I would suggest that maybe another remove-clean-reinstert cycle might do the job.

  qwbos 12:40 26 Dec 2018

Is it a new card? Where did you buy it from? If you take it out of your phone and plug it directly into your laptop, does the laptop see it? If your laptop can see it, download h2testw and check the card capacity and speeds. Loads of people claim h2testw will identify fakes. I've yet to see any evidence of that but capacity and speeds will tell you if it's working to spec.

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