5 Replies Latest reply: May 22, 2012 1:24 PM by landr5 RSS

    SD Card is unmounted or unavailable

    Gary Johnson

      My SD card was removed from my DroidX to possibly use in another device. It did not work. Moreover, since replacing the card back into my DroidX, it shows SD card unmounted or unavailable. HELP!!!

        • 1. Re: SD Card is unmounted or unavailable
          Cody21

          It sounds like when you inserted it in that "other device that didn't work" that maybe it got hosed by THAT device. If the Droid X won't allow you to Mount it, you can't reformat it on the phone. Do you have access to another SD Card reader? like in your PC or Laptop?  Might be time to stick it in another reader that can at least reformat it .. of course any data you had on the card is probably gone.

          • 2. Re: SD Card is unmounted or unavailable
            Gary Johnson

            cannot format in laptop or PC.

            • 3. Re: SD Card is unmounted or unavailable
              Cody21

              Then it sounds like your card is hosed ... time to get another one ...  Maybe take to a Verizon store and have them try one from a working phone 1st ... just to rule out the phone's hardware & not the card,

              • 4. Re: SD Card is unmounted or unavailable
                ajdemar

                You have not necessarily lost your data.... go to settings, storage, unmount sd card, then mount sd card.

                 

                I did this and my photo's reloaded and my music did as well......

                 

                It worked for me, best luck

                • 5. Re: SD Card is unmounted or unavailable
                  landr5

                  Disconnect your phone from USB if you wish to mount the drive on your phone.  Also, I've seen software conflicts that cause the SD to not mount on the phone but I can't always replicate the problem.  If the SD says "Unavailable" and you are not plugged into USB goto the Apps menu, touch the Menu button, Manage Apps, select the Running Apps tab and close Backup Assistant + Media.  When it is closed see if your card shows up.  If not try closing any other running app that have drive mount permissions.  I did this once, drive showed up, rebooted the phone and it hasn't done it again.  I'll post again if I come up with anything new. 

                   

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