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Generic microSD card won't work

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by gvsukids, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. gvsukids

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    I have a generic micro SD card that is 64gb class 10 hc that doesn't want to be recognized by my pc or phantom 3. In the phantom 3 the card reads as "invalid card". I've tried formatting the card within the phantom but it failed and a message would tell me it failed. My galaxy 3 phone can read the card. So I'm wondering how to make it readable?
     
  2. peterepeat69

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    Try formatting it in your PC instead (not in the phantom)


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  3. Jack P3S

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    Is the lock switch on ?
    Turn it off.
    Try formatting in a PC.
    Not recognized it's defective return it for a replacement .


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  4. gvsukids

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    Recognized, but unable to open folder. Shows as 0mb. Already had a Sandisk returned from this company.
     
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    #5 Techcop50, Mar 26, 2016
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  6. gvsukids

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    It came with my phantom 3 in a package deal.
     
  7. Procharged97

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    The only one I was able to use in my P3S was the original SanDisk 8gb that came with it and the Samsung EVO 32gb & 64gb. I have tried many others including SanDisk that I bought from store and they don't work. Walmart.com has the Samsung EVO 32gb for $10 and the 64gb for $20 and if for some reason those don't work for you walmart will take it back but I know theres a lot of P3S users out there that including myself that use the Samsung EVO with no error or invalid messages
     
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    That's my preference, as well. I've always had good luck with Samsung cards, I think the big memory names might make bigger targets for the counterfeiters.
     
  9. Jack P3S

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    It's recommended to use the Sandisk Ultra on the phantoms .
    I know people get away with others but I'm just repeating what I've been told .


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  10. Pilot Wings

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    Says who? Are you making this stuff up?
     
  11. Jack P3S

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    Easy there Rambo

    I don't make anything up.
    I've also had problems with non Sandisk ultra cards . I've read tons of the same issue .
    Do a little research of your own .


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  12. Techcop50

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    SanDisk is also what's recommended for our in-car video systems where I work. That's how I learned about the rampant phonies. SanDisk is great, as long as it is genuine.
     
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    I've tried every SanDisk including the ultras and they didn't work. I've only had problems with SanDisk (for the P3S) There's some P3S users that are having luck with SanDisk but a lot are not when upgrading to a bigger card. It seems like the P3A's & P3P's have no problems with SanDisk. For me I will always buy Samsung EVO cards because I know they work for what I need....plus they are cheaper


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  14. Pilot Wings

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    I recently started to switch from SanDisk to Samsung and haven't had any issues. I'm using Samsung in my other devices with no problems. I would buy my SanDisk from places like Best Buy, b&h and Amazon. So I know their authentic. Hopefully I can keep my good luck with Samsung.