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    Recovering Data from a Dead Micro SD Card

    Hi all,

    I think I know what the answer is but just so that I know I've tried all avenues, I thought I'd ask you lot.

    Anybody have any ideas how to retrieve the data from a dead micro SD card? When I say dead, I mean completely dead; neither Windows nor Linux even recognise it's plugged in, so any attempt at data recovery software has failed before it's even started.

    I've tried freezing it as I've had mixed success with HDD's doing that in the past, but no luck.

    Usually I'd just bin the thing but it's from the missus' phone and contains pictures and videos of the little one of which there are no backups (the row about that one has already been and gone!)

    I know there are data recovery companies but I'm dubious as there are no guarantees and so (in my cynical opinion) no incentive for them to even attempt to recover your data, but as that's looking like my only option now I'd be willing to try one on of them based on fellow EduGeek's recommendations.

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    Sorry i have no idea how to recover it,but Kroll Ontrack are the Pros when it comes to data recovery

    Mobile Device Recovery | Recover Memory Card and Cell Phone Data | Kroll Ontrack

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    Quote Originally Posted by difinity View Post
    Sorry i have no idea how to recover it,but Kroll Ontrack are the Pros when it comes to data recovery

    Mobile Device Recovery | Recover Memory Card and Cell Phone Data | Kroll Ontrack
    Thanks, in an unrelated note, I read that three times as "Troll on Krak"

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    Micro SD ouch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by difinity View Post
    Sorry i have no idea how to recover it,but Kroll Ontrack are the Pros when it comes to data recovery

    Mobile Device Recovery | Recover Memory Card and Cell Phone Data | Kroll Ontrack
    Have you ever used this company yourself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    Have you ever used this company yourself?
    Yes i have. It was a hard drive but they recover from everything. They are not some guy in their bedroom.
    There was a small fee to pay when i sent it and they looked at at then put a copy of everything that could be recovered online to look at. If you decide they can recover enough of your files you pay them the rest and they send your data to you.

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    Just as an example, it costs £75 for them to analyze a HDD and then between £495 and £995 to recover the data depending on the complexity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenewman View Post
    Just as an example, it costs £75 for them to analyze a HDD and then between £495 and £995 to recover the data depending on the complexity.
    !!!

    Well I know they say memories are priceless but damn! There's a limit!

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    If you go to their UK site then a chat window pops up and you can chat with an agent and they should be able to give you an idea for an SD card.

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    MyJad Photo Data Recovery is designed to help you find your previous media files back, such as photos, videos, audio files and more. Recover files from your digital camera, memory card, USB drive, hard drive and other storage devices with a few clicks securely and completely.
    You can free download and try it.

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    My SDHC card was completely dead, and I was very paranoid because it had footage of a wedding ceremony on it, something you obviously cannot redo. None of the recovery software programs worked because the card was simply not being recognized by the computer or the camera, I kept getting the message "cannot read card". I tried a local lab and they couldn't save the files either. I researched online and found this company in Germany called Recoverfab (recoverfab.com). Basically on their site, they say that most likely a dead card means that the controller is not working, and recovery software cannot fix it, however they remove the memory chips from the printed circuit board and recover the files. I really REALLY needed to save this footage so I sent it in, all the way from Canada to Germany using just regular mail. Within a few days I got an email that they received the card, they sent me still photos (of my video footage) to prove that they were able to recover the files. To get the video files all I have to do is download it from their website. To say that I am beyond thrilled is an understatement, they literally saved my butt!!! So I would highly recommend checking them out....recoverfab.com Pricing is on the web and it was actually less than I expected, so I am soooooo happy. So worth it!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Thread necromancy!
    So, bored or drunk?

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    @armstrongcobb and @nstefanovic's posts look very spammy too.

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