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Broken SD card corruption and the Wedding and Portrait Photographers conference. A show not to miss, this (‘WPPI’ convention) held each year in Las Vegas, NV. Oddly enough, this global group of professional photographers experience digital photo problems often. Specifically, those with a broken SD card or cracked microSD card. Thus, it’s a concern of great magnitude. Being the owner of eProvided, I’m fascinated meeting with the attendees. I spent time with many wedding photographer professionals. Share this story with a colleague.

Broken SD Card Questions & Answers for Professional Photographers & End Users.

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Repair a broken SD card? Don’t attempt repair, contact a file recovery service.

Do not attempt to repair cracked memory cards. You wake up one morning after a photo shoot. You thought something was off the night before. As a consequence, your photos from the wedding shoot are missing. Regrettably, you do not know what to do. In fact, you contact your colleague who has no solutions either. You call your friend Katrina. Katrina advises you to contact a data recovery company immediately. Now you realize, what will I tell my customer? No doubt you must be truthful. The first step must be the right step.

Broken SD card media? How one can read data?

Plugging in a damaged SD card or broken SD card could result in a few scenarios. For this reason, be careful not to make the situation worse. SD card recovery options diminish when altering files. When you plug in the SD storage drive be sure all your photos are extracting. USB connected SD flash card readers can extract files even if issues are present. Look at the files transferred to your PC. Anything looking wrong? Call SD card data recovery experts if anything is missing. Arguably, not all SD card readers are equal. Shop for high-rated memory card readers. Research programs that allow one to make an image of an entire SD card. If you can make a byte to byte image then do so. In fact, this is the first step to preserving your data.

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Opportunities photographers have in recovering damaged files on cracked SD cards?

You’re a Professional wedding photographer. All things considered, you need a backup plan. Photo shoots disappear with faulty equipment. eProvided doesn’t recommend SD card recovery software. File recovery software will make matters worse. If you overwrite your files by accident, SD card recovery isn’t possible. As a result, you may have no solution. So, your photos might disappear forever. Be sure to back up.

You need to protect your photos. In fact, contacting a professional SD photo recovery company is the best option. Now what? A microSD card recovery expert will handle the entire process. DIY types can damage their data or photos forever.

Could a Corrupted SD card be recovered?

Broken SD Card Data Recovery & Professional Photographers

Broken SD Card Solutions for Photographers.

How to fix a corrupted SD card? You have a corrupted SD, maybe SDXC or SDHC drive. MicroSD, microSDXC and microSDHC camera cards are all the same. The difference is speed to write files. SD card data recovery companies take the same exact approach. Any SD card that’s broken is a standard SD card or a microSD card. One is much smaller, the microSD based storage drive. Furthermore, it is important to delicately handle any microSD card damage. SD cards are finicky. The keyword is micro. Micro is smaller, treat with extra care. An SD card recovery service company can recover photos and recover files. Broken SD card retrieval services are lifesavers. In conclusion, don’t give up.

Damage to an SD card, the cause?

SD card damage happens from force & bad workmanship. These are the two most common corruption causes. Strangely enough, they happen without warning. How to fix a broken SD card? Badly damaged SD cards require I.T. experts. Most cases that arrive at eProvided are due to users bending and cracking the SD card. Be careful, do not apply force to the micro SD. Bad workmanship strikes at random. microSD cards can stop working for no reason. Accordingly, heat and water damage causes failure. Bending a microSD or SD card will damage the drive.

Type of damage occurring on microSD and SD cards?

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SD card damage severity depends on each circumstance. On a microSD flash drive, the inner circuits are tiny. A broken micro SD card can have numerous shorted circuits. A bend on the SD card will break hairline sized traces in the circuit board. Scratches from blunt trauma will disconnect connectivity pads made of gold. By and large, microSD and SD cards suffer from misuse. Damaged data and lost files can be caused by user error. Corrupted data stems from files that are deleted by accident.

SD card data recovery experts agree. Arguably, corruption of files on SD flash drives are common. Furthermore, users must practice care to back up all their data.

My broken SD card isn’t detected, could I recover my data?

The simple answer is yes. In addition, photographers need to contact the client and give them hope. It is important to keep the client abreast of any problems. By the same token keep yourself on top of the case. Data recovery companies like eProvided provide real-time updates on case progress. A professional photographer will find a professional file recovery company.

As a matter of fact, when an SD card is not detected eProvided will put the device in a lab. Using a microscope, broken solder joints are soldered back together. Do not try this at home. This is complicated. No doubt, some try, almost all fail.

Can damaged microSD cards in Android smartphones be recovered just like an iPhone?

Of course. Damage from bent microSD cards is similar on Android and iPhone smart phones. Accordingly, the issue will be the same on both a microSD or SD card. Damages, bends, corruption, and cracks often happen on both. Android and iPhones have a microSD card slot. You plug in the storage device (micro SD) into this port. Consequently, smartphone ports become damaged. Actually taking time to carefully insert a microSD os microSDXC is quite important. Above all, don’t rush anything. Insert SD cards with care.

Smartphone data storage is your best friend. Spend some time cleaning your storage slots. Air cans will remove dust from ports. Regrettably, photographers fail to clean all points of contact on storage drives. By and large, it is important to manage your smartphone correctly. In addition, be sure to keep up with new and higher performance SD cards. SD cards become smashed when not handled properly.

Can experts recover lost data on a broken SD card?

Sophisticated data recovery firms are your answer. You need an experienced team. File recovery companies have years of experience. Furthermore, years of drive use produce thousands of parts. File extraction is less complex when parts are available to temporarily bandage broken connections.

How will you fix a corrupted SD card? Work with a data recovery service with an extended background. At the same time be sure to research who does. Arguably the longer a data company exists the more successful they are.

Considerations in choosing a microSD card. Start with a higher Speed Class.

SD Card Data Recovery Class Speeds.

Class Speed of microSD Cards and SD Cards.

This little circle to the left is important. The SD Card Speed Class indicates slowest writing performance. Also, it describes the write speed of streaming data. In addition, it explains how it saves HD video data at a higher rate of speed.

A broken SD card that’s not detected, with a higher class speed, more likely holds video files. This is important if you have multiple damaged cards. Many use the higher class speeds for shooting video. Yes, our SD card recovery team has many such cases.

Is your SD card not detected?

The day your SD card is not recognized is the moment you stop in your tracks. Accordingly, now’s the time to contact a storage recovery specialist in recovering data. Do not mess with the device. If you are a professional photographer, take the next step properly. Strangely enough, most do not follow their own advice. Place the drive into a bubble wrap envelope. In addition place the card inside a static free baggie. From here, protect the drive. Do not place it near any heat or moisture. SD cards that are not detectable can be saved.

Recovery software does not recognize my device?

Do not attempt using file recovery programs. Many photographers actually make the problem worse. Furthermore, why bother getting deeper in the hole. At this point, preserve your lost photos. Your clients want the images of this special day. Don’t risk anything here. Recovery software won’t solve advanced failures. Micro SD card recovery services require hands-on work. As a result, you want to hire the pros. Contact one and ask questions. At the same time get answers. Above all make yourself comfortable.

My broken SD card has a lock or write protection. Does this matter if I try to recover data?

Your microSD card is locked, out of the blue. Consequently, the card is damaged. Accordingly, write protection is an option one can turn on and off. Read the manual that comes with the storage device. SD card data recovery is needed when a user can not switch the option back and forth. No doubt this shows card corruption has happened. Make sure you follow the manual guidance. Test the switch for write protection. Locate the lock on the left of the SD card. Next, check that the lock switch is facing upwards (the unlock state). At this point, you can’t delete files on a memory stick if locked.

Is it possible to fix my broken SD drive without formatting?

A broken SD card does not need formatting. In fact, never format a drive unless you are sure you want to delete data permanently. Presently proper methods to recover data from SD cards will not require formatting files. You can fix the problem by contacting a file recovery expert. Ultimately file recovery not the formatting of data is what you need.

There is a difference between a low-level format and a standard default format. Therefore it’s important, only if you want to delete files permanently to chose a low-level format. In addition, ask yourself, do I want to wipe this data out forever?

Default formatting options on devices vary by device. Some DSLR cameras have a low-level format as a default. Some smartphones have a default format option that is not a low-level format (LLF). Consequently, if you don’t know, find out before you start a format operation. So, what Is High-level Disk Formatting? It’s the method of writing a file system, partition label, cluster size and so on for a recently created partition or volume. A cracked or broken SD card might not have an option to format. Therefore, always use caution in any decision you make.

Can you repair a damaged microSD flash drive using the CMD option?

Firstly, you have lost or damaged photos correct? Repair to a microSD is temporary. The CMD option on Windows rarely solves any problems with data loss. In fact, as an expert, I do not advise messing around with this. You do not want to rewrite data, scan and make changes to anything at this point. Moreover,  you, as a professional wedding photographer must stay above the fold. Preserve your photos. Do not make mistakes at this time. Consult with professional SD card recovery professionals.

Cracked Vs. SD Card Damaged, what is the difference?

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Is Your SD Card Damaged or Cracked?

Everyone calls eProvided asking the chances at retrieving files. In particular is your microSD or SD card damaged? The difference between a crack and damage is important to understand. 1) Cracked micro SD or SD cards have a higher failure rate with data recovery. 2) The storage card is damaged. In this case, there are no signs of cracks, the success rate increases by 40%. If your SD card has bent but has no visual cracks, the same goes. A micro sd card broken in half does have a chance at document recovery.

Black epoxy plastic type shells surround each storage unit. Sometimes you might not notice the crack so look closely. If you notice a crack call a file recovery expert. Notice a bend? Your SD card is damaged. While plugged into your PC or Smartphone, if it’s not recognized you will need a file retrieval expert.

Understanding the key point. Generally, a damaged SD card experiences two important damage types.

  1. Cracked, and Maybe Bent, Mangled, etc.
  2. Not Cracked but Damaged, Bent or Corrupted.

Many sources, online, Best Buy, the manufacturer are not knowledgeable. Cracked microSD storage drives are recoverable. There are many variables. Above all, data retrieval experts at eProvided will get to the bottom of it.

My SD card broke in half, it’s cracked. What you can do.

MicroSD and SD cards do break in half. You only have one option now. Reach out to a photo recovery expert. Do not make the situation worse. Put the SD card carefully into a static free bag and place it in a bubble wrap mailer. At this point, this is the only option. Accordingly, contact your client and be honest. Tell them this will take at least a few weeks to a few months to solve. This allows the data recovery experts to have proper time to diagnose and solve the case. Finally, broken SD cards do have a chance at restoration. Arguably, you must follow this advice.

When the data recovery expert has the broken SD card in the lab they will attempt data dump extraction. Trial and error takes time. Recovering lost photos is not a simple task. The expert will attempt a clean dump of data sets from within the MicroSD or SD card. The file recovery professional will unscramble algorithms. In addition, they will then turn the dumps back into user data. Therefore the files will be the same state they were in before the damage took place.

Know when your SD card has damage.

When you plug in your microSD card into a card reader and download the data a few things may happen. 1) You find photos, you see a thumbnail but the image won’t open. 2) You see a thumbnail, the image is open, half the image is blurry. You see strange colored lines. 3) No drive letter appears when plugging the card into a card reader. 4) The drive shows up as a new drive letter but with an improper size. 5) The file names include strange non-traditional characters. 6) In addition, broken SD card drives will not transfer data.

All these symptoms point to the need for a professional SD card data recovery expert. Similarly, all these symptoms require the photographer to take great care to avoid further damages to the media.

Can I learn to fix my broken SD card by myself?

Damaged microSD cards with symptoms mentioned above are difficult to recover from. Accordingly, years of experience and specialized tools will get you started. eProvided file recovery is located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Questions about anything you read? Call us.

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My Phone Fell in the Toilet! Data Recovery from Water Damage

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Smartphones carry much of our important data. Any potential smartphone damage is a huge risk. We store all our photos, contact numbers, even our documents on our cellphones. Despite the giant leaps made in smartphone design, our devices are still prone to damage. If they sustain too much, they’ll stop working altogether. Today, a mishap is dropping your cellphone into the toilet or a glass of water. This can be easily done, whether it slips from your hand or your pocket (the sleek, slippery cases only exacerbates the problem).

In the end, if this happens to you, and your phone refuses to switch on, does it mean you have to accept your data might be gone from water damage? Not necessarily. You may be able to take steps to get your cellphone working again (even if it takes several days). Accessing all your files you feared are gone forever is possible. Smartphones dropped in water have a 2nd chance at life. eProvided specializes in such tasks every day. With 20+ years behind its belt, you are in good hands.

Dropped Phone in Water, Storage software.

Most phones and their providers provide data backup software. A dropped phone in water might need it. Devices running on Android or iOS now offer data storage. This can be set-up to sync with your online accounts. This means each time you add a new photo or file to your phone, it’ll transfer over to your cloud. So, if you drop your phone in the toilet and can’t get it to work, you may be able to just jump onto your tablet, laptop, or desktop PC. Then, you access those pictures fast. Once you get your hands on a new phone, you can download these if you want to carry them with you. Alternatively, if you get your damaged phone running again, you can download them if they’ve vanished from your device. 

Check your SD card.

Don’t have your phone synced up to your online accounts? Have photos and vital data saved on your SD card or Micro SD card, you may be able to dry it out for micro SD card data recovery. Your first thought might be to blast it with a hairdryer for hours. You should avoid doing this. Instead, place it in a warm, dry place and leave it for a while. After a few days, hook it up to your PC or other device and try to read it. Hopefully, your files should still be accessible, allowing you to transfer them to another device.

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If you have no online sync and no SD card, then you’re down to trying to revive the phone itself. Dropping your phone in water is serious. Depending on the amount of water damage the handset absorbed, you may be able to save it. Again, avoid the hairdryer technique. Instead, remove the backing and the battery, and place it in a bag of rice. Place your phone in a dry space like a cupboard. Leave for a few days to a week. Soon, the rice should absorb the water, and leave your phone in working order.

Now, try to switch the phone back on. Is it working? Chances are it’ll be recovered well enough for you to access your lost data. Therefore, now might be a good time to back it up. Above all, you may be able to connect it to your computer with a USB cable. If a success, transfer your data to the computer, perhaps store it in the cloud. For example, check out Media Fire or email everything to yourself.

If these methods offer no success, or you prefer to hire file recovery experts, contact a professional data recovery service. A reliable firm will assess the problem with an experienced eye. They’ll locate all your lost files. This ensures all those important pictures and files are there when you need them.

Have a Micro SD Card Broken in Half? Get Your Data Back!

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You discover that you have a micro SD card broken in half. In the end, you’ll want to dive into the mechanics of this post. Being expert data recovery experts, eProvided walks you throughout the process. In many cases, you have obtainable options & solutions to help with your damaged documents.

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Contact a File Recovery Professional if your Micro SD Card is bent or broken in half.

There are many ways a microSD memory card can cease to function. By and large, users discover cracks, chips, snaps and bends. Firstly, these storage devices are not as strong as you might  think. SD cards suffer typically by bad workmanship or user error. Accordingly, micro SD recovery company eProvided will discuss this below. Now you know. You have many solutions surrounding your situation.

What is a microSD made of? How are micro SD Cards Produced?

Memory chips used to make micro SD storage are composed primarily of silicon. Accordingly, silicon comes from sand. Ultimately the process of taking sand and creating silicon involves melting. Then, cutting, polishing and grinding creates a finished memory chip. Silicon is compressed and cut into integrated microcircuits. These NAND memory wafers are less than 1/40th of an inch. They are pressed into integrated circuits using complex machinery. Furthermore, there are breakthroughs each year. In 2019 Sandisk has manufactured a 1TB microSD. The size of data a microSD can store is growing exponentially.

Hire a Professional with a micro SD Card Broken in Half.Leading Causes for an SD Card Broken in Half?

In many cases these storage devices we call ‘micro SD’ break in half. Ultimately it’s the user handling the flash memory storage incorrectly. Many cases seen at eProvided start by accidentally inserting the SD card into the wrong type of slot. When inserting into any slot, if it does not enter smoothly, stop. In fact, users apply too much pressure inserting into the wrong slot. In addition, think, what might be happening? If it does not enter easily you probably have the wrong slot. Take a step back. In many cases, you will have an SD card broken in half.

What can a Photographers Do in Recovering Data from a Broken SD Card?

BBB Rating eProvided.Com File retrieval options are available. Accordingly, a broken SD card recovery company can assist in handling any damage. For immediate questions in recovering your files and images call eProvided: 1-866-857-5950. You need to carefully package your microSD in bubble wrap and send it to eProvided. The turn around time can be less than 24 hours. In fact, eProvided customers are from all around the world. Costs are under $150. If they become more complicated eProvided will call you in advance after a 100% free evaluation.

Finding a micro SD card broken in half you sent us will first be checked under a microscope. Arguably photographers and experienced photo-shoot professionals tend to have the most problems. Photography professions tend to use many micro SD cards and SD cards. Having an SD card broken in half during a wedding shoot is common. In addition, it helps to have a description. Describing the color of the bride’s gown helps. Furthermore, were the photos taken outside, inside? eProvided sees mishaps often, mostly if there’s no organization of which cards are used and for which shoot. Explain to the expert you call what was lost. Photographers must keep track of which card stores which particular photo shoot.

Broken SD Cards Unrecognized by Card Readers.

microSD Card Cracked in 1/2 Photo You plug in your microSD memory stick and nothing happens. Alternatively, your card reader does not recognize your SD memory. Be very careful. You might be using the wrong type of card reader. If you force the micro SD card it might break in pieces. All things considered, there are many card reader manufacturers. Each card reader is different. In addition, card readers have numerous slots for reading memory sticks. Read the insert that came with your product. It is usually inside the box on any new product.

Accordingly, notice which slot opening is which. You should have a microSD slot. In many cases, you will also have a standard SD slot. You might also find a CompactFlash slot. Be sure you know what is what. Do not use the wrong slot. For this reason, read the pamphlet. Some slots are large, some are small. A micro sd card broken in half will result if forcing it in a slot too tiny.

microSD Card Corruption & Suddenly Unrecognized Media Cards.

Have a micro SD card that’s corrupted out of nowhere? Ultimately, SD memory cards and micro SD storage drives fail. This can happen at any time. You might be in the middle of a photo-shoot or saving your files after a gig at a wedding.

A broken SD card is terrifying for any professional. Arguably, engineers have to be savvy. Engineers walk a fine line. They have to appear like a psychologist and file recovery expert. It’s no laughing matter. In addition, during the initial phone call, being a good listener will benefit both parties. Once corruption inside of a microSD takes place, the user must immediately stop messing with the card. Thus, any tampering at this point can cause much more damage. A cracked micro SD card can be the result. Call a professional file recovery company.

micro SD Card Broken in Half. Cracks Vs. Bends.

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Is Your micro sd card broken in half?

The infamous microSD adapter. You insert a micro SD inside a standard SD shell. Thus, allowing for a standard SD card slot to read a micro SD card. Don’t force the smaller of the two inside the adapter. Users become confused and plug the smaller microSD inside improperly. At this point, they insert the combination of the two incorrectly inside a camera. In fact, they might improperly insert it into a card reader. By and large everything at this point’s wrong. You could have an SD card broken in half doing this haphazardly.

microSD cracks ruin your data integrity. Bends can dislocate hair width traces inside the board. As a result, bends in a micro SD card have a better chance at file recovery if they become broken. A bent micro SD card should be sent to file retrieval experts.

Accordingly, cracks caused by accidental misuse are more destructive. Cracks destroy the silica inside a microSD card. Depending on where the silica crack takes place is important. Only a professional with a microscope can determine the severity of a cracked micro SD card. Avoid a micro SD card broken in half. You will want to get your SD card to a professional ASAP. Need your cracked micro SD card analyzed? eProvided has a form to begin microSD file retrieval service. See link at top of page to begin. It takes 1 minute or less to complete the form. Data recovery company eProvided has a 100% free analysis. This free analysis takes place with every case received.

Popular micro SD Card Mishaps which Cause Cracks or Broken microSD Connections.

Each day professionals take millions of new photos on SD cards. Ultimately it is user error that creates damaged micro SD cards to fail. When eProvided has a new case arrive, we first put it under a microscope. This is the only way to see where the crack or bend has taken place. At the same time, many cracks happen on the surface. Furthermore, a crack can be between the board and the epoxy top layer. If the shell separates from the NAND chip on the microSD eProvided can bypass the trace.

All things considered, each case if completely different. As a result, it’s almost impossible to guess costs or the likelihood of a success rate. You don’t want your micro SD card broken in half. For this reason, a broken micro SD card must be in a lab environment to discover damage severity. Broken SD card photos or files have to be recovered. Engineers are not successful with every single case. As a consequence, we take special care in each case received. A memory card broken in half can store crucial data.

eProvided has recovered files for NASA’s Helios mission. Talk about stress. In many cases, we might be under more pressure than you. eProvided understands how important your files are. eProvided, now in business for over 20 years. We strongly believe, like you that your files must be retrieved. In fact, take a look around our site for our success stories. You can also look up on Google “eProvided NASA”.

microSD Cards & Smartphones. Broken SD Card Recovery. Android & IOS Cellphone Platforms.

Let’s discuss the Android and IOS platforms. Apple’s iPhone, etc. microSD problems with lost data and photos also take place on smartphones. Ultimately, just about everyone has tossed out their landlines. Less tech-savvy folks don’t know a microSD card resides inside their smartphone. Ultimately, when a bump in the night takes place they have no idea people like eProvided exist. For this reason, I hope many you share this story. Suffering from lost or corrupted text files or even voice recordings. eProvided has you covered. Your smartphone stores photos, text files, music and contact lists in an address book. Corruption of any kind can render your cell phone useless. Much of the time a micro SD card broken in half is the culprit.

Expert Witness Data Recovery Court Cases.

Many cases received at eProvided deal with court cases. Damaged or broken cellphones by a girlfriend or X are common. eProvided handles expert witness testimony. Cracked mircoSD cards stay a primary problem for consumers.
Call eProvided.com Have a micro SD Card Broken in Half.

If you have a broken SD card you might not realize it is the cause of the smartphone failure. A memory card broken in half has a chance of recovery. Smartphones have small components. These components are not as small as the inner guts of a microSD. All things considered, it is close enough in size. If your phone fails, take out the micro SD located inside. Above, an image for the less tech-savvy to locate it. This is just one example. Some smartphones need the case removed, then slide out the micro SD card.

Is DIY micro SD Photo and File Recovery Advised?

Most data recovery experts will agree. All things considered, do not attempt to recover your files on such tiny storage devices. At this point, your chances of making matters worse are now. As a result, your best option is to contact a professional file recovery service. Having an SD card broken in half or bent leaves zero options for a do it yourself type (DIY). Chances at recovering lost documents, music, etc. are somewhat decent. Just be sure you immediately contact a pro when your SD card has damage. Arguably, your chance at destroying everything you need increases when trying it at home.

My micro SD Card Gets Hot.

micro SD Gets OverheatsIf your SD card overheats or is hot to the touch, stop using it ASAP. In addition, take the card out, put it in a protected shell and call a professional. You don’t want a micro sd card broken in half. If you keep trying to get it working it will get more damaged. At this point, the tiny hair wide wiring inside the microSD card is severed. You are also experiencing tiny damaged fuses. In fact, the size of the damage on a fuse could be as wide as one half a human hair.

Keep in mind, memory storage drives like this can be 512GB. Therefore, if you used up all your space and the files are important, you have a ton to lose. Be sure to backup all your files regularly. If you have a micro SD broken in half, you will feel much frustration.

Backup Your Data!

Hire The Very Best in Broken SD Card Data Recovery Services.There are plenty of 4TB external drives today for Under $150.00. Get one, be sure all your important photos and files remain backed up on a 2nd drive. In many cases, you will feel like a hero if you did this. Be sure to look for a USB 3.0 or USB 3.1 backup drive to save your files. These drives save ten times faster. Be sure you have a USB 3.0 port on the machine to connect your new drive to.

Newer machines, build after 2014 usually have this port. In addition, a 512GB microSD card might not work inside an older smartphone. Call your support line for specs on your device. Ultimately you won’t buy something you don’t need.

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External Hard Drive Recovery, Causes of Portable Hard Drive Failures

External hard drives and portable USB hard drives fail. Retrieve lost images and documents. It’s tax season, your documents disappeared. External hard drive recovery help is here.

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Recovering Photos & Data from Portable USB Hard Drives or External Hard Drives.

Tax time, your hard disk is broken, your files are missing. Portable hard drives with USB 2.0, USB 3.0 store documents. For example, you dropped your drive on the floor. Similarly, you may have bumped it accidentally. Some customers break off USB ports on their disk drives. External hard drive recovery experts at eProvided recover damaged drive files.

Portable USB Hard Drives & Hard Drive Failures.

“My portable drive fell to the floor.” Suffering from damaged portable hard drive failure? Indeed, your external storage drives store your pictures. Portable USB disk drives can experience shock, weather issues and salt water damage. One common problem a data recovery company can experience is board damage. Portable hard drive bad circuits or failure to NAND flash memory is common. Furthermore, drives fail for many reasons.

Formatting Drives by Accident. Common Portable Hard Drive Failures.

Your portable USB drive experiences accidental formatting. You think Disk 0 is Disk 1 in disk management. Are you targeting the wrong disk? Next, you’ve moved files to the wrong location. Then deleted everything, overwriting your hard drive. Finally, call a professional before data disappears. External hard drive recovery is preventable.

Circuits Fail.

Have a Solid State Drive inside an external enclosure? Immediately when connecting your SSD to your PC USB port does nothing happen? Knowing the cause of any drive failure is important to retrieving data & photos. Customers tinker and open enclosures improperly. Additionally, end users discover bad ports or broken connections. Making it difficult for file recovery specialists.

External Hard Drive Recovery Savings.

When file recovery specialists dig around failed drives. “Customers attempt to fix hard drives. Lead solder is dangerous. Internal circuits become jumbled, it’s difficult. Don’t touch. Celebrating 20 years of experience. eProvided analyses broken USB drives under microscopes to discover what disconnected. This makes recovering lost files and images faster.”

NAND Flash Memory Dumps.

No moving parts. Historically portable devices had spinning platters, these store data. Today’s drives use NAND Flash Memory. Inside each NAND wafer are banks which store data.

External, portable solid state drives fail, data recovery companies target NAND. eProvided removes NAND flash memory from portable USB storage drives. In fact eProvided connects these NAND chips to special machinery. External hard drive recovery experts at eProvided speak. “We dump data banks from NAND wafers to fast SSD PCs”. Storage devices hold 1 – 16 surface mounts NAND wafers. Data is extracted from NAND flash memory. We then unscramble the files, analyze the dumps and reassemble the data back into files.

Traditional Drives & SSD Drives.

Retrieval of documents on SSD’s or drives with moving parts is possible. SSD drives suffer circuit failures additionally, traditional hard drives experience moving part failures. Traditional disk drive platters become damaged or scratched. “eProvided recovers files from portable USB hard drives.” eProvided acts as the lab for portable hard drive recovery companies. Lower your costs. So external hard drive recovery customers can save.

External Hard Drives, Extraction and Retrieval of Data is the Same.

Portable hard drives Vs. External hard drives. Have a USB external drive, and need portable drive recovery? These devices are all portable and easily move from one location to another. The more you move a drive then the more likely it will experience a problem. Have corrupted or damaged documents?

Causes of Portable Hard Drive Failures.

External USB disks are handy on vacations. Consumers take external storage drives near salt water or high heat and humidity. Consequently, salt water corrodes circuits on printed circuit boards. Hence, humidity magnifies your chances at file loss. eProvided and NASA meet. Salt water and external USB drives do not mix. eProvided managed data recovery from salt water damage for NASA. When on the go, have a plan before moving your hard drive.

eProvided handles data loss. External hard drive recovery firm eProvided analyzes portable USB drives for free. We use microscopes. We extract NAND wafers to discover what causes external drives to fail. Free evaluations, we agree on solutions and recover images and documents. ‘Simple Fix’ recoveries Vs. ‘Advanced recovery’. Basic recovery is 1 hour or less. Advanced recovery can take 3 or more hours. More information about eProvided, the file recovery professionals.

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Data Recovery from Encrypted Flash Drives

Flash drives are common today. eProvided encrypted flash drive data recovery makes file retrieval easy. Technical expertise isn’t necessary to use data on a flash drive. Some USB drives become encrypted, some don’t. Basically, a user can encrypt their data before storing it in the flash drive.  Other forms of encryption are drives with on-board encryption software. This helps with security and privacy issues. Suppose, you store documents on your flash drive. They contain all usernames and passwords for your financial records. Files such as credit cards remains saved to this USB drive.

Encrypted Flash Drive Data Recovery & Password Protection.

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Thus, how bad would it be if your flash drive falls into the wrong hands? Therefore, avoid this issue, encrypt your data on the USB flash drive. What happens when your drive becomes encrypted, and you suffer data loss. eProvided manages encrypted flash drive data recovery for 21 + years.

Password protected it, add a level of security to your data. By doing this, your data is safe on the drive away from prying eyes. It prevents hackers from easy access to your data.

But, what if the encrypted flash drive started failing and not working properly? For example, you plug in the flash drive, your computer doesn’t recognize it, or you aren’t able to see any of your files. Even worst, you’ve lost the password that you assigned to the drive.

Recovering Data From Hardware Encrypted USB Flash Drives.

Is your data gone forever? Data recovery from a flash drive itself can be problematic at times. This gets more complicated when it comes to recovering encrypted data from a flash drive. It doesn’t mean that the data is unrecoverable. It’ll make it that much more complicated for a data recovery experts to retrieve this data loss. Find a data recovery expert who specializes in flash memory recovery. Now data recovery is possible.

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Locked out of an encrypted Flash Drive? A headache could ensue.

Once the problems identified, and clear your data is not accessible, try this. Attempt a write-protection on your flash drive. By doing this, you can make sure the existing data cannot be overwritten. If data is overwritten, then you’re making the situation worse. This reduces the chances of data recovery.

After write protecting your flash drive, you can try a file recovery tool. You have nothing to lose. As the data is write-protected. Still unable to recover your data? You should contact an expert data recovery company. Find one who specializes in recovering data from encrypted flash drives. Avoid using encrypted storage devices. Check the specifications before you buy.

USB Physical Damage.

Your flash memory chips may experience physical damage on your USB device. Getting your data back will be difficult. There are different factors that determine if the drive is recoverable. Recommended devices, and high file usage should be though about. The type of damage (physical, logical) can be a deciding factor. Thus, you should realize that flash drives are not completely safe and dependable.

So, instead of having to run after a data recovery specialist once your device breaks, you should always have a back-up. By doing this, it’ll avoid all data loss related hassles. In fact, the encryption is not the real culprit here.

Data recovery from encrypted and non-encrypted flash storage.

Risks of complete data loss are possible on both encrypted and non-encrypted drives. It’s true, encryption makes the process of data recovery more difficult. Thus, back up your data to save time, effort and money. Data recovery experts at eProvided are here to help.
Consumers are not told which flash drives come with built-in data encryption. Remember, once you encrypt your data it may be very difficult to recover your files. If you don’t know your drive’s encrypted while purchasing, you’ll find out the hard way.
eProvided can put back together encrypted data. We dump data sets from the NAND wafers. Damaged devices are missing important components. The controller is a major part of the board based communications. With specialized hardware eProvided pieces back together damaged data sets. Hardware encrypted USB flash drives are salvageable. Our algorithmic instructions will unscramble all your files. We will deliver to you your original documents and lost files.


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Flash Drive File Corruption, What’s A Common Cause?

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Flash Drive File Corruption Causes.

Cloud storage is a popular option for businesses today. Flash drives continue to play a vital role in day-to-day business. In addition, these are cost-effective and convenient to store & carry.  Furthermore, many come with varying capacities. Flash drives are useful to have around the office. There are various types of USB flash drives available on the market. USB sticks and SD memory cards are used with cameras and tablets. Flash drive file corruption can be avoided. Physically broken USB sticks are serviced daily. Let’s discuss what methods and best practices can be applied.

Whether holding documents or media, flash drives are an essential method of storing and transferring data. However, flash drives can prove problematic. For example, technical and physical flaws will cause flash drive file corruption. Cracked casings or failure to be recognized by a computer occur. Failures lead to data loss. In addition, flash drive corruption prevents access to the work you need. File corruption is one such issue. When there’s no way to retrieve the data you need, frustration rises.

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eProvided has an expert team boasting the knowledge and the experience to retrieve the data you need from your corrupted flash drive. Below, we take a look at the causes for such corruption, and how it can best avoided.

NAND Write/Erase Cycles.

Rechargeable batteries can lose power after being reused again and again. Likewise, a NAND flash drive can experience problems if used heavily. For example, after thousands of write/erase cycles, flash drives may begin to struggle with retaining data. Likewise, your files are likely to be stored incorrectly. Your flash drive might not save the files correctly every time.

You should change your drives after years of extensive use. But what if you don’t realize just how much use they’ve gone through? You may try to save important files, which are corrupted during the process. Likewise, you may fail to realize this until you access the data at a later date. At this point it’s likely you already erased it from the original device. Concurrently, you have no way to view your files now.

Environmental Factors.

This may seem like an unlikely cause of file corruption. Condensation, due to high temperatures or humidity, may damage the USB drive circuit board. Humidity and moisture corrodes the USB circuits and contacts. To avoid this, you should keep your flash drives in a cool, dry place, and never let it become exposed to water, or worse, salt water.

Incorrect USB Flash Drive Removal.

Incorrectly removing a USB flash drive without preparing it for disconnection is not advised. This is an easy mistake to make. In fact, it will cause damage to files, and render them inaccessible. The item itself may need disassembling to recover data. Swapping broken USB components is common. Therefore it’s important to click the option ‘remove storage device’ before unplugging the USB drive from your PC.

Flash Drive File Corruption. Tips for Avoiding Data Loss.

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At eProvided, we understand just how frustrating and upsetting data loss can be. Whether you feel you’ve wiped a set of beloved family pictures for good, or caused an important document to vanish, we’re dedicated to helping you recover the data. No matter how complicated the techniques may be, we get your data back.

To ensure you get the best use from your flash drives, and to avoid data loss wherever possible, we’ve provided the below tips:

  • Backup wherever possible – this may sound obvious, but many people become complacent when using flash drives, and forget to save files elsewhere. This may mean creating multiple copies on your hard drive, uploading to the cloud, or saving the files as drafts in your email account.
  • Take care when carrying your flash drives – whether you prefer to keep drives in your pocket when taking them from one place to another, or you zip them into your bag, always make sure they’re safe and secure. Not only could you accidentally drop them or allow heavy items to push up against them, you could even cause them to overheat in certain climates.
  • Pay attention to storage capacities – never overload your flash drives; as powerful as NAND systems are, there is only so much space available.
  • Switch between drives – try to alternate between two or more drives frequently, to ensure you don’t wear one out in a short time, without realizing.

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Four Most Common Types of Flash Drive Failure

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Flash Drive Failure Commonalities.

As handy and as easy to use as they are, flash drives enjoy great popularity. However, it’s all too easy to have lost files when your flash drive is broken or inoperative. Flash drive failure can come at inopportune times. Maybe finals week, you might have a thesis due, etc. The following lists the four most common reasons for USB flash drive failure. Take a moment to think about how each of the four reasons can lead to preventative care, of your flash drive, to prevent failure. SSD drives, USB drives and various other storage today uses flash memory.

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Broken Flash Drive USB Connectors.

This is the most common type of flash drive damage. Since the drive is normally sticking out of the front or side of your PC or laptop, it is easy to accidentally bend the connector. Sometimes it will snap the USB connector completely off. Your USB port consists of 4 main data and power lines. When damages happen it is essential to unplug the flash drive. Do not plug it in to any computer until it’s repaired.

Find an established company so that the data can be recovered. Power flows through the USB connector port, the possibility always exists that a short circuit can cause power to flow across components or data connections. By plugging it back in when damaged, you could destroy the drive and all of the data on it. Power surges destroy vital fuses on the printed circuit board (PCB). You can also destroy the PC motherboard. The single most common failure is bad workmanship. This leads to memory sticks that suddenly stop working. Yes, we know. It comes with no warning, so bookmark our website.

Photo Damaged Flash Drive.

Below is a photo of a typical bend and break of a USB drive. Based on NAND flash memory, USB flash drives are small data storage devices. In this photo you see the controller chip, furthermore this chip is square in shape and tells the device how to communicate with the device it’s plugged into. Think of it as a chip that is a translator of two languages such as French to English. In this case the stored data on the NAND wafer is Mr. French and the PC it will be plugged into is Mr. English. The square controller allows the data to be understood exactly on both sides by Mr. French and Mr. English. When this chip stops working, due to overheating etc. the data is scrambled and non-functional.

Common Failures to USB Flash Drives, A Broken USB Port.

Failure to USB Flash Drive, Broken USB Port.

NAND Flash Memory Wafers Become Dislodged.

Surface mount NAND wafers reside on these flash storage drives. eProvided has seen cases where excessive heat causes the surface mount NAND chips to fall off the PCB. These flash devices and the printed surface boards (PCB) are sensitive. Dislodged NAND wafers are very difficult to recover files from. You need expensive equipment and years of knowledge.

Some do-it-yourselfers might try their hand at soldering the connector back on themselves. However, the circuit board might have also been damaged and there might not be a good connection to solder it back together. If there is essential data on the drive, a professional can repair or rebuild the drive, allowing access to the memory chip and getting back the lost data. eProvided receives many drives where users attempted to get the data of the damaged drives themselves. Usually this type of attempt fails for the do-it-yourselfer. Strangely enough, the more one fiddles with tiny connections the more likely the data will not be retrievable.

Failed Flash Drive Components.

There are many small components inside a flash drive, and any one of them can fail. Micro-controllers, resistors and capacitors can burn out and need replacement. A professional might have spare parts on hand, or can use an identical flash drive as a source of parts to repair your drive and retrieve the data. eProvided is one such company that has accumulated over 25,000 different flash drives. The most common components to fail are the controller wafer. This resides on the PCB, it’s is almost always square. Next, the NAND wafers are almost always rectangular. They are a surface mount product or have legs that connect to the board. The legs usually total 48 or 52. These NAND wafer legs connect directly to the printed surface board. USB drive recovery solutions are available, call eProvided with any questions.

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An important note: repairs may be sufficient for a data recovery firm to extract all your data. The final device is not the same as the original manufacturing process. Although the essential data can be recovered by a professional data recovery company, the drive should not be used. In conclusion, It will fail, soon.

Flash Drive File System Corruption.

Removing a flash drive that is still in the process of transferring files can permanently destroy your files. Therefore, flash media suffering power surges, computer viruses or other problems can all cause file system corruption. The damaged data is corrupted on the master boot record. eProvided will rebuild by hand on specialized machines the MBR. When damage occurs professional storage recovery firms have an advanced variety of system tools. Repairing and recovering lost data is a seamless but time intensive process. This is very difficult. It is best to use the safety features on your computer to remove flash drives.

Since any of these problems can strike at the most inopportune time, it’s good to keep backups of all the data on your flash drives. However, in case disaster does strike, a professional at flash drive recovery may be able to safely recover your data. Corruption to your USB flash drive file system is solved every day at our labs. We use Dropbox to deliver and store your files after a success recovering your documents. We will help you understand the benefits of reaching out to a company like us. For this reason send us a message.

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SSD Drive Failure – What Causes Solid State Drives to Stop Working and Fail?

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Get on board for some SSD tips for fast storage users around the world.  SSD drive failure can happen at an inopportune time. After all, Solid State Drives (SSD drives) are a viable alternative to traditional hard disk drives. For one, SSD drives have no moving parts. In contrast, Solid State Drives provide fast, reliable, energy efficient and stable file storage.  However, disk drives can fail from time to time. Therefore, it’s helpful to know common problems with SSD drives.

Why would you want to invest your budget in a Solid State Drive? Because they are very fast. Lightning fast when set up as an SSD RAID 5 array. eProvided uses RAID 5 disk arrays to recover all lost SSD drive files. Speed and electricity consumption is key. Solid State Drives can fail unexpectedly. Therefore, have a backup strategy in case disaster strikes. eProvided SSD hard drive recovery a must-have file retrieval service for those in need. We offer competitive solutions.

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M.2 is Leading the Pack! As a result, the demand for M.2 Solid State Drives is increasing in 2021. Therefore, we will talk more about them.

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M.2 SSD technology is most widely used in 2021. Likewise it is in huge demand. The speed of these SSD’s are impressive. They are designed to enable high performance data storage in tiny low power devices. The M.2 form factor was defined by PCI Special Interest Group. Wherefore, M.2 supports PCI Express (PCIe), Wi-Fi, Universal Serial Bus (USB) and Serial ATA (SATA).

Solid State Drive Form Factors.

  • M.2 SSDs, are comparable to mSATA. Likewise, they are a bare circuit mini-board. Subsequently, there are both SATA and PCI-E variants. Usually 22 mm wide and 30 – 110 mm long. Also, extended size M.2 drives can encompass more NAND chips. Therefore, larger capacities than their shorter counterparts.
  • NVMe, NVMe (non-volatile memory express) a host controller interface and data storage protocol manufactured to quicken the transfer of files on client systems and SSD’s, solid-state drives. This takes place over a PC’s lightning-speed (PCIE) Peripheral Component Interconnect Express bus system.
  • A Solid State Module (SSM) resides in a Dual In-line Memory Module (DIMM). This form factor may use a standard HDD interface such as SATA.
  • 2.5 SSD – Most affordable and most familiar is the 2.5″ SSD. They are widely used in desktop PC’s. Therefore, they have a lightweight shell.
  • mSATA SSD, also known as Mini-SATA – These Solid State Disks are much smaller than the 2.5. mSATA takes advantage of “Advanced Technology Attachment” (ATA) commands to move and transfer data. mSATA based SSD drives are a bit smaller than a credit card.
  • PCI-Express SSDs – These are most expensive, but offer the fastest transfers of data.

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SSD Form Factor Approx.
SSD Dimensions (mm)
Typical SSD
Power Limits
2.5″ U.2 70 100 7-15 25 W (15mm)
3.5″ 102 147 26
M.2 22110 22 110 5 8.25 W
PCIe HHHL 68 168 19 40-75 W
EDSFF 1U Short 32 112 6-8 12 W
EDSFF 1U Long 38 319 9.5 25 W
38 319 18 40 W
EDSFF | 3″, 7.5mm Short 76 105 7.5 20 W
Long 76 142 7.5 35 W
EDSFF | 3″, 16.8mm Short 76 105 16.8 40 W
Long 76 142 16.8 70 W


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Solid State Drives come in many layouts. However, eProvided.Com recovers data from all SSD form factors.

HDD Drives Vs. SSD Drives? SSD Data Recovery & SSD Problems.

Hard drives were the traditional storage choice for desktops and laptops. HDD’s are essentially a platter made of metal with a magnetic coating. This magnetic coating stores all your files. Accordingly, they are accessed by a read/write arm as the disk spins. An SSD has a series of NAND flash memory chips. For instance, the wafers are connected via a controller chip. In short, the NAND wafers store your files. Doing so without any moving parts. When this technology becomes unrecognized or corrupted, data recovery on SSD storage drives is possible.

Read more about SSD drive failure by keeping up to date with our blog. Hence, stay tuned for more information to be posted soon.

Why did my Solid State Drive Fail? Common causes to an SSD not being recognized. SSD Drive Failure Insights.

SSD Drives do fail, often quite suddenly. Nevertheless, they are generally reliable. Click for SSD data recovery! There are a few causes that can cause Solid State Drive failure, the most common being:

Physical faults with the SSD itself such as shoddy workmanship in the solder joints, causing connections to break or become oxidized. Faulty components in the SSD itself can lead to NAND flash memory failures in the drive, causing it to malfunction.

SSD Drive Failure on Flash Drives

SSD Drive Problems, Issues & Data Recovery Options for SSD Drive Failure.

Data corruption on a SSD can cause the drive to fail. This leads to a loss of data.

Solid State Drive failures include bad sectors, damage from viruses, short circuits and corrupt data.

Corruption to an SSD, NVMe, PCIe from a heavy blow, water damage or even short circuits is common. In short, anything can go wrong with this technology. SSDs are robust. Unexpected impacts cause serious damage. Liquids on these drives are dangerous. Bad solder joints and non-lead solder technology is not perfect. eProvided knows the most common failures in SSD drives is solder joints and broken connections inside the SMB.

Have you seen the layers of a SSD drive board? See how complex these storage devices can be. In particular, they are comprised of many NAND wafers. See how NAND chips are created.

Firmware upgrades can fail. Eventually causing the drive to stop working. However, this is rare.

An SSD is a useful and powerful storage device. In short, they provide good capacity and quick access with quiet performance and good robustness. Should your SSD fail, experienced professional SSD recovery services can help in many cases, restoring your data with no loss. Of course, it’s always wise to keep backups … just in case.

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Recovering SD Card Data

What Type Of Damage Causes Data Loss?

SD cards are a great device to use to add additional storage to your smartphone. SD card recovery service is available for these cards. They can be removed, replaced, upgraded and shared across different electronic devices. This is a solid-state storage device for your smartphone. Most people use SD cards to increase the storage capacity on their phones and free up space on their device. iPhone’s have built-in microSD like chips called NAND Flash, while Android users have the option to add a new SD card or upgrade their existing one. So if you have lost data know what you’re up against. SD card recovery service is available. File corruption happens, heat or excessive use will break drives.

SD Card Recovery Service at eProvided, Android, iPhone, SDXC Data Retrieval.

SD cards can hold huge amounts of data including files, text messages, images, and video. Some store 512 GB, which exceeds the storage required by the majority of users. The amount of information that it can hold will often result in users moving all of their data on to the card. As convenient as this is, it is risky to have all of your data stored on to one card. If your SD card breaks, you could potentially lose all of your data. Recovering files on SD cards can be crucial.

Why Your Data is at Risk?

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As helpful as SD cards are, they do present some risk with the data that you store on it. Damaged SD card recovery android style. Most phones, especially android phones, have problems handling SD cards. Although the memory should generally remain safe, there are instances where a broken microSD card can become unresponsive. When this happens, the data that you have stored on your card may become inaccessible and even deleted. This means you could be at risk of losing all of the data and files that you have stored on your card. There are, however, ways to use an S.D card recovery service to restore your lost data.

Deleted Data.

You find that the files on your card are missing without warning. This is usually the result of some damage that has occurred to your phone or microSD card. Also, you can have conflicting applications that cause data to become deleted, hidden or moved. You can use an SD card recovery service like eProvided to restore your lost data in many of these cases.

When your SD card becomes damaged, from an error caused by your cellphone, you will have usability issues. SD memory might also break due to external mishaps. Your smartphone device may stop reading the data that is stored on your microSD. Your SD card can be physically bent or broken in half. Another common issue is when the connectors have eroded or become water damaged. This can happen naturally over time and can lead to problems between the card and your device. In these cases, the data is still on your card. The data is just inaccessible to you due to the damage.

Unresponsive SD Cards.

Your phone can fail to read the data on your SD card due to any number of reasons including damage to the card, damage to the phone, or a program malfunction. This issue is resolvable by a phone restart. If the problem persists, you should consider taking it to a professional file recovery service that can help.

SD Card Recovery, What is Recoverable?

All of your data is recoverable depending on the damage to the card. In most cases, a data retrieval service will help you to recover your lost information. As long as you do not low-level format your microSD card, you should be able to recover your data.

What can I do if I can’t access my data?

If you cannot access your SD card, you are asked to reformat it. If this happens, do not reformat. Reformatting your card will erase to all of the information and files on it. If you’re unable to access the data stored on your card, you must contact an SD card recovery service professional. They will be able to recover your information in most cases. Many times, a user may unintentionally and permanently delete data from their SD card while they are trying to fix it which would have otherwise been recoverable. If you are not an expert at data recovery, it’s recommended to call eProvided data retrieval experts who are.

SD Card Recovery Service!

There are SD Card Recovery services such as eProvided.Com that specializes in recovering lost data from iPhone’s, or Android microSD cards. They can recover lost data including images, audio, video, and other files. If you are experiencing any issues with your SD card, you can start a case here and they will be able to help you recover your lost data.

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USB Device Not Recognized, Meanings, Solutions, Fix

USB Device Not Recognized Error Messages.

Each one of us have come across this problem at one time or another; we are of course talking about the “USB Device Not Recognized” error message. When trying to install any type of USB Device into a laptop or desktop computer, you might come across this little error message: “USB Device Not Recognized”. What should you do? How would I go about fixing this problem, and, what do they mean? What is your best solutions to solving this.

Well for one, the first thing that you can try is to power down your machine, unplug it from the wall power outlet and wait roughly 30-60 seconds before turning it back on. What this does, it refreshes the system, and allows the computer to cool off. You can also uninstall all the devices in windows and let it re-install them all.

USB Device Not Recognized, Meanings, Solutions, Fixes

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If the first method didn’t solve your problem, you can try uninstalling the drivers for this particular device and re-installing them. This might be able to solve your problem. Just to be on the safe side, reboot your computer once more.

Reinstall USB Drivers.

If you are still not successful, the next thing that you can try would be to go into your “Device Manager” and uninstall all of your USB Ports. Use caution with this method if you are using a USB Keyboard or Mouse. Below is an illustration of what your Unknown Device could look like in the Device Manager.

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If you still see USB Device Not Recognized and If none of the above methods resolved your problem, you should then think about contacting professional help.

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PC’s, tablets, Netbooks, etc. that pop up this message time and time again have a serious problem. At this point the USB drive, if it’s important will need data recovered. Usually the main reason for this is circuit failure. Of course, the main culprit is usually tiny fuses or resistors that fail. The lines that connect the USB controller and the NAND wafer could also be severed. For example, the motherboard might have a crack. There may also be chips that have become dislodged. Do not let this problem drive you crazy. More help with Thumb drive recovery solutions.

USB Device Not Recognized, Meanings, Solutions, Professional Help.

eProvided specializes in USB Device Repair and Recovery. Send in your device and enjoy a peace of mind knowing that your device is safe with a company such as eProvided.

eProvided.com has over 20+ years of experience in the Device Repair and Recovery Industries, and we can solve just about any type of device issue.