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« on: March 25, 2006, 11:37:52 pm »
I am looking for suggestions as to how to resuscitate a disfunctional sd card.  It is no longer recognized by the Z, nor by window$ xp.  I cannot format it using fdisk, nor does mkfs.ext2 work.  Does anyone have any tricks that will kickstart this thing back into functionality.
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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2006, 06:39:42 pm »
dmesg output?
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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2006, 10:14:27 pm »
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dmesg output?
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Here's all of it, except that the first line was repeated many times.  I took out all but one.

pxa_sd_wait_id_response: responce time out (cmd=01 MMC_STAT=0x2142)
SD Driver Initialized.
sharp_mmcsd 0.30 13 Oct 2004
pxa_sd_wait_response: responce time out (cmd=52 MMC_STAT=0x2142)
pxa_sd_wait_response: responce time out (cmd=05 MMC_STAT=0x2142)
[SD]-clustsize = 10
MSDOS FS: IO charset utf8
FAT: unable to read boot sector
FAT: freeing iocharset=utf8
jffs2: attempt to mount non-MTD device 3c:01
FAT: unable to read boot sector
jffs2: attempt to mount non-MTD device 3c:01
eth0: Station identity 001f:0000:0001:0008
eth0: Looks like an Intersil firmware version 1.08
eth0: Ad-hoc demo mode supported
eth0: IEEE standard IBSS ad-hoc mode supported
eth0: WEP supported, 104-bit key
eth0: MAC address
eth0: Station name "Prism  I"
eth0: ready
eth0: index 0x01: Vcc 3.3, irq 135, io 0xf6000000-0xf600003f
eth0: Error -110 writing Tx descriptor to BAP
eth0: Error -110 writing Tx descriptor to BAP
usbh: udc_connected: ACTIVE_LOW: 0<7>usbh: monitor_connected: 0
usbh: monitor_unload: 0
usbh: monitor_hotplug: agent: usbh interface: monitor action: unload
usbh: monitor_request_irq: 41 71
usbh: monitor_modinit: finished
usbdm: usbd_monitor 0.3 035 2002-06-12 20:00
monitor_connected: 1
monitor_load:
monitor_hotplug: agent: usbd interface: monitor action: load
usbh: udc_connected: ACTIVE_LOW: 0<7>usbh: monitor_connected: 0
usbh: monitor_unload: 4
usbdcore: usbdcore 0.1 035 2002-06-12 20:00 (dbg="")
storage_fd: storage_fd 0.1 035 2002-06-12 20:00 (OUT=64,IN=64)
storage_fd: vendorID: 4dd productID: 9050
pxa27x_bi 0.1-alpha 035 2002-06-12 20:00 (dbg="")
bi_modinit: call udc_startup_events
bi_device_event: call udc_enable
bi_device_event: call udc_all_interrupts
udc_connect: usb-device is not active.
monitor_modinit: finished
BlueZ Core ver 2.4 Copyright © 2000,2001 Qualcomm Inc
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eth0: Error -110 writing Tx descriptor to BAP
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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2006, 01:55:52 am »
As a suggestion, boot your Z without the card, then get a terminal and type

tail -f /var/log/messages

then insert the card. You should see some messages appear. If you do, send them in. If you see no messages, the card is likely defective.

For what it's worth, I once had an SD card do the same as you described. In my case, the manufacturer sent me a new one when I sent them the defective one, no questions asked. SanDisk (1-866-726-3476) was the manufacturer, and as a result of that stellar customer service, I've bought many of their cards since. All have worked flawlessly.

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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2006, 07:26:31 am »
-thanks Randall,

-from tail -f /var/log/messages:

Mar 27 04:15:29 sdmgr[114]: + *** Command: mount
Mar 27 04:15:29 sdmgr[114]: + *** Done.
Mar 27 04:15:29 sdmgr[114]: +
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« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2006, 11:03:09 am »
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-thanks Randall,

-from tail -f /var/log/messages:

Mar 27 04:15:29 sdmgr[114]: + *** Command: mount
Mar 27 04:15:29 sdmgr[114]: + *** Done.
Mar 27 04:15:29 sdmgr[114]: +
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I think you're seeing a defective card.
The message appears to say that the Z recognizes there's an SD card inserted, but can't do anything with it.
One last test would be to try a known working card in the slot and see if your messages differ. Try picking up the cheapest SD card you can find (or borrow). Low capacity cards <512MB are really cheap and make good test disks, and after the test is done you will have a spare to use for re-flashes, etc.

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« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2006, 11:18:15 am »
Isn't it simply amazing that we consider flash cards of 512mb or so as "good test disks". Even a couple of years ago such technology wasn't even available, let alone practical for such a mundane, cheap task.
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