How can I repair the microSD drive in my LG Optimus V phone?

Gregg Lovelace March 12, 2013
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When I insert any working microSD card into the drive on my LG Optimus V phone, I get an error message that I have a damaged SD card and need to reformat. I reformat the card and get the same message. How can I solve this?

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  1. Paul Pruitt
    March 15, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    SD cards of any type are notoriously easy to damage with static electricity. Usually when they are damaged, your can't repair them. If you have files on the disk that must be recovered, a company like Kroll Ontrack might have some success but will charge you hundreds of dollars.

    If you just need a functioning microSD, my advice is to buy a new one...

  2. Imesh
    March 13, 2013 at 6:50 am

    Try doing a factory data reset or a firmware update. I haven't used LG but, in sony there is an update service where you can repair the firmware. if LG has an option like that, try it! if the error still comes, take it to a service center since I don't advice you to do hardware repair.

  3. Oron Joffe
    March 12, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Check to see if the card works well on a PC. If it does, there's a problem with the phone. Check the contacts, or do a hard reset as HA14 suggests.

  4. Gaurav Joshi
    March 12, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    use kill disk attach your sd card to card reader and format it using Killdisk download from here http://how-to-erase-hard-drive.com/

  5. ha14
    March 12, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    see if you can update the firmware, if not do hard reset (first do backup of files), you can also use Astro file manager to do backup of installed applications.