How can I retrieve files from a microSD card that broke in half?

Maribel August 27, 2011

My 8GB microSD card broke in half. How can I fix it to retrieve the pictures or to see if any are on there?

  1. shylando
    June 19, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Hi would I be able to fix a broken 2GB micro SD card its snaped in the middle :(

    • Tina
      June 21, 2012 at 10:48 am

      I'm afraid you can not fix it. A professional data recovery service may be able to save your files, but that is expensive.

  2. Lady_Benzy
    May 26, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Help my memory card split in half. Is there a location near 11429 for repairs

  3. Liz
    January 3, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    I have the same exact issue, did anyone ever retrieve their data? Would love some type of followup and some great recommendations... I'm in Georgia 

  4. Narayan
    December 29, 2011 at 7:08 am

    I am Narayan ,My Area Is Hubli  City ,Karnataka State, India  I Have A Broken Micro sd Card, Want To Retrive Data From That Card Pls Help Me 917899230167.  Pls Help Me With Technicians Who Can Help Me In This Regard. I Have memorable Photos In That .

  5. Mike
    December 21, 2011 at 1:39 am

    It always depends on where/how the card is broken.

    If only the connector or the PCB with the circuit is broken one could take the memory chip off and solder it to another PCB [of the same kind] and try to read the data.

    If the memory chip(s) are broken your best chance (if there is any) is to visit an [selected] expert. Contact the manufacturers support and ask for a recommended specialist.

    • Narayan
      December 29, 2011 at 7:07 am

      I am Narayan ,My Area Is Hubli  City ,Karnataka State, India  I Have A Broken Micro sd Card, Want To Retrive Data From That Card Pls Help Me 917899230167.  Pls Help Me With Technicians Who Can Help Me In This Regard.

  6. Jonathan Salcedo
    December 10, 2011 at 10:41 am

    I have the same problem.  I would really like my data too.  I know a couple engineer minded people.  I will ask around. 

  7. GianMarco Concepcion
    October 17, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    i have the same problem x_x i need all my data! what i can do?

  8. Akwaizer
    September 5, 2011 at 1:41 am

    i have the same problem, were you able to recover the files

  9. Jeffery Fabish
    August 27, 2011 at 8:14 am

    Hi Maribel,

    I wish there was an easy solution to this problem, but unfortunately there isn't. You will [most likely] have to take the card to a local hardware recovery expert. If you give me your zip code I could help locate one for you.

    This can be very expensive depending on who does it and how badly it is damaged.

    • James Bruce
      August 27, 2011 at 9:27 pm

      Is that even possible? I mean, I know hard disks can be recovered, but surely if she's broken the physical memory chip in half…?

      I would say "give up".

      • Jeffery Fabish
        August 28, 2011 at 3:06 am

        Yes, it's possible ($200 possible). It could be worth it, depending on whats on the drive. I would also say give up and hopefully keep a backup next time!

        • Jbgreco
          March 17, 2012 at 2:02 pm

          I saw your post and I broke my card in half as well. Do you know of a fix in 11747 zip code ? My email is
          Thank you

    • Robert0769
      December 26, 2011 at 10:06 pm

      Hey Jeff. My zip code is 92081. Are there any in my area? Thank you!

      • Jeff Fabish
        December 26, 2011 at 10:32 pm

        (On Melrose Drive, just North of Palomar Airport Rd. in the Home Depot center)
        2440 S Melrose Dr
        Suite 102A
        Vista, CA 92081 (Carlsbad, oceanside)

        View other computer repair technicians in your area.

        • Truse17
          December 29, 2011 at 8:08 pm

          Hi Jeff,

          I'm having the same exact problem! It broke in half, a clean cut.
          My zip code is 60123. Can you help?
          Please email me at



        • Jeff Fabish
          December 29, 2011 at 10:24 pm

          Oddly enough, you live very close to me (Chicago).

          Anyway, here is a list of computer repair technicians near you.

    • Arshufalken
      February 20, 2012 at 6:45 am

      where could i get the zip code>>>?

    • Jayslide23
      April 19, 2012 at 8:22 pm

      My zip code is 10467

      May 16, 2012 at 2:29 am

      Can some body help me I'm having the same problem please I have very important info on my memory card

    • angel
      June 6, 2012 at 12:42 pm

      Hi I just had the samething happen to me last night:-( is there anyone near zip code 87532 or 87501

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