USB sandisk not working

May 9, 2015 at 10:43:28
Specs: Windows XP 7
inserted disk to my laptop and no longer recognized (not blinking )and no window opens up I do have another and "it" works fine I have so much info on it ?HELP

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May 9, 2015 at 11:14:05
When it was last used (successfully) was it removed correctly; as in ejected correctly?

Also you now have two posts on the same topic..., suggest you stick with one - logically this one now you have a response here. Either you delete the second one, or at least its content and leave a note referring to this one. Or trust a moderator to delete the second one for you?

How are you connecting to/accessing these cards; by an adapter or via a built-in slot in your computer (what make/model is the computer)?

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May 9, 2015 at 11:23:46
slot and not sure about ejecting it...soetimes I use the eject hardwar program and sometimes I just pull it out it has been fine for years and so have the other

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May 9, 2015 at 11:31:30
Not ejecting properly can sometimes be the cause of data loss; and/or inability to access (even "see") the ejected item next time it's inserted/used...

Have you checked its edge connector(s) are clean/undamaged etc.?

Also can you test the problem one in another computer; ideally with a built-in card reader and also an usb adapter? Presuming you are in Canada/USA Radio Shack used to have a range of decent usb card readers/adapters; I have a couple and they work fine with "any" card I have used in them...

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May 9, 2015 at 17:39:33
As the poster has raised this same topic twice and one might get zapped, I've copy pasted my question and the posters response from the other thread on here too. That way I shall be able to track the outcome (somewhere).

My Question.
It might have just failed - they have a limited life. Does this San Disk still work on other computers?

Posters response.
will check using on another device.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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May 15, 2015 at 09:03:18
Other than trying suggestions from the other posts, keep in mind that USB disks do break and no longer work. Also the advice about not ejecting usb devices is very true. Always eject properly.

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