[kwlug-disc] One last desperate atempt - Recovering a microSD

Raul Suarez rarsa at yahoo.com
Sat Jun 12 19:50:43 EDT 2010

My son BlackBerry's MicroSD gave him an error and the BB asked "do you want me to repair it", he said yes, but still dead.

I've been trying it to recover the data he had there (pictures and videos) but it cannot be mounted. The /var/log/messages syslog and kern.log
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[12526.295535] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdc] Add. Sense: CIRC unrecovered error
[12526.301019] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdc] Result: hostbyte=DID_OK driverbyte=DRIVER_SENSE,SUGGEST_OK
[12526.301029] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdc] Sense Key : Medium Error [current] 

dd does not even see /dev/sdc
photorec recognizes /dev/sdc but assigns a weird geometry.

Is there another way to recover data from this microSD or is it physically busted?

Raul Suarez

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