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So I dropped my blackberry today and the battery fell out, but it appeared to be generally unharmed. I turned it back on and it seemed to work, except for the fact that it said there was an error with the sd card, and that it needed to be inserted into a computer and fixed. So I put it into a windows machine and low and behold, windows acted like nothing was there. So then I tried with my linux machine. I inserted the card and nothing happened, no new device was added, and dmesg did not record anything. Literally nothing. Any idea what's going wrong? Is this card salvageable, is there something I can do? Help is appreciated. Thanks.
You'd normally expect to see something in the syslog (dmesg) when you insert the card. Check its contacts - but it seems likely that the accident may have jarred internal connections loose. Prognosis - the card is dead. Salvaging would involve physically opening the card up.