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Old 04-05-2008, 08:05 PM   #1
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SD Card Not Visible When Inserted


Hi all. I have a EEE PC 4G and up till this morning everything has been working fine. But when I turned it on and plugged a 1GB Mini SD (Using an adapter) into the internal SD slot (the one on the side) nothing comes up, not even the icon in the system tray. The only thing that happens is that the little light flickers for a while and then stops. As I said, it had been going fine with the card ever since I got it and I haven't done anything to it that would make it stop working. I have tried rebooting several times and if the card is in; it crashes at the very first screen on booting. But if the card isn't in it boots up fine.

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Old 04-05-2008, 08:20 PM   #2
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It sounds like the filesystem on the card is probably corrupt. The icon for the SD card won't come up unless the device has mounted, and it can't mount unless the filesystem is valid. There won't be a message indicating the possibly corrupt filesystem, so it would appear to be doing nothing.

After you plug the SD card in (when the machine is running) run the command "dmesg | tail" and note the output. At the very least it should mention the device node (I don't have the original Xandros OS on my Eee anymore, but I think it will come up as /dev/sdb), which you can use to try and manually mount it. The error message from the mount will be especially useful.
 
Old 04-05-2008, 08:45 PM   #3
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Thanks. I have tested the chip in another EEE PC and everything works fine there. This is what the konsole said:
Code:
/home/user> sudo dmesg | tail
[13719.690000] scsi 7:0:0:0: rejecting I/O to dead device
[13719.690000] FAT: Directory bread(block 517) failed
[13719.690000] scsi 7:0:0:0: rejecting I/O to dead device
[13719.690000] FAT: Directory bread(block 518) failed
[13719.690000] scsi 7:0:0:0: rejecting I/O to dead device
[13719.690000] FAT: Directory bread(block 519) failed
[13720.060000] scsi 7:0:0:1: rejecting I/O to dead device
[13720.060000] scsi 7:0:0:1: rejecting I/O to dead device
[13720.060000] scsi 7:0:0:1: rejecting I/O to dead device
[13720.060000] scsi 7:0:0:0: rejecting I/O to dead device
/home/user>
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Old 04-09-2008, 03:31 PM   #4
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I've reinstalled the operating system completely and this still has not worked. Any ideas from anyone would be much appreciated as I really need to get this working.
Thanks.
 
Old 04-09-2008, 07:02 PM   #5
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If the card is fine, the card reader itself may have failed, that dmesg output wouldn't make me think it is a software issue, either the card or the reader being bad would cause that.
 
  


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