Data recovery on dead micro SD card

  • Published on Jun 25, 2016
  • Data recovery on dead micro SD card
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    Micro SD memory cards, just like any other type memory cards, fail all the time. In our case we have a 32GB Sandisk micro SD card that is no longer recognized by any type of device. If your card stopped working, first thing you might want to try is to download a demo version of R-Studio:

    This software will be able quickly determine if the problem is related to corrupt file system. However, it will not be able to help if the problem is more serious like failed controller or degraded memory component.
    For these serious problems there is only one way to gain access to the data, and that is by direct tapping into the NAND chip inside. This data recovery procedure allows us to bypass everything else that is embedded inside of the micro SD memory card and go directly to the source of the memory. But first the circuitry needs to be exposed. For that we use 800 grit sandpaper and water. By slowly and carefully removing the acrylic mask on the back of card we get access to the test points necessary for communication and extraction of data from the NAND component.
    Once the soldering part of the procedure is done, we move onto the next step, which is data extraction by selecting an appropriate configuration.
    This micro SD card’s file system was badly damaged, but we managed to successfully recover photos that the client wanted. This procedure is a lot more time consuming than a regular SD card, which usually has removable memory. Besides soldering work, this procedure also requires a pinout schematic for the test points as they are not standard. Many different manufacturers and even model might have completely different layouts for the design, and that makes it very difficult simply because pinouts are proprietary. Manufacturing companies do not release these pinouts to data recovery companies.
    If you lost your data on micro SD card, and it is important enough to get expert help feel free to contact us here:
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Comments • 1 972

  • Dinesh D
    Dinesh D 10 days ago

    have u try for decrypting data

  • G dash
    G dash 12 days ago

    omg,,teach me please to fix moreee

  • Kitsu
    Kitsu 14 days ago +1

    The Frankenstein SD card...

  • Ryan Lambie
    Ryan Lambie 19 days ago

    Can you recover files from a card that was snapped completely in half? I've since glued it back together, but I'm unsure. Any idea?

  • sridher n
    sridher n 20 days ago

    plz link to buy nand board

  • Funjami Cannel
    Funjami Cannel 22 days ago


  • Chris Lilley Video
    Chris Lilley Video 27 days ago

    Here is a blog giving a detailed explanation of what he just did. You will need a print out of your sd card pin out so you know what you’re soldering and how. Also has a video. Needs a lot of equipment though.

  • Graciela Leiva
    Graciela Leiva Month ago

    Hola vendes esa herramienta

  • Travis Smith
    Travis Smith Month ago

    Interesting video. However, why is it that so many instructional videos cut audio and replace it with music so crappy that it makes you want to mute the video. I'm waiting for more dialogue about the project at hand and am being tortured by the worst of public domain music.

  • Brian Martinez
    Brian Martinez Month ago

    How can I get a cracked micro sd card to you for repair?? Ivr had it for 4 or 5 years just incase I run into someone who knows how to just get the data off it.

  • Santhosh .p
    Santhosh .p Month ago

    my sd card vcc and gnd pins are shorted, what to do now?

  • Krypt0ph33n of 46&2

    That was truly fucking art my man. I think I want that circuit board inkd around my neck

    • Krypt0ph33n of 46&2
      Krypt0ph33n of 46&2 Month ago

      I do have an sd card that out of no where says unsupported in my note 10+. Can you recover ?

  • Kim Un
    Kim Un 2 months ago

    I was stupid and annoying music

  • richard none
    richard none 2 months ago

    i did the multi meter test and the display says 00.01 is there live left on this micro card

  • Francesco Cannavo
    Francesco Cannavo 2 months ago

    How much do you charge per this job? Because i really need to save the files form one micro sd

    SUPER VEGITO BLUE 2 months ago

    it seems i am unlucky because i live in india,kolkata and cannot contact you for help,but this video helped me understand how to do it myself,i have a soldereing machine but not a micoscpe,i will buy it.Thanks a lot

  • Patrick Skan
    Patrick Skan 2 months ago

    I will pay you money to do this to my card and put it on a identical card

  • Mary Jane
    Mary Jane 2 months ago

    Music is very annoying...

  • Francesco Sannicandro
    Francesco Sannicandro 3 months ago

    You guys are amazing!! I need to recover data from a Micro SD too. No device can read it anymore, but I'm sure that there is a possibility to recover at least video and photo. Can you guys make it?

  • BE G
    BE G 3 months ago

    Erkin hi! r u turko

  • Amit Kumar Yadav
    Amit Kumar Yadav 3 months ago

    If i will send you mi micro sd card..can you recover it and send back to me..i will pay for it..


    Very good your videos man, greatings from guadalajara México.

  • HooMAN
    HooMAN 3 months ago

    use tinner or nail polish remover except sandpaper it works grate ( put the card in tinner 2 3 hr and simply wipe with a coten ) just try bro .

  • Angela C
    Angela C 3 months ago

    Is it possible to recover a micro sd that's been cracked in half? :(

    BEST MIXES ONLINE 3 months ago

    could you recover data from an sdcard sandisk ultra that was 64gb and now it shows 32mb and overheating when connected to computer?

  • gile
    gile 4 months ago


  • Fa M
    Fa M 4 months ago

    If i send you ma 32gb card which is not reading ,how much will you charge for recovery?

  • Fa M
    Fa M 4 months ago

    Insane skill

  • lanjio jilake
    lanjio jilake 4 months ago

    Too many ads! Fuck off

  • Ujjain Sagar
    Ujjain Sagar 4 months ago +1

    This was so cool..

  • Eren Yeager
    Eren Yeager 4 months ago

    I pay 1000 dollars for just recovery a bunch of my porn video from my SD Card. Amazing right?

  • cookie meme
    cookie meme 4 months ago

    hello, pls help me. my micro sd was damage by my own mistake. how can you help me? how much it will cost me to send this to you, repair and retrieve all my files on it? im glenn from manila Philippines +639202997006

  • Fotorik
    Fotorik 4 months ago

    Name the program?

  • Kymani Wilson
    Kymani Wilson 5 months ago

    Awesome work! Keep it up. No questions asked 1 like 1 sub

  • bharati baitha
    bharati baitha 5 months ago

    My card is to show my data plzzz tell us

  • Technical Laadla
    Technical Laadla 5 months ago


  • Huzza TV - DreamBook
    Huzza TV - DreamBook 5 months ago

    Thax for explain every Spot of many are expert just from now

    • HDD Recovery Services
      HDD Recovery Services  5 months ago

      but even if every pad is explained, how would that be used by most who watched this video?

  • Catalin Buica
    Catalin Buica 5 months ago

    You might try these: to avoid the soldering process

  • Mostafa Alomar
    Mostafa Alomar 5 months ago

    please , can u told me how it work ?? and there is datasheet to sd card ?? hmm , if line's sd card chip make from copper how it is recover the data ??
    thanks for this amazing video

  • Abhishek Bhat
    Abhishek Bhat 5 months ago

    If my microSD card is chipped from the back will the data be recovered?

  • sergie p
    sergie p 5 months ago

    I have acoby mp3 its acting like its not there when I connect usb cable into laptop and into coby mp3 player it has a bad screen and doesn't come up on laptop please help

  • Fabian Carrasco
    Fabian Carrasco 6 months ago

    what is the device name or model where you has soldering the micro sd ?

  • Ripiu Aplikasi
    Ripiu Aplikasi 6 months ago

    What software and tools for recovery.. i will open recovery data market in my country..please read and comment

  • William B
    William B 6 months ago +1

    You Mr. Narrator are a microelectronic reconstructive surgeon. Well presented and thank you.

  • Nicola Torre
    Nicola Torre 6 months ago

    Damn bro youre precise like a swedish

  • Amro Hendawi
    Amro Hendawi 6 months ago +3

    beautiful work !!! but why dont you design a simple standard micro sd card reader and save the soldering time and stress ?

    • ulfen92
      ulfen92 2 months ago

      How do you suppose that would work? Its not possible to use the standard uSD contacts to read the contents on the NAND-memory if the controller or something else is broken.

  • Gerardo Villacres
    Gerardo Villacres 6 months ago

    Looks very tedious!

  • Tweaky
    Tweaky 6 months ago

    Once corrupted, microsd 'soder' does nothing

  • Freedon Nadd
    Freedon Nadd 6 months ago

    I bet you have seen a lot of home made porn on sd cards. LOL.

  • underage_icecube
    underage_icecube 6 months ago

    99,9% did not understand what he have done though

  • Yasor Arfat
    Yasor Arfat 6 months ago

    Nice video sir, sir my old sd card is not showing on my phone also others phone when I put it in mobile mobile show not inserted memory card please help me to recover data from my dead SD card there so many important officials data I need them. Please help me how can I fix it.

  • Cranky Jay
    Cranky Jay 6 months ago

  • AI Ke
    AI Ke 7 months ago

    haha. you have to have this surgery if you dont have a choice.

  • Johanhunter
    Johanhunter 7 months ago +1

    I have a question, I have a sd card broken literally but the middle part with the dots is ok, is any posibility to recover data even if the silver contacts are separated, I mean the visible part of the sd card?

  • Kiringo Gichanga
    Kiringo Gichanga 7 months ago

    What simple solution for such a complex problem...damn! Thanks stranger.

  • MatchstalkMan
    MatchstalkMan 7 months ago

    I found Photorescue to be an excellent data recovery application. It’s available for Mac as well as Windows. It recovers data from formatted cards.
    It won’t recover data from cards that have been specifically wiped using data scrubbing software.

  • Deepak Roy
    Deepak Roy 7 months ago

    भोसड़ी के चुत्या साले गांडू ।

  • S S
    S S 8 months ago

    How much it cost bro

  • Do A Barrel Roll
    Do A Barrel Roll 8 months ago

    Is so fucking complicated😫

  • ZMK5478
    ZMK5478 8 months ago +1

    Does this method work on large size microsd like 256GB?