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Any remedy for a micro SD drive in a Sony M10?
« on: April 08, 2019, 06:12:56 PM »
Hello everyone, my M10 is no longer recognizing any micro SD card. I could always reinsert the card once or twice and get it to read, but now it's not reading anything. The deck still works beautifully in every other way. Do you think it's OK to give that little  slot a blast from a can of compressed air, something that is safe for electronics? I remember reviving a DVD drive in an old computer with a stream of hot air from a hair dryer, on the theory that it would dislodge dust and crud, but I don't want to try that with something that I value a great deal.

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Re: Any remedy for a micro SD drive in a Sony M10?
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2019, 09:24:08 PM »
So the deck is “broken” for all intents and purposes , I say nothing ventured nothing gained..
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Re: Any remedy for a micro SD drive in a Sony M10?
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2019, 09:34:04 PM »
Well, FWIW, it still has a nice internal memory.

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Re: Any remedy for a micro SD drive in a Sony M10?
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2019, 08:22:18 AM »
So the deck is “broken” for all intents and purposes , I say nothing ventured nothing gained..

I don't think so; it does a great job of recording shows, but can't write to the drive.

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Re: Any remedy for a micro SD drive in a Sony M10?
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2019, 10:51:03 AM »
Likely dirt/crud on the electrical contacts.  Treat them like audio contacts and clean with alcohol/contact-cleaner.  Apply solvent then insert/remove the card multiple times to scrub the dampened contacts clean.

In the past this has fixed this problem on several handhelds for me.
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Re: Any remedy for a micro SD drive in a Sony M10?
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2019, 11:16:14 AM »
Likely dirt/crud on the electrical contacts.  Treat them like audio contacts and clean with alcohol/contact-cleaner.  Apply solvent then insert/remove the card multiple times to scrub the dampened contacts clean.

In the past this has fixed this problem on several handhelds for me.

I'm not super familiar with the USB function on the M10, but can you access the micro SD files via the mini USB port?
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Re: Any remedy for a micro SD drive in a Sony M10?
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2019, 12:20:22 PM »
Also remember that the slot has 2 different directions of inserting the cards.One for microSD and another direction for Memory stick.

I never remove mine just transfer files thru usb cable.

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Re: Any remedy for a micro SD drive in a Sony M10?
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2019, 01:17:42 PM »
Likely dirt/crud on the electrical contacts.  Treat them like audio contacts and clean with alcohol/contact-cleaner.  Apply solvent then insert/remove the card multiple times to scrub the dampened contacts clean.

In the past this has fixed this problem on several handhelds for me.
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Re: Any remedy for a micro SD drive in a Sony M10?
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2019, 02:47:17 PM »
So, at the risk of being too obvious:  Have you tried a different micro SD card in there? 

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Re: Any remedy for a micro SD drive in a Sony M10?
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2019, 07:30:11 PM »
So, at the risk of being too obvious:  Have you tried a different micro SD card in there?

boltman, it won't see any cards.

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Re: Any remedy for a micro SD drive in a Sony M10?
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2019, 03:43:28 PM »
Blast the card slot with an aerosol contact cleaner. Just be sure the cleaner contains no lubricant (some do). Go ahead, you won't hurt it. https://www.amazon.com/DeOxit-Cleaning-Solution-Spray-spray/dp/B0002BBV4G/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=electrical+contact+cleaner&qid=1554925288&s=industrial&sr=1-3
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Re: Any remedy for a micro SD drive in a Sony M10?
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2019, 06:21:48 PM »
Blast the card slot with an aerosol contact cleaner. Just be sure the cleaner contains no lubricant (some do). Go ahead, you won't hurt it. https://www.amazon.com/DeOxit-Cleaning-Solution-Spray-spray/dp/B0002BBV4G/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=electrical+contact+cleaner&qid=1554925288&s=industrial&sr=1-3

Thanks, will try that.

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Re: Any remedy for a micro SD drive in a Sony M10?
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2019, 06:28:41 PM »
Also remember that the slot has 2 different directions of inserting the cards.One for microSD and another direction for Memory stick.

I never remove mine just transfer files thru usb cable.

yes, and to answer an earlier question, you can access the card and the internal memory from the usb. I also never remove the card in mine.

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Re: Any remedy for a micro SD drive in a Sony M10?
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2019, 02:47:28 PM »
I also never remove the cards from mine. I also don't format my card regularly, which is not said to be advisable, but it has worked for me, since I am not generating a huge number of files before deleting them. Maybe a couple hundred a year at the most?
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Re: Any remedy for a micro SD drive in a Sony M10?
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2019, 07:18:14 PM »
The card is a pain to insert.  I have only removed it once and it has never seen the light of day for nearly 5 years or more.  I do reformat the card every once and a while. 
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