GoPro Hero is known for capturing high quality videos and pictures on rough places and rough moments. GoPro Hero has this particular problem of showing SD Card error when the surface is coated with dust. Many technicians have been trying to have this issue solved. Some of them have succeeded and some of them have to go extra miles looking for the solution of GoPro SD card error.
Electronics is known to have problems in one way or the other and most of these problems are usually too easy to solve. The error displayed may be as the result of how you fixed your SD card into its slot.
This issue can be as a result of the surface of the SD card been contacted with dust or water. In most cases, the software version may not match with the SD card. The company is not to be blamed for the error on GoPro Hero6/5/3 Black & Silver camera as they believe that the fault is from its users. Don’t worry; we are here to take you through on how to fix SD card error on your camera. Read the guide carefully.
REASONS FOR SD CARD ERROR
If you are having this issue, then you just have to know that GoPro Hero is finding it difficult to communicate with your SD card. And this problem can’t be solved by abandoning your camera.
Every problem has a solution. Any electronic that uses SD card may have this issue too. This problem is not mainly for GoPro. I have personally experienced it once on my smart phone. Let us consider what would cause the error on GoPro. Below are the possible reasons. This error may occur.
- If your camera fell on the ground and the SD card may have shifted from its position in the slot.
- Water must have entered the SD card slot.
- The SD card may be coated with dust. In that case, GoPro may not be able to communicate with it.
- Incompatible SD card
- Software problem
HOW TO SOLVE SD CARD ERROR ON GOPRO
Every problem has a solution. The same thing is applicable to GoPro SD card error. We believe we can put a smile on your face after you finish reading this.*winks
The possible solutions are below.
FORMAT GoPro SD CARD
Formatting an internal storage usually has solutions to almost half of the problems. The SD card error may be because of a virus attack on your card. This usually happens if you have inserted your SD card on another camera or you have it connected with a computer.
Formatting your SD card will erase all your files, in that case, we advise you to back up your file to your Personal Computer. For those that don’t know how to format SD card on Go Pro, below is the tips on how to format SD card on Go Pro.
- Go to settings menu
- Click on the trash can icon to format your SD card. You may see “NO SD”. Then use the steps below to format using a computer
- Have your SD card connected with your PC
- Go to File Manager and right click on your SD card.
- Then from the pop up, choose format and confirm to wipe your memory card.
UPDATE FIRMWARE TO FIX NO SD CARD ON GOPRO
As I mentioned earlier, updating your software can have this problem fixed if only you are inserting a new SD card on a GoPro with an older version. This is the same thing applicable to laptops. You can’t just put a new brand hard disk in to your pc and expect it work perfectly.
Though it may work but not as it supposed to work. To have your SD card working fine on an older version of Go Pro, you need to update it.
To know more about GoPro update, Read here GoPro’s official update guides to know how to update it online.
CHECK THE SURFACE OF THE SD CARD AND THE GOPRO SD CARD SLOT
This is one of the major reason you have “ERROR ON GOPRO” or “No SD” problem. When I listed the reasons your GoPro may have this issue, I gave some points there. It may be that the slot or the metal on the SD card is covered with dust. To fix this issue, please follow the steps below.
- Power off GoPro Hero
- Remove the SD card
- Use a soft brush and a Premium Motor Spirit to brush the SD card and the slot
- Wait for it to dry up (won’t take up to 2 minutes)
- Insert SD card and power on your camera
USE A COMPATIBLE SD CARD
If the tip above does not work for you, this is the last tip and I hope this will help. As far as electronics is concern, it can never claim what was not created for it. What am trying to say is that before any electronic works perfectly, it must work with what was created for it.
SD card error on GoPro may be as the result of using a wrong SD card on GoPro Hero. You should try using a compatible sd card for GoPro Hero. Visit the official site for the recommended Micro SD cards for GoPro cameras.
With the above methods, We believe we can solve your Problem on sd card error GoPro. If you have issues, Kindly use the comment section and tell us about your problem. We are always here to help!
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