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Some people meet with the GoPro SD card errors, such as “NO SD” and “SD ERR”. In this essay, we will talk about how to fix the GoPro SD card errors and how to recover the lost data from the SD card.

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Part 1: Reasons of GoPro SD Card Errors

GoPro is action camera featured as small size, light weight, well water resistance and clear image. It can be used to shoot motion videos, such as surfing, riding and parachuting. In addition, the GoPro company develops its own mobile apps and video editing software.
If you meet with the errors in your GoPro camera, such as “NO SD” and “SD ERR”, the following situations will be the reasons:
1. The SD card reads and writes data slowly. A minimum of Class 10 is recommended for a GoPro SD card.
2. The SD card contacts are not clean. It should be cleared gently.
3. The firmware version of GoPro is outdated and incompatible with the new SD card. You should go to the official website and update the firmware.
4. The SD card has been used in the other cameras or devices. You should reformat the SD card before using in this GoPro.
If the GoPro SD card errors cause data loss, you should use the following methods to recover the data.

Part 2: Recover SD Card with Renee Undeleter

If the GoPro SD card cause data loss, you can use the professional data recovery software, Renee Undeleter.

1. What is Renee Undeleter?

Renee Undeleter is the software specializing in data recovery. It can recover the deleted files, the emptied Recycle Bin and the formatted disk. The software includes 4 scan modes, Fast Partition Scan, Whole Partition Scan, Whole Disk Scan and Image Creation, which provides comprehensive solutions to data loss. Besides, its fingerprint technology and the file system rebuilding technology can skip the damaged blocks of the SD card to rebuild the file system. That can help us retrieve the lost data as much as possible.
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2. How to Use Renee Undeleter?

It is easy to use Renee Undeleter. Here are the steps:
Step 1: Download and install Renee Undeleter. Open the software and select [Whole Partition Scan].
Note: Don’t install the software into the source disk in case that the data is overwritten, unable to be recovered.
select whole partition scan in renee undeleter to recover deleted video from sd card
Functions of different recovery modes:

• Fast partition scan – Recover the files after emptying Recycle Bin or deleted by mistake without data backup.

• Whole partition scan – Scan the whole partition and list all files, especially for the formatted partition or inaccessible issue.

• Whole disk scan – Scan entire disk to find out all partitions’ information and simulate the partition table.

• Image creation – Create a partition image which can be used in case that reading partition is slow or need a backup.

Step 2: Next, select the SD card and click on [Next] to go on.
Renee Undeleter Whole Partition Scan
Step 3: Wait for the scan and then select the target files to recover. Click on [Recover].
Note: Please save the recovered files into the folders in case that the original disk is overwritten.
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Step 4: Select the destination to save the files that are to be recovered. Finally, click on [Recover] to recover the files.
Note: Don’t save the recovered files in the original SD card. Otherwise, the files may cover the original data in the SD card. If you cannot recover the data in this easy, try [Whole Disk Scan] for the further scan.
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Part 3: How to Fix GoPro SD Card Error?

1. Clear SD Card & Reconnect

First, you should check the connection between the SD card and GoPro when the errors “NO SD” and “SD ERR” occur. Please ensure that the SD card is completely inserted into GoPro. If there is something dirty on the SD card contacts, or if the SD card slot of GoPro is dusty, you should use Isopropyl Alcohol to clean the slot. Or, you can use the compressed air to clear. Don’t blow moisture into the slot with your mouth.
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2. Reformat SD Card

If the GoPro SD card errors cannot be fixed through the above method, you should format the SD card to delete the videos and photos.
Note: Before formatting the SD card, you should transfer the data to the other storage devices to avoid data loss.
① Format the SD card in GoPro when you see the SD ERR error.
Step 1: Press the mode button until the tool icon appears. Then, press the top button of the camera to get into Settings. Next, press the mode button to switch the setting options until the dust bin icon appears.
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Step 2: Press the mode button to switch the [ALL/FORMAT] options and then press the top button to continue. Next, use the mode button to select the option [DELETE ALL?] and then [YES]. Finally, press the top button to confirm the operations to format the SD card.
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② Format the SD card in the computer when the NO SD error appears.
The NO SD error means that GoPro cannot recognize the SD card. You should take the SD card out and then connect it to the computer with the card reader.
Step 1: Insert the SD card into the card reader and then connect the reader to the computer. Copy and paste the SD card data to the other disks.
Step 2: Open [File Explorer] and then right click at the SD card. Select [Format].
sd card formatted in this pc
Step 3: Select a file system.
Note: FAT32 and exFAT are the file systems supported by GoPro. FAT32 is used for the SD card with the maximum of 32 GB and exFAT for the SD card over 32 GB.
Step 4: Click on [Start] to format the SD card.
how to format the SD card or reformat a hard drive
If the GoPro SD card errors cannot be solved, you should try to fix the SD card or change another SD card. All GoPro models need the SD card with minimum of Class 10. The HERO (2014) camera supportS the SD card with maximum size of 32 GB. The cameras, such as HERO 3 Black Edition, HERO 3+, HERO + and HERO + LCD support the 64 GB SD card. What’s more, the cameras, such as HERO 4 and HERO Session, support the 128 GB SD card.
To learn more about the SD card types of GoPro, get access to the official website