Lexar SD memory card peeling apart

1 month 3 weeks ago #660362 by Craig Stone
Well this is a first.  I have a 256GB SD card from Lexar and the top is peeling from the bottom.  This is long out of any sort of warranty.  Plus I don't think they are even around still.  

But can this be glued with out damaging anything inside of it?  I was thinking Gorilla glue, but that expands and might make a mess.  Model glue?


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1 month 3 weeks ago #660380 by Ozzie_Traveller
G'day Craig

Firstly I would contact Lexar and advise them of the issue and ask for a return-&-replacement. Many SD cards I see the packaging says "lifetime warranty" .... which could mean 100 different things I realise

There also is the basic "Fair Trade' requirements that legally is described as "fit for purpose" and where we consumers can ask the manufacturer to provide goods 'fit for many years of use as per their advertising regime'

Hope this helps
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1 month 3 weeks ago #660392 by effron
I wouldn't glue anything then insert it in my camera. Buy another card, and forget Lexar....

Why so serious?
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1 month 3 weeks ago #660404 by ThatNikonGuy
+1 call up Lexar and see if they will swap it out


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1 month 3 weeks ago #660405 by Nikon Shooter

effron wrote: I wouldn't glue anything then insert it in my camera. Buy another card, and forget Lexar....



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1 month 3 weeks ago #660425 by Kenta
I'm going to question the advice.  If you can't get ahold of Lexar to support their product.  And if you can create a clean seal between the glued parts, why not?  256GB card I'm sure wasn't cheap.  


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1 month 3 weeks ago #660428 by garyrhook
What is unclear is where the failure is occurring on the card. If the separation is occurring at the non-business end, then perhaps a touch of glue, properly applied and cleaned, will secure the card. And it won't matter because that end doesn't actually have to fit into anything. If the fault is elsewhere, then there's some risk.

What I think folks forget is, this card may have been quite expensive when purchased. So I understand wanting to repair it.

Unfortunately, Lexar as you knew it is gone. The brand was purchased by Longsys, and existing products may not be supported. "Support" is likely non-existent.

If the choice is between "try to glue it and fail" and "throw it away" I'd likely try the glue.


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1 month 2 weeks ago #660478 by Nathan D
Is it one of these 




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1 month 2 weeks ago #660576 by Ben Vanderbilt
Hey Craig, did you glue this?  I can't imagine if you put just a tad on it, it should be fine. 


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1 month 1 week ago #661359 by Kenya See
IMO, if you can glue it and it won't get stuck testing it out, why not?  Depending on when you got that card, that could have been a $400+ card.  


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1 month 1 week ago #661527 by Chester Foster
So did you glue it?  What happened?  


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