SanDisk microSD XC card overheated and melted SD card adapter

The pictures tell the story. 64GB SanDisk microSD XC I Class 10 card bought from Amazon and was being used in the Sandisk microSD to SD card adapter when it got super hot and melted the adapter. SanDisk support were worryingly blasé about it when I spoke with them, they didn’t seem to see the problem with a microSD card getting hot enough to melt plastic and just asked for it to be returned for a replacement.

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  • I just happen to lost all my pics and videos due to a faulty Lexar 64GB class 10 micro SD card. Phone will become hot without reason (not connected to the charger or using it) and my battery will drop way to fast (from 100% to less than 15% in a couple of hours). I did notice that my phone was detecting a malfunction in the card (will not save new pics taken until restarted) and Gallery will display black squares instead of the pics. I assumed it was because I had it partitioned at 32GB and then restored it (that is when the problem started). Using an adapter, my laptop will not recognize the card and was extremely hot (no more than 5 minutes connected). I'm using a new 16GB and phone is cool, battery last as before (all day) and no problems taking pics. I should have backed up while I could :( Well... too late now. Lesson learned.

  • Not cool. I just spent hours with 3 models to shoot separate bits of footage for a music video and I can’t call them all back to reshoot. The A’s card also had a interview piece of a rapper before he was locked up. And my sandisk 64GB micro SD XC card melted the adapter!
    How could this happen!?! I thought of sandisk as of of the top manufacturers in the field? I see that the card can be reimbursed. But I want to know if it’s possible to safely retrieve my footage?

  • I had the same issue on my MicroSD card with the adapter, it started over heating and I removed it. My data is all gone. Card is not accessible.