Sometimes even though an SD card is inserted into your Go Pro camera, you may experience a No SD or SD Error. This indicates that your camera is not communicating with your SD card. In this article, we explain how you can resolve this error by using some simple solutions.
Please note that ‘No SD’ and ‘SD Error’ are treated as different errors and both of these are covered in this article. Please read the error message on your camera carefully and proceed accordingly.
Note: Before you proceed with the steps, make sure to recover and backup all data from the card.
Case 1: ‘SD ERROR’
You may need to format the SD card to resolve this error. To do so, follow the steps below.
- Go to Settings menu and click on the Trash icon
- Then click on Delete All/Format your SD card
Alternatively, you can also format your card using the Go Pro app or on your computer. To format the card in your computer, follow the steps below.
- Connect the SD card to your computer using a card reader
- Open-File Explorer and right click on your SD card
- Click on Format and follow the on-screen instructions in the format window
Formatting the SD card will clear all data and resolve corruption issues if any. This should help you resolve the ‘SD ERROR’ problem.
Case 2: ‘NO SD’
If you are receiving a ‘No SD’ error message, first of all make sure the SD card is properly inserted and turn ON your camera. Then confirm if you’re still getting the same error message.
If you do, format the SD card on your computer. To do so, follow the steps below
- Connect your SD card to the computer using a card reader
- Then find your SD in File Explorer and right click on it
- Then click on Format and follow the on-screen instructions in the format window
Once formatted, it should hopefully resolve issues and help in getting detected by the camera. Insert the SD card into your Go Pro and turn ON the camera. At this point, you may receive ‘SD ERR’ message. If so, go back to Case 1 and follow the steps. If you don’t see such errors, it means the problem is resolved.
However, if after trying all of these steps, you still receive the ‘No SD’ error, it indicates an issue with your SD card or your camera. To track where the problem is coming from, connect another SD card to your Go Pro and check. If it works normally, it is likely a problem with your camera.
Data recovery using Remo Recover
If you failed to back up your SD card prior to formatting, all data will be deleted. But luckily, it is possible to recover formatted SD cards with the help of recovery programs like Remo Recover.
In addition to this, there is also a basic version of Remo Recovery software which can be used to recover deleted or lost videos from Go Pro. If you want more details about the software or the steps involved in the recovery process, refer deleted Go Pro video recovery.