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After taking a short break from getting ship part information from Pikmin 1, I fired up the Gamecube again to discover that my memory card had become corrupted and needed to be formatted, a process which will wipe all saved data on the entire card. I'm trying to look at the bright side by saying that this gives me an incentive to replay all of my favorite games (which I've been purposely abstaining from to preserve that rush of nostalgia you get from playing old games. Yeah, I know, I'm a freak), but some of that data did take a rather long time to get, and what's worse, not all of it is mine. This also means I won't have information readily on-hand for making edits and debunking false information, so naturally, I'd rather not have to reformat my card.

How might this have happened, and is there anything I can do to work around it? —Jimbo Jambo

"Halp" indeed. I've had that a few times before (thankfully only on a secondary memory card that I don't use much), and it sort of managed to fix itself. It may be just that there's dust or something in it. Just reset a few times/attempt to clean it and you might get lucky. GP
Tried, but will continue to do so. What really bothers me is that neither the Cube nor the card was even touched between the time I turned it off and started it up again, so the possibility that it got dirty or bumped out of alignment seems small to say the least. —Jimbo Jambo
Huh, I just had the same today, only on a larger scale: my 1 month old XBox got the Red Ring of Death. It's a cheap used version, so not 350$ as usual, but that means I don't really have any warranty. 170 € = down the drain...--Prezintenden

I just realized that I put my comment on the "Talk" verition of this page. Opps:D

Bulbear4444 21:15, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

If you didn't bend it or anything, the only other way that could of happened is if you turned off/reseted the cube/wii while the cube/wii was reading/writing data. That's alot of /'s. My suggestion: Drip a 10 or so drops of water down the chip portion of the card. Let dry. That worked for me once. You hold a slight chance of breaking the card, but, at this point, who cares?

Lesson of this topic: Always back up your data on a second memory card, like I do. (I update my secondary card weekly) Ricecake9 21:40, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

My memory card dies all the time. --JayfeatherTalk 00:25, 11 July 2008 (UTC)