Thinkpad T480s sdcard slot failure

Published: Friday, Jun 19, 2020 Last modified: Monday, Oct 26, 2020

Thinkpad T480s which fails

Using my Thinkpads SD card slot does not work:

[hendry@t480s mnt]$ sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/sda1
mount: /mnt/sda1: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda1, missing codepage or helper program, or other error.
[hendry@t480s mnt]$ sudo exfatfsck /dev/sda1
exfatfsck 1.3.0
Checking file system on /dev/sda1.
ERROR: exFAT file system is not found.
File system checking stopped. ERRORS FOUND: 1, FIXED: 0.
[hendry@t480s mnt]$ sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/sda1
mount: /mnt/sda1: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda1, missing codepage or helper program, or other error.
Hootoo USB dongle with SDCARD slot

Using a USB-C dongle does work:

[hendry@t480s mnt]$ lsblk -f
NAME          FSTYPE      FSVER LABEL UUID                                 FSAVAIL FSUSE% MOUNTPOINT
sdb
└─sdb1        exfat       1.0   LUMIX 315C-B528
[hendry@t480s mnt]$ sudo exfatfsck /dev/sdb1
exfatfsck 1.3.0
Checking file system on /dev/sdb1.
File system version           1.0
Sector size                 512 bytes
Cluster size                128 KB
Volume size                  59 GB
Used space                 2791 MB
Available space              57 GB
Totally 15 directories and 14 files.
File system checking finished. No errors found.
[hendry@t480s mnt]$ sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/sdb1
FUSE exfat 1.3.0