[ERROR] SD Card not working..


I have an Arduino UNO and a 1.8 SPI TFT Module (see links below for pics).

I wired the pins like this :

  • CS : d4
  • MOSI : 11
  • MISO : 12
  • CLK : 13
  • VCC : I tried to the top right ICSP pin (it works fine with just the screen) and the 5v/or 3.3v
  • GND : GND

I formatted the SDCard (A 8gb microsd card formatted in FAT32, with a microSD adapter).
I formatted it using GParted on my ubuntu.
When i open the Serial monitor, i have this :

CardInfo sketch

Initializing SD card...Wiring is correct and a card is present.

Card type: SDHC
Could not find FAT16/FAT32 partition.
Make sure you've formatted the card

I’m using this code :

  SD card test 
 This example shows how use the utility libraries on which the'
 SD library is based in order to get info about your SD card.
 Very useful for testing a card when you're not sure whether its working or not.
 The circuit:
  * SD card attached to SPI bus as follows:
 ** MOSI - pin 11 on Arduino Uno/Duemilanove/Diecimila
 ** MISO - pin 12 on Arduino Uno/Duemilanove/Diecimila
 ** CLK - pin 13 on Arduino Uno/Duemilanove/Diecimila
 ** CS - depends on your SD card shield or module. 
 		Pin 4 used here for consistency with other Arduino examples

 created  28 Mar 2011
 by Limor Fried 
 modified 9 Apr 2012
 by Tom Igoe

 2015: included SPI.h and made SPI bus idle.

#include <SPI.h>

// include the SD library:
#include <SD.h>

// set up variables using the SD utility library functions:
Sd2Card card;
SdVolume volume;
SdFile root;

// change this to match your SD shield or module;
// Arduino Ethernet shield: pin 4
// Adafruit SD shields and modules: pin 10
// Sparkfun SD shield: pin 8
const int chipSelect = 4;    

void setup()
  // Open serial communications and wait for port to open:
  Serial.println("\nCardInfo sketch");
  while (!Serial) {
    ; // wait for serial port to connect. Needed for Leonardo only
  // Disable all slave selects on the SPI bus, and set 'SS' to output.
  // The Ethernet Shield uses pin 4 and 10.
  // The 'SS' is pin 10 for Uno and pin 53 for Mega.
  // But disable them all, even if SS is also pin 10.
  // The 'SS' needs to be output, for the internal SPI hardware to work properly.
  // Disable a SPI device means setting the chip select high.
  pinMode ( SS, OUTPUT);    // pin 10 on Uno, pin 53 on Mega
  digitalWrite( SS, HIGH);

  pinMode( 4, OUTPUT);       // SD chip select at pin 4
  digitalWrite( 4, LOW);

  pinMode( 10, OUTPUT);     // W5100 chip select at pin 10
  digitalWrite( 10, HIGH);

  // SPI bus is now idle and ready to be used.

  Serial.print("\nInitializing SD card...");
  // On the Ethernet Shield, CS is pin 4. It's set as an output by default.
  // Note that even if it's not used as the CS pin, the hardware SS pin 
  // (10 on most Arduino boards, 53 on the Mega) must be left as an output 
  // or the SD library functions will not work. 
  pinMode(10, OUTPUT);     // change this to 53 on a mega

  // we'll use the initialization code from the utility libraries
  // since we're just testing if the card is working!
  if (!card.init(SPI_HALF_SPEED, chipSelect)) {
    Serial.println("initialization failed. Things to check:");
    Serial.println("* is a card is inserted?");
    Serial.println("* Is your wiring correct?");
    Serial.println("* did you change the chipSelect pin to match your shield or module?");
  } else {
    Serial.println("Wiring is correct and a card is present."); 

  // print the type of card
  Serial.print("\nCard type: ");
  switch(card.type()) {
    case SD_CARD_TYPE_SD1:
    case SD_CARD_TYPE_SD2:

  // Now we will try to open the 'volume'/'partition' - it should be FAT16 or FAT32
  if (!volume.init(card)) {
    Serial.println("Could not find FAT16/FAT32 partition.\nMake sure you've formatted the card");

  // print the type and size of the first FAT-type volume
  uint32_t volumesize;
  Serial.print("\nVolume type is FAT");
  Serial.println(volume.fatType(), DEC);
  volumesize = volume.blocksPerCluster();    // clusters are collections of blocks
  volumesize *= volume.clusterCount();       // we'll have a lot of clusters
  volumesize *= 512;                            // SD card blocks are always 512 bytes
  Serial.print("Volume size (bytes): ");
  Serial.print("Volume size (Kbytes): ");
  volumesize /= 1024;
  Serial.print("Volume size (Mbytes): ");
  volumesize /= 1024;

  Serial.println("\nFiles found on the card (name, date and size in bytes): ");
  // list all files in the card with date and size
  root.ls(LS_R | LS_DATE | LS_SIZE);

void loop(void) { 

Links to pics of the shield (I have one from Banggood.com) :

I tried many things, but still nothing works… Maybe i’ll need a real SDCard, but I don’t have one right now…
If someone could help me, it would be great ! :smiley: