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this is incredible.

the card became unreadable again, but this time, it's even more interesting:
# sfdisk /dev/mmcblk0
Checking that no-one is using this disk right now...
BLKRRPART: Input/output error

Disk /dev/mmcblk0: 61284 cylinders, 4 heads, 16 sectors/track
read: Input/output error

sfdisk: read error on /dev/mmcblk0 - cannot read sector 0
/dev/mmcblk0: unercognized partition table type
Old situation:
No partitions found
Input the following format; absent fields get a default value.
<start> <size> <type [E,S,L,X,hex]> <bootable [-,*]> ...(there was the rest of the default stuff... won't retype)

/dev/mmcblk0p1 :,,06
/dev/mmcblk0p1 0+ 61247 61248- 1959935+ 6 FAT 16
the other partitions were empty; I am skipping up until the prompt if I want to write the desired partition table, and the warning that no partition is marked as bootable. now comes the "fun" part:

read: Input/output error
sfdisk: read error on /dev/mmcblk0 - cannot read sector 0
Re-reading the partition table ...
BLKRRPART: Input/output error

now i try:
# mkdosfs /dev/mmcblk0p1
mkdosfs 2.11 (12 Mar 2005)
/dev/mmcblk0p1: no such file or directory

now, I try to do this on a windows computer;
using windows XP, I try both fat and fat32, on both the quick format and without it, the answer is always the same:
"windows was unable to complete the format."

On a mac computer (Panther), the result was the same when trying to create a partition with free space.

Is this card (the 3rd one I try...) completely destroyed, or is there a chance of restoring it?

note: yeah... i know that returning o the shop and saying that it doesn't work anymore is an option, but i'm looking for something constructive.