[maemo-users] [maemo-users] Card reader errors across multiple devices - bad N800 production line batche?

From: Kimmo Hämäläinen kimmo.hamalainen at nokia.com
Date: Thu Jan 25 16:46:11 EET 2007
On Wed, 2007-01-24 at 18:39 -0800, ext Kon Wilms wrote:
> All,
> I purchased N800 #1 and tested a 'known to work' 4Gb Transcend 150x SD
> (non-HC) card on it. 
> Formatting and then initializing with swap corrupted the card. I
> dosfsck'd it under Linux and the report was a corrupted header. If I
> fix it and put it back in the N800 it is readable. The N800 is unable
> to format it without corrupting it. 

So the problem is only formatting it in N800, otherwise it's usable?

> So I figured the N800 was maybe bad. I returned to CompUSA who
> replaced it with N800 #2. The new one has the same issue.
> The kicker is that the last octet of the MAC address differs by about
> 5. So this leads me to believe that both of these were from the same
> production batch. 
> The internal and external readers have the same problems.
> This card works without problems in a camera, garmin, phone, 3 desktop
> and 1 laptop-integrated card readers (one being around 2 years old,
> the others being newer). 
> The device hw version on these two is 1301.
> Has anyone else experienced this issue? Could we have a h/w rev or
> faulty batch of card readers here?

I think we have not tested bigger than 2GB cards in the N800. The
formatting needed some tuning for 2GB cards, so it's possible that the
kernel has problems with bigger cards as well.

BR; Kimmo

> Cheers
> Kon
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