[maemo-users] Memory card recognization issue in OS2008

From: Eero Tamminen eero.tamminen at nokia.com
Date: Tue Jun 3 10:58:27 EEST 2008

ext Dr. Nicholas Shaw wrote:
>>> Ok, new challenge.  I was able to copy the data from the two cards to my
>>> computer (had no problem at all) so don't know why the N800 now can't see
>>> either of them.  I tried reformatting them and nada, zip, doesn't work.
>> Thanks, Mark.  I too have upgraded to a new release each time.  I bought my
>> N800 the day it came out (1/8/2007) and each time I've upgraded the OS I
>> haven't had any problems with the cards.  Until this time (2GB each).  It
>> won't recognize either and I just did a backup yesterday and today and the
>> cards are viewable by Windows.
>> So I've removed, reinserted, removed, reinserted, attempted to reformat and
>> nothing has worked.

Did you reformat in Windows or in the device?

 > Mark, thanks for the recommendation (hard reset).  I tried it, didn't
 > work.  I keep getting a message that the cards (both) are corrupted or
 > unformatted.  At this point I'm not sure what to do.  This seems like
 > an OS2008 issue as they both worked yesterday and today when I backed
 > up and the cards are readable on my Windows Vista system.

If you plug in the USB cable, can Windows access the card through
the device? (i.e. is the issue in recognizing the card itself, or
just the partition contents)

If you run "dmesg" (e.g. from device X terminal) after re-inserting
the card, what it says?

	- Eero

 >> You ever have one of those days when you want to take
 >> all your gizmos outside and blast them with a shotgun? :-)

Last weekend, with our DVD player (didn't eject the disk before I
dismantled and closed again the case, then it mysteriously started
working again without doing anything else)...

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