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SD problem

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Hi all, I have a bit of a problem.

I brought a second hand e200. it came with a 256mb SD card, but I cant seem to get it working.

The card is by kingston, It seems to work fine in a card reader on a PC, but then when i come to try it in the phone and copy a file over to it it says "Can not copy ......... Access denied. Make sure your mobile device has sufficent memory, that the file is not set as read-only, and that you have permission to copy this file" yet if I put a file on the sd card using my mates SD reader, the phone will pay the file when the sd ard is in.

Also, the sd card will not format using the task manager on the spv.

any ideas guys??

Russ

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Posted (edited)

is the sd card in lock mode ?

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No, its in write mode

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No, its in write mode

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Try wiping it and formatting it in the card reader of your pc then try it again

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Try putting sellotape over the write-protect tab on the memory card.

No, really. This has fixed my three memory cards (three different manufacturers) all of which started to show the same problem -readable but not writeable - across three different card readers.

I always assumed that the write protect tab on an SD card was wired to the memory chip inside the card and prevented writing that way. But, I was wrong! Actually it's a lot more like VHS or floppy disk write protect - the write protect tab pushes up against a switch in the memory card slot, and it's the memory card reader that then prevents writing to the card.

If the switch in the card slot is dodgy, or not *perfectly* aligned with the tab on the memory card (for whatever reason) then you can't write to the card. Putting sellotape across the entire tab (wrapped around from one side of the card to the other, thus covering the tab) effectively gives the memory card switch something to "bite" on. Make sure there are no rough edges to the sellotape or it could get stuck in your card slot :D

RascalRuss, if you try this can you please post back and let us know if it works or not? I'm interested to see if it's the same problem because it's affected all my memory cards and readers - no combination works more than 25% of the time, if the sellotape is absent, so I'm interested to know if other people are experiencing the same problem. If this is a common problem then it'd be nice to publicise the solution because, I kid you not, it took me about 5 hours of diagnostics to come up with this fix. At one point I thought it was down to the Allocation size on the FAT table! *wrrrrong!*

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Try putting sellotape over the write-protect tab on the memory card.

OMFG it worked! @maxh2003 - thank you VERY much. I just got a new microSD card today and wanted to load it via the card reader, and it said "Write Protected". After looking here at Modaco, I found the answer - tape! (I used blue painters tape meself... :)

Cheers - N

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