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Thanks Liam, sounds promising.

Though I was using the supplied adaptor, and formatting through that, I'd be interested to try the CHKDSK and going through that, but how do you get to that?

Sorry, I know it's a noob question, but it's not something I've done before!!!

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Thanks Liam, sounds promising.

Though I was using the supplied adaptor, and formatting through that, I'd be interested to try the CHKDSK and going through that, but how do you get to that?

Sorry, I know it's a noob question, but it's not something I've done before!!!

TIA.
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No probs. This is for Win XP but should be similar for most systems (you might need to run 'dosprmpt' on Win98 rather than 'cmd').

Go to the Start menu, select Run, and type CMD, then click on OK. You now have the 'command line interface'. You can always type CHKDSK /? to see all the options available for CHKDSK. There is a pretty version called Disk Check in Windows Explorer but I tend to use the command line version.

If your SD card appears as drive E:, type the command below followed by Enter/Return,

CHKDSK E: /f /r

/f - fixes problems on the disk
/r - locates and marks sectors as bad

If you get a message about dismounting the volume first, that is OK, but any applications using the E: drive might get upset - you should close those down first.

Once sectors are marked as bad, you will need to reformat the disk in order to 'release' these sectors for use.

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P.S. If you forget to enter the drive letter for the SD card (and I did) it performs a check on your system drive, usually when the system restarts. You can cancel this when you restart, it gives you 15 seconds to prevent the check. I missed this too and so ended up waiting 20 minutes for a full check on my system drive. Tsk.

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Oops, forgot this tip.

If you use CHKDSK E: (assuming E: is your SD drive letter) with no parameters then it will report errors without fixing, and more importantly list the number of allocation units, and bad sectors in a neat summary at the end.

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Thanks Liam,

Didn't realise it was a DOS thing - takes me back a few years, that does!

Anyway, I'm waiting to hear back from Moby Memory - CHKDSK didn't show any errors.

If anything else works before I hear back from them, I'll post here!!

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just got my replacement, 2gb mini sd. woooooooohoooooooooooo :D

superb and excellent service from mobymemory, i'm going to buy all my memory cards of my phone on this site from now on. thanks!!! ;)

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Update on this:

Got mine replaced, but the replacement isn't working either.

This one's odd though, it hangs the computer temporarily if I try and access it!

Can't get far enough to format, chkdsk or anything else.

Have to get back on to the company, it's just that though they're great when you do get to speak to them, they do seem rather hard to get hold of on the phone!

Fingers crossed for tomorrow, as this has been going on for a while now. :evil: ;)

Edited by Pete, 08 January 2006 - 02:27 PM.

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Update on this:

Got mine replaced, but the replacement isn't working either.

This one's odd though, it hangs the computer temporarily if I try and access it!

Can't get far enough to format, chkdsk or anything else.

Have to get back on to the company, it's just that though they're great when you do get to speak to them, they do seem rather hard to get hold of on the phone!

Fingers crossed for tomorrow, as this has been going on for a while now.  :evil:  :D

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sorry for that pete, but it's worth to try. cheer up ;)

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So am I correct? 1 out of 4 cards works? Not good I'd say....

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Ordered one on Saturday, arrived today. (Wednesday). Plugged the card into the USB adapter and into the laptop and it was recognised immediately. Swapped the 512Mb card, copied to the hard disk, swapped the 2Gb card, copied back. All works OK.

Now have TT5, music and 4 DVD rips (using lathe) on the card! Amazing.

Booting time and everything else seems unaffected.

Happy customer.

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Sadly I'm waiting a refund for mine. Just couldn't get it to work at all.

Should come through any day now.

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Hi i found so many sites through froogle selling the same thing for about £20-£30 cheaper... whats going on?

Edited by Kieron, 28 February 2006 - 05:40 PM.

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It's called the free market, dude ! :)

I imagine MobyMemory will eventually adjust their prices to suit the market but did you check that the other sites actually have them in stock ? Are you comparing prices brand-by-brand ? Postage costs ? Location & delivery times ?
All this can make a difference.

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I don't know about to the US, but I got a 2GB 60x miniSD card from flashman off ebay. Total cost to the UK was £78! Works just fine (HTC Wizard running WM5) - you see all 2GB

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Just thought I ought to mention that some cards do need to be formatted as FAT16

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SanDisk 2GB works fine in my i-mate SP5m.

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