Support Issue: Dismount/disappearing defect in the Included 8GB MicroSD?

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  1. IOWA

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    Probably bad sd cards. Happens more than you think. Also, could be 100% user error as well.

    Tapatalk. Samsung Moment. Yep.
     

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  2. SirSlayer

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    Comment not was not for this thread.
     
  3. Bek

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    There's several of us, and I'm not using ATK.

    Try again.
     
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  4. Caloy

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    The issue posted on other threads. :D
     
  5. cary328is

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    Bek -

    Just out of curiousity, do you have another SD card you can compare the problematic one with? I don't have any but I was wondering if some manufacturers are using a more flimsy thin plastic than other brands. I'm also wondering if the contacts are raised enough to keep in constant contact with the pins.

    Thanks
     
  6. Lloyd50

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    Ok guys. I had my girls 1gig Sd in and had no issues. I just went out and picked up a new 8gig sd. So far no issues out of the new 8 gig sd that I purchased. Will report back with the status of my 8 gig sd that I'm using now.
     
  7. Bek

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    Good news for now -

    I used the SD Formatter Tool linked to earlier, and fully formatted the SD card. Took my system about 30 minutes to do. Since then, I've reloaded 2 gigs worth of photos and MP3s, and have not been able to reproduce the failure again.

    Hopefully that did the trick. To the others who have been having issues, back up your files then try it as well. Hope this sticks!

    Unfortunately, I do not have another card. My 16gb card is en route from Amazon and should be here Monday or Tuesday.

    I had added some scotch tape to act as a shim, to ensure that there is constant contact.
     
  8. SirSlayer

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    AAAAhhhh i see now....yea not an issue for me I have my own 16GB card that have all my apps and stuff already waiting for the EVO....Have used it in 2 other android phones and works great. That would suck if the stock card has issues but I am sure sprint or BB will replace it and its certainly shouldn't be a deal breaker or cause to worry.
     
  9. h2_hummer

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    OK, so this is getting worst. At first it was just a one time thing. Tonight it happened about 5 out of 10 times I tried to use the camera. Sometimes turning it off and back on would fix it. Sometimes I had to remove the battery. Once I had to remove the card.

    Could someone tell me what folders I need to copy to keep what I already have on the card? I have a new 16GB card that I can switch to. Should I format it in the EVO or use the SD Formatter that someone mentioned above?

    Thanks... C
     
  10. Bek

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    Someone in the main thread linked to an Android developer bug thread. There was an implication that this could be OS based, but the thread itself is inconclusive.

    I'm thinking/hoping a solid, zero'd out reformatting will do the trick for me.
     
  11. Bek

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    The only folder I pulled off was the DCIM folder, which contains your camera photos, and the media folders I put there myself.
     
  12. Archon810

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  14. theone29

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    Ahh, you beat me to it. My Google Alerts just delivered the same news you just posted.

    There is probably be a recall with a swapout.
     
  15. Rob_A

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    if it was OS based, wouldn't it be happening on ALOT more Evos? Unless it was a certain app or setting that caused the SD card to become unreadable.

    I'm still going with the "Bad SD Card" theory. I wonder who makes the Micro SD cards that Sprint is including in the Evo.
     
  16. Bek

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    Sandisk - so not a crap manufacturer.
     
  17. Rob_A

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    Thanks, I didn't know what brand they were using.
     
  18. twospirits

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    I've had sd card issues with my WinMo phones but have yet to have one with my Heros or my sisters Moment.

    TS
     
  19. wase4711

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    is there a sd formatter program you can use on a mac?

    thanks
     
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  20. neodorian

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    You would be surprised how many low quality cards get passed off as brand name and sold to major retailers.

    On MicroSD Problems bunnie's blog

    Kind of a long read... tl;dr version: Chumby maker ordered a ton of MicroSD cards only to find many were defective, leads to investigation into seamy world of grey market MicroSD cards and late night factory "ghost runs".
     
  21. koolhand79

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    I've never had any issues with my SD card in my hero or my Evo. Both have worked great. And I uae ATK.
     
  22. aldo

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    Just got the error again. So the SD Formatter doesn't seem to do the trick. Will try another 8GB SD card I have here that I used with my old Nexus One.

    Edit: This card seems to work fine. It was also formatted with SD Formatter and I tried everything to get the no permissions error to come up and nothing. Looks like a hardware issue?
     
  23. Aridon

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    I think odds are good we see an update at release or right after
     
  24. Archon810

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    Thanks :-] - I'm the founder, yeah.
     
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  25. twospirits

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    With all due respect to the OP, I am renaming the thread from:
    "EVO 4G owners: Do you have the same dismount/disappearing SD card problems?"
    to
    "Issue: Dismount/disappearing defect in the Included 8GB MicroSD?"

    also added the thread to the "All Forum Links" thread.

    TS
     
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