Memory card keeps saying safe to remove?Support


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  1. Magicuk

    Magicuk Well-Known Member

    when i switch my phone on it keeps saying memory card is save to remove i then go to the settigns to mount the sd card but it wont allow me to do so is there a fix for this with out have to reformat the sd card and then have to put all the stuff back on to the sd card. i have formated the sd card before jsut incase u wannted to no any fix for this ?

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  2. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Well-Known Member


    Copying the contents to pc & reformatting the card is the only way i know that works.
  3. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer


    Sometimes when I plug my phone in, Windows asks to scan it for errors. Could this resolve the issue above too?!
  4. Magicuk

    Magicuk Well-Known Member

    how do u copy the content to the pc as when i do it it dose not let me put it back on the sd card ?
  5. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Well-Known Member

    If you are using windows 7 at all & happen to disconnect the phone before windows informs you its ok, then windows will want to scan for errors next time you connect.
    This only happens in disk drive mode.


    You either need use a card reader or select disk drive mode when you connect the phone to the pc
  6. speedycolzalez

    speedycolzalez Well-Known Member

    Next time Eject it from Windows (right click drive letter, select eject) before unplugging it. That'll solve it.
  7. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    Errr... Sorry I don't think I was clear. I know why it happens and what to do. I'm a Desktop Engineer ;)

    I was just wondering if the scan can be provoked, it could resolve the OP's issue
  8. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Well-Known Member

    That's a good line of thought if it can be provoked, may provide an easy way to get out of having to format too.
  9. Magicuk

    Magicuk Well-Known Member

    is there any way to stop this problem in future as this is the 3rd time it has happend now it is starting to piss me off any way to stop this
  10. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Well-Known Member


    You may find it could be a temperamental sd card you have, in which case you have been unlucky & need a new one.
  11. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    What card is it? If it's the Samsung supplied, its not a very reliable card. I have read many threads here where owners have had issues with it.
  12. speedycolzalez

    speedycolzalez Well-Known Member

    And I'm an IT Consultant. Of course I'm going to tell you what you already know :p :D

    Seriously, I was only giving my experience. When I had this problem, ejecting it stopped it happening next time I connected.
  13. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    hahaha.


    I just scan it. Always best to be safe than sorry.

    Are you a contractor then?
  14. Magicuk

    Magicuk Well-Known Member

    it is a sanddisk one that vodafone let me have with the phone it is 16gb
  15. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    Ok. probably easiest plug your phone into PC, select disk drive in notification area. Open the drive in my computer and copy the contents to a folder named SDCARD onyour pc desktop or something.

    Select charge only in notification area and unplug the phone.

    Then go Menu>Settings>Sd card and phone storage

    Unmount the card and format it.

    Then when complete, mount the card.

    Plug the phone in, Select disk drive in notification area and copy the contents Inside your SDCARD folder back to the card.

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