Tips Warning: Charging By USB

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by v01rider, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. v01rider

    v01rider Well-Known Member
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    make sure to right mouse click and eject before just unplugging the usb cord. i corrupted my micro sd by doing this over and over. i had to put the sd into a digi cam and format it before win7, win xp, or the evo could see it. luckily i had my sd backed-up to my laptop hard drive.

    2 lessons learned
    1) safely remove the evo
    2) backup my sd
     

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  2. h0odlam

    h0odlam Well-Known Member
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    i normally use the unmount option on my phone first. its been fine.
     
  3. v01rider

    v01rider Well-Known Member
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    good call ^

    i know better. but, lesson learned.
     
  4. rican408

    rican408 Well-Known Member
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    But if u set it to charge only u should be good right?
     
  5. v01rider

    v01rider Well-Known Member
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    i would think so. my problem was i was using it as a disk drive xfering files and music.
     
  6. htcevolee

    htcevolee Well-Known Member
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    I always use charge mode only.
     
  7. imarketu

    imarketu New Member
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    When I had my BlackBerry and would just pull the cord out it would always mess up my contacts.

    The charge only mode is a great function of the Evo. I love this phone!
     
  8. way2success

    way2success Well-Known Member
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    Thanks for the heads up, appreciate it! Every time I connect my EVO to the computer it chooses charge only option by default and while transferring files I change it to Disk Drive. Although before unplugging the EVO I change it back to Charge Only, that should take care of any corruption issues right? I don't eject or do anything else on the computer though. Any thoughts?
     
  9. v01rider

    v01rider Well-Known Member
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    i think thats a good option, to change back to charge only. but remember to do it, just like i have to remember to remove it safely!! :cool:
     
  10. thelobster

    thelobster Well-Known Member
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    where is the unmount feature? feel like such a moron asking for it...
     
  11. v01rider

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    down by the clock on the task bar (windows, im using win7) there should be an option to safely remove hardware.
    click on it.
    [​IMG]

    a new screen will open, then just right click on your device and choose safely remove.
    [​IMG]
     
  12. thelobster

    thelobster Well-Known Member
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    thanks! but i meant on the phone.

    someone mentinoed there is an unmount feature on the phone.
     
  13. mcl1981

    mcl1981 Well-Known Member
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    Since the inception of USB based removable storage, I don't think I have ever actually done the "safely remove" procedure for anything (flash drives, cameras, phones, etc). Never corrupted anything either.

    Now that I've said that, I'm sure I'll wreck something later today.
     
  14. talz13

    talz13 Well-Known Member
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    And please, for the love of god, use the single left click method of safely removing the drive. It pains me when people double click the icon, wait for the 'safely remove hardware' window to show up, identify their drive by the weird names it uses in there ('USB Mass Storage Device'... good for you! what drive letter is that?), and hit "stop".

    You can just left click the removal icon and click the drive letter you want to eject. Much easier! You wouldn't believe how many times I see people doing it the long way!
     
  15. 81_

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    weird....i have mine connected to share internet...don't have any icons to remove usb devices and it doesn't show up as a drive in windows explorer. i'm running xp sp3
     
  16. SniperDroid

    SniperDroid Well-Known Member
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    I never had a problem when using my BB as mass storage device and just unplugging it. Why would this be any different?
     
  17. wrecklass

    wrecklass Well-Known Member
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    Because you have been lucky. If you don't copy stuff, or if you copy some files and then do nothing else for several minutes, the OS will clean up the buffers so you can remove the device without problem.

    Of course you can just keep counting on always being lucky and not worry about it until your luck changes ;-)

    --
    Sent from my EVO 4G with Tapatalk
     
  18. v01rider

    v01rider Well-Known Member
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    i agree. but as a help desk tech, its easier to walk people through the long way. believe it or not. its much easier.
     
  19. v01rider

    v01rider Well-Known Member
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    agreed, thats what i used to do. guess its time to get a 16g class 6 card now :D this 2g out of my old phone aint kicking it.
     
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