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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by offthecha1n, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. offthecha1n

    offthecha1n Member
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    My 1st behold 2 keep showing "preparing sdcard" and would reset all my ringtones/message alerts back to stock...twice a day. i swapped out phones and it did it again. swapped out memory cards and it was good for a week but it just did it today? anyone else having this problem

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  2. jazzedmurf

    jazzedmurf Member

    I've read about others having mounting/unmounting issues, but I've been lucky enough to not experience any of these. Today, however, I quickly glanced at my phone and for a second or two saw a notification that said "Preparing SD Card." It didn't do anything to my phone--no ringtones/notifications were changed--so I don't know what it means.

  3. defiantbeast

    defiantbeast Well-Known Member

    This is the exact problem that ive been having with my sd card and phone. ive already swapped phones for a new one and even got a new sd card and the problem persist. Mine went as far as to say that the sd card was unreadable, and suggested that i format it. Im curious what size card do you have in your phone. i have a 16gb sd card with about 6gb of info on it
  4. llBIGDll

    llBIGDll Lurker

    im also having that problem too not really sure what to do
  5. offthecha1n

    offthecha1n Member
    Thread Starter

    I had a 2gb sd card at first, then swapped phones. Then they gave me a 4gb sdcard and it took a week to start doing it again. i have also noticed it as powered down and back on again a few times.
    It is a phone glitch as its brand new some probaly have a bug in them, unless they just made a bad batch of sd cards but then way more people would have that problem with different phones.
    Next time it does it im calling tmobile, as ive already swapped phones and sdcards other than switchimg to a different phone(which i dont) I dont what to do
  6. defiantbeast

    defiantbeast Well-Known Member

    im not sure what to do either. I really like everything about the behold 2, at this point its a minor iritation, jus like not being able to disable messaging app. I just keep a backup of my sd card on my lap top, Im sure its something that can be fixed with a software update.
  7. bwilliams

    bwilliams Newbie

    I got rid of mine, it was reseting the memory card at random, and from what I understand its a usb bug in the OS, dont quote me on that, its 3rd party info. i've never seen it on other phones, but its supposed to be fixored in 1.6. I talked to Samsung 3rd level, they didnt have a clue.

    My behold 2 reset much less frequently with a card other than sandisk in it.

    I tried a class 6 transcend 4gb and I never noticed a reset.
  8. y2korean

    y2korean Lurker

    Hello. Brand new to Android forums. I came looking for advice on this exact issue. So far my SD card has been de-/re-mounting once or twice a day. Inexplicably, my ringtone does not reset, just my message tone. At first I thought it was due to it being a short mp3 I made, so I remade it and saved as a wav this time. Didn't help. It is a sanDisk, and someone said they didn't have a problem when they switched brands of SD cards. Has anyone else tried switching brands and met success? Has everyone else that's been having problems been with sandisk?
  9. defiantbeast

    defiantbeast Well-Known Member

    Mines is a sandisk 16GB card. I did read that kingston cards are not giving the same problem but i dont want to run out an buy a new card just yet. Im not sure if it would solve the problem. I did read in another thread that formating the card on your computer via fatt32 has helped, i did do a quick format on my cpu but am currently doing the slower fatt 32 formatt to see if it helps. I also talked to some tmobile reps last week that told me that this did happen on the g1 prior to the 1.6 donut update, so hopefully a 2.0 update to eclair will take care of this. early adopters always get stuck with these bugs

    UPDATE: Just fatt 32 formatted my card, ill keep everyone posted on how it works out
  10. y2korean

    y2korean Lurker

    Thanks for the update - if the fat32 works for you for 48 hours i'll test it out and post results.
  11. offthecha1n

    offthecha1n Member
    Thread Starter

    yes, please let us know
  12. defiantbeast

    defiantbeast Well-Known Member

    Well i fatt 32 formatted around 11am EST on 12/07/2009 its now 12noon the next day so far no problems
  13. defiantbeast

    defiantbeast Well-Known Member

    Formatting it didnt help, problems back.
  14. offthecha1n

    offthecha1n Member
    Thread Starter

    do we have any idea when an update will be sent out. when it does if it doesnt fix the problem Im not sure what the next step is, Does tmobile let us get a different phone( which i dont want) ?
  15. offthecha1n

    offthecha1n Member
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    Well I got on the phone with tmobile, the lady was very helpfull though she had not heard about the phone problem she was able to extend my "take back" period so I can exchage the phone at the store for the same or different one
  16. Hello everyone, I just got my Behold II and I am having the same problem. However, I did notice if I had it in mass storage mode and use a Mac (snow leopard) or Win XP, I don't have any problems.

    So it indeed might be a usb problem with Win7 and maybe vista.
  17. pacothebandit

    pacothebandit Android Enthusiast

    WOW yeah I have also seen this. All I can say is the update will be coming...when? no clue but when it does...it's going to be PEANUT BUTTA JELLY TIME!
  18. knotrkr

    knotrkr Newbie

    I had that problem but I found out that I didn't have the SD card in all the way. That metal thing where you slide the sd card into has to "snap" back down. If you don't hear or feel that snap then the copper on the back of the card isn't connecting with the phone so it don't read it. Ever since I made damn sure it snapped in right I've had zero problems. That was in my case anyway.
  19. mirandamber30

    mirandamber30 Lurker

    I have exchanged this phone 4 TIMES !! 3 of my phones have had the sd card issue. There is a setting where you can shut off the alert. So at least you dont have to hear it

    My big issue is 3 of them have shut off and when trying to power on it just sits frozen at the ANDROID screen... anyone else seen this? My current phone did it last night. (I had it less than 24 hours) And tech support did a hard reset. (Lost all my apps and everything but phone came on)

    I love this phone but may be time to get a Cliq
  20. offthecha1n

    offthecha1n Member
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    this is my 3rd phone, so far it has been a little over 24hrs and cross my finger, still ok. Is there a setting to shut off the sound when you unplug your phone from the charged, at 6 in the morn the last thing I want to here is that.
  21. y2korean

    y2korean Lurker

    Still no luck i see. Just tonight I've tried reseating the memory card and switched the USB setting off of USB mass storage. i'll let you know if i see any progress.

    also, did anyone experience this:
    i put three wav files on my sd card to use as sound msg tones. one by one they somehow became corrupted. i couldnt get them to play on the phone, and when i tried to copy them to the computer and then play those files, they wouldn't play. i had to replace them to get them to work again. anyone?
  22. In my experience, when it was broken, it was random whether it would work or not. If you are using Vista or Win 7, try using a friends PC that has XP or a mac and see if that helps.
  23. defiantbeast

    defiantbeast Well-Known Member

    I have a mac ibook g4 laptop and my desktops running vista. Ive formatted on both the mac and pc and still the problem persist.
  24. y2korean

    y2korean Lurker

    can you clarify what you mean by 'using' xp/mac/vista/7? do you mean for file management? and when you say 'when it WAS broken'. does that mean yours works now? thx
  25. Hmm I never formatted my sd card. Just used it how it came in the box.

    I was trying to transfer music to the sounds folder. When I did it on my win7 box, it would randomly unmount in the middle of the file transfer. Sometimes a file would get transferred before it unmounted, sometimes not.

    I tested on a mac and win XP machine and was able to copy a lot of music over with no problems on those.

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