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Is FAT32 the best to fix errors?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Eradik, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. Eradik

    Eradik Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Mar 29, 2010
    So the original sd card I got with my MyTouch 3g 3.5mm kept unmounted itself after anywhere from a few hours to half a day. I had to reboot the phone to get it to recognize it again. So today I bought a new San disk 4gb card and put it in, and it ended up doing the same thing.

    I don't own a card reader to format it to Fat32, so before I spend the time troubleshooting rather than exchange the phone, could this really be the issue? I've seen it recommended on here before, I guess I just don't know why it world make a difference. Doesn't the mytouch format it to its own format when you turn it on and it says "preparing sd card"?

    (Edit: When I mount the device, in My Computer it shows it as Fat32 already... so I don't know what to do)

    Thanks everyone,



  2. orfireeagle

    orfireeagle Lurker

    Mar 7, 2010
    call center agent
    Molalla, OR
    I know you can format your SD card using the phone when going into settings > SD card & storage then unmount SD card, then Format SD card, hope that helps you
  3. jfritzs2

    jfritzs2 Android Enthusiast

    You can format with your phone plugged in with the regular cord to the computer. Mount your phone, and from your computer format your SD card by right clicking on the SD and just selecting format, make sure its FAT32, this is by way of Windows. But this should help, if it doesn't buy a new SD card - I'd suggest 8GB class 6 or 16GB if you feel like it. 8GBs are around $20, not too much and easy to swing. Here are some examples Toprams are cheaper, and Transcend a bit more than $20, but better quality.

    If formatting by way of your computer or by way of your phone doesn't work, then I would get a new card, if the problem persists, take it to Tmobile and they will replace it for sure!

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