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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kasper007, May 24, 2010.

  1. kasper007

    kasper007 Member
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    Sorry if this was posted already...Sometimes when i turn my inc off and then back on for charging, I notice that nothing on my sd card shows(pics, music, etc...) Then when i turn it off and then on again, there they are? Does this happen to anyone else, and should i be worried about it?

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  2. elrabin

    elrabin Well-Known Member

    Are you charging by wall socket or through a computer?

    If you're charging through a computer, it might be mounting the SD card on the PC while you're charging, thus making it inaccessible to the phone.
  3. kasper007

    kasper007 Member
    Thread Starter

    Im charging it by wall socket, when I turn the phone on none of my stuff is there(sometimes) then i turn off and on and there it is...it's just annoying, i just wanna make sure it's not something i have to worry about or not.
  4. 1967ls2

    1967ls2 Well-Known Member

    If you turn your phone off and then on again, the phone has to re-read everything you have stored on your SD card again. It may take a few seconds to a few minutes for it to recognize everything stored on the SD card depending on how much stuff you have on it.
  5. Rubik76

    Rubik76 Android Enthusiast

    I've had intermittent problems with the phone seeing the SD card as well. N1 Gallery, the built-in gallery, and the built-in music app sometimes can't see files on the SD card. Typically, when I leave and reopen the apps, they work again. There doesn't seem to be a rhyme or reason to it, although I am using a Lexar memory card with an internal file manager that I didn't format before installing, so that may be the problem. If it was more than a minor nuisance, I'd try formatting the card.
  6. Asterdroid

    Asterdroid Android Expert

    I noticed an issue with this, but it only happened when I tried to open any apps before the phone finished "preparing storage" on startup.
  7. kasper007

    kasper007 Member
    Thread Starter

    The fisrst time i noticed it was one morning my alarm didnt go off, and i was wondering why and when i grabbed my phone to check why the ringtone didnt play, and there was no music there so it went to silent by default. Then i started checking all my stuff and all my music and pics were gone, just not there. The only thing that was there was the stock pics and songs that come with the phone. So i turned it off and back on, and there everything was...And this was in the morning so the phone was on all night, its like the sd card just jumps out of the slot!?
  8. NoNoBadDog

    NoNoBadDog Member

    I have had this happen to me once as well. I charge via wall socket. I cycled the phone and all was well.
  9. Maddingo

    Maddingo Member

    What is the largest SD card we can use in the Incredible?
  10. kasper007

    kasper007 Member
    Thread Starter

    32G I think.
  11. adi

    adi Newbie

  12. ashykat

    ashykat Android Expert

    I've had this issue before. It happened a TON in my myTouch3G. I stopped having an issue when I replaced the class 2 card that came with the phone with a class 4.

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