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  1. rob the plumber

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    I just installed a 16 gig Sandisk SD card in my EVO. Now when I try to take a picture it shows an error along the lines of insufficient privilege to SD card. When I go into Settings>SD card and storage it shows no total or available memory. I then select "unmount SD card" then reboot the phone and it seems to work for a while, Show the available memory, then go back to the same problem.

    Any ideas?
     

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    Did you format the card?
     
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    At first, no. I then formatted the card via the phone. The funny thing is that none of the media on the card disappeared after the format.
     
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    It formatted fine just a minute ago. Thanks
     
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    And......after a while of working flawlessly, it goes back to the same old crap! "unable to save file to sd card due to insufficient file permissions" A reboot of the phone fixes it for a little while, then it won't access the SD card again. I googled the error message and it is a very popular error For Android phones. nobody seems to have a fix.
     
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    Is there any chance your card is counterfeit? There's been a rash of those from eBay out there that are alleged SanDisks; run a search (plus they tell you how to determine if so).
     
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    i did order sandisk mirco sd 32gb cost $18.53 in china by ebay.. few days ago..
     
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    I'm gonna bet this ain't gonna end well ... run a search; a lot of those Chinese counterfitters are taking 4G/8G cards and dicking around with the config info to make 'em look like 32GB cards, but once you cross the real storage limit, you'll start trashing your data.

    There's a program out there (for the PC, IIRC) that'll test the cards for you, so try that before putting them into your phone, lest you lose all your data.

    It's a serious case of Caveat Emptor, as you gotta figure that even coming from China, a card that retails for no less than ~$170 anywhere won't be legit for $20 ...!
     
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