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Support SD Card no longer detected

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by michaelwaite, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. michaelwaite

    michaelwaite Member
    Thread Starter

    Jun 12, 2010
    There has been talk in the Desire forum of the fault where the SD card will no longer be detected by the phone. It will suggest reformatting. But resetting phone or reinserting card is often the required action to take.

    I have not heard of anyone else having this problem on the Hero (1.5) but it is driving me bonkers. The shipped 2Gb card worked ok. A new 4Gb had this problem. I have send this one card back to ScanDisk. The second 4Gb card eventually corrupted so badly it will no longer reformat. And the third 4Gb card will not remain recognised for more than a few minutes. Making the phone unusable.

    I am wondering if any other Hero users have experienced this.

    I do not know for sure if this is a HTC issue a card issue or and Android issue.


  2. ticho

    ticho Well-Known Member

    Oct 15, 2009
    Do these cards work in another phone, or a card reader? If so, your Hero might have a faulty card slot - perhaps too low-powered, or with a hardware defect.
  3. harlequin1963

    harlequin1963 Member

    Dec 13, 2009
    IT / AV Support ( Education )
    Whisky Capital , Scotland
    My 8GB card was exhibiting same problem , after orange update.
    Astro reads the card fine ( as did a card reader ) , but some apps cannot see it.
    Removed card , re-inserted , and after a reboot it is working , but i wonder whether it will fail after x hours.
  4. seymour71

    seymour71 Active Member

    Mar 8, 2010
    My Hero did indeed have a faulty sd card slot, wouldn't read any card at all. It started off ok, then one morning it just said 'sd card removed'; when it hadn't been. It had to go back to T Mobile to be repaired.
  5. michaelwaite

    michaelwaite Member
    Thread Starter

    Jun 12, 2010
    I have made some progress on this issue.

    I needed to factory reset my phone (to fix a broken wifi) and so made list of all my fav apps. Then reinstalled them.

    As soon as I started installing the text-to-speech engines (google extended and also the pico extra voices) the SD card would fail or become faulty very soon.

    So I carried out another factory reset and did not install any of the text-to-speech apps.

    The phone has since been stable for quite a few days with only about three occasions when the SD card was no longer recognised. One while installing a collings french-english dictionary, the second while installing a number of books and the third while uploading a few MB of podcasts into Carcast.

    Each of these occasions required a significant amount of SD card access.

    So either there is something deeply wrong with some Android card access code or a hardware fault.
    But I note that this issue is reported in the Desire forum as well. I assume the desire has completely different hardware from the Hero.

    What to do next? I will wait for the 3UK 2.1 update and then take stock.

  6. Slug

    Slug Check six!

    Aug 1, 2009
    Mobile phone retail
    Inverness, UK
    May I suggest that you do no such thing? Your issue is with the Desire HD so any posts should be made there. If you feel it affects other devices then simply post a link to the original thread in the Desire HD forum, rather than spamming multiple forums with the same post which is considered spamming and is frowned upon.

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