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Old 06-09-2008, 04:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by alvin_a_garcia View Post
I have not yet tried reformatting the SD card completely. In fact, I never formatted it originally -- I just inserted it into my phone. I'll give this a try, but I wonder why I can properly access the files when the card is mounted as a Mass Storage Device under MS Windows, but not when it's mounted as a Mass Storage Device under Linux.
Stranger things have happened. Back when I used the S60 (Nokia) devices this was a common problem, sometimes things would just get mangled on the SD card (and sometimes they'd be 100% fine). Usually the answer to the problem was one of two things:

1) reformat the SD card from the phone itself. Theory: mass formatting at a factory used some sort of non-standard method that was off a bit.

2) replace SD card. Theory: SD card is either a cheap knockoff/counterfeit and/or has non-spec electronics in it that barely work under Windows and maybe not other standards-compliant OSes (Mac, FreeBSD, etc.).

So just test #1 out, easy to do and quick to find out if it works...
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