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Old 11-29-2007, 02:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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First off, love the new Pearl! I'm thrilled with this phone... except I'm having a problem...

-I'm running Mac OS X Leopard
-I bought a 4G Sandisk microSDHC card
-Formatted card in the phone, phone recognizes & writes to it perfectly
-I can write to the phone via Bluetooth push/pull

When I connect the phone to the computer via USB, it prompts to enable Mass Storage Mode. I select "Yes," and for about 3 seconds everything seems to be working fine...

...I see the drive come up in my Disk Utility
...and then the Blackberry RESTARTS!

This is a HARD restart - takes a good minute (with hourglass) at least for the phone to turn all the way back on. If I leave it connected via USB, it prompts me at startup to enable Mass Storage, and the process repeats itself.

I have tried removing the battery of the phone to no avail.

Any sage suggestions?
Your help would be much appreciated!
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I'm having the exact same problem. Anyone with Leopard successfully getting USB Mass storage to work?
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Try to enable the mass storage mode without the phone hooked to the computer through the options menu.
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Thanks, but that just causes the phone to reboot just the same. It's a problem with Leopard I think. I am able to connect just fine using Win XP in VMWare, so it's not hardware or a phone setting.

Maybe I'll give the Telus OS a shot and see if it makes any difference...I wanted to install it regardless.

I'll report back if there are any changes.
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There have been a few fixes from the Telus O.S. I loaded it on the other day.
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Still no USB Mass Storage on Leopard with the Telus OS. This is definitely a OS X 10.5 problem. Not a huge deal since I have VMWare, but still slightly annoying.
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this is frustrating. maybe put a request in with Apple? I want to put some music and videos on the phone, but bluetooth push is way to cumbersome.

I also can't get the card to mount to my Mac. Using an adapter with a card reader on my monitor- hard to troubleshoot and figure out what's really the problem (the adapter? the reader? the computer?). The reader works fine with CF cards so I don't think it's that.
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Picked up my 8130 yesterday and have this exact problem. Might very well be a Leopard issue. I've read that formatting as FAT32 under Windows might help. Haven't tried it yet.

UPDATE:

I formatted as FAT32 under Windows and then tried it on my mac. After about 20 seconds, the drive appeared! I checked the console log and there were some I/O errors, but everything seems to work fine now.

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