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Old 04-17-2008, 06:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So. My blackberry is having some serious trouble reading my memory card.

I have a 1 gig sandisk microsd card that I have had for over 2 years now, and it has worked perfectly with my 8130 for almost 5 months.

Recently, my phone wouldnt ring because the ringers I had selected lie on the memory card. The phone can see everything on the card by going to exlplore in the media app, but if you try to play a song, view a video, or see a pic, a blank media player or a blank picture screen pops up. I just dont understand it.

It seems to work for a bit, like 5 minutes, then all heck breaks loose and it quits.

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Old 04-17-2008, 06:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Can you back it up to your PCan reformat and try again?
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Old 04-17-2008, 06:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Tried it. Everything backed up fine, the pc can see everething and play everything fine. Reformatted through the phone, and still no dice
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Any chance you've begun to fool around with the encryption settings for your external card? This can have a negative impact on ring tones stored on your SD card, in that if your phone locks, it cannot access the contents of the SD card unattended. i.e. you need to have your phone up with your password entered. Depending on the level of protection, this can interfere with normal operations.
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I dont have any encryption according to options>media card. Plus I dont have a password enabled on the phone.

I cant play any music or anything. Not just the ringtones
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I dont have any encryption according to options>media card. Plus I dont have a password enabled on the phone.

I cant play any music or anything. Not just the ringtones
Gotcha... IF you had encryption enabled, depending on the level, it may enable your device password is all.
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ok, do the obvious, pull the battery, hold 30 seconds and reboot... try again.
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ok, do the obvious, pull the battery, hold 30 seconds and reboot... try again.
First thing I did. Didnt help any
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Okay here is an update. Its working for now... Sorta.

The pics load very slowly, which is at least kind of good. But the music says "the media is of an unsupported format" when I try to play a song
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Methinks your card is saying "Goodnight Johnny" to you. The fact that is works in your pc doesn't mean it likes it in the phone. You said it was over 2 years old. Those little contact points wear out. Time for a bigger one!
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Old 04-17-2008, 07:27 PM   #11 (permalink)
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On that note, does anyone know when the os will support over 8gb? I can get up to a 32gb card which would be awesome but not if all I could use was 8
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The 8130 will support 8gb with the 4.3 os. Options About. But I'm pretty sure the 8130 comes with 4.3.
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Well I decided to experiment a bit with my messed up memory card.

I downloaded xPlayer to see if I couldnt squeeze anything out of this thing.

So I try to play a song in the BB media player. I get the error message "the media file is of an unsupported format" or something to that effect. When played in xPlayer, the same exact file plays flawlessly.

Im thoroughly confused. I reloaded the os with no results.

Any ideas of why this would happen, or how to fix it?
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What format is the file you are trying to play?
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Just MP3
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no clue, an mp3 should work just fine, unless they are DRM (Digital Rights Managed), those won't plan in a BB. An example would an iTunes file, purchased from iTunes.
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Oh I know. They all used to work fine. Now they dont in the BB media player. They only work in xPlayer'
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the 16gb and 32gb cards arnt out yet im using an 8 gig in my 8130 right now works great. We had a customer who had a bad card and was doing the same thing yours was. We just swapped out the card and no more problems. So hope that yours is the same
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^ Yeah, I recommend getting a new media card. Or at least test with a new one.
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Old 04-21-2008, 04:44 PM   #20 (permalink)
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You can try ...
Options/Security Options/General Options ... menu 'wipe handheld' backup your data first ... may or may not help
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