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Old 08-05-2008, 09:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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After three failed Curve 8310 handsets under warranty, I told AT&T to just send me a new Pearl 8110. It should arrive today. I desired the larger keyboard and screen, but I want something that works.

Question #1: Can I take my 4GB Memory Card out of my Curve 8310 and use it in my arriving Pearl 8110 w/o having to reformat it?

Question #2: If I must reformat it, do I save my data via DM first and, if so, how do I do that?

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1. You should NOT have to reformat your 4GB card to make it work on your Pearl...as long as the Pearl OS supports that size card.

Read this link for more info.. What type and size Media Card can I use in my device? - BlackBerryFAQ

2. When you plug your Blackberry into your computer, you should be able to have it go into "Mass Storage Mode". That will make it look like another drive to your computer. Just copy the files off using Windows Explorer to a Folder on your computer.
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Your card should work in the Pearl, just put it in and make sure. It'll be obvious if you can see the videos, etc.
The keys on the Pearl are actually quite a bit larger than the Curve, I find it easier to type on. The downside is that there are fewer keys (Suretype).
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i am about to get a new card microsd card myself. when i insert the card and turn on the black berry, will it prompt me to format it? or i have to do it certain way?
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There is one thing you should keep in mind: If your card was formatted at a pre-4.5 OS release, and your new device is 4.5 or above, you very well may need to reformat it. There are some issues causing problems originating with the media cards formatted on pre 4.5 devices. I believe the thumbnail file built by the berry has a problem.

You should connect your device to your PC and enable mass storage. Then copy off all data to your PC. You should then be able to reformat the card and copy your data back

** Note: Do not copy the thumbnail files back, as those may continue to give you grief. Those will be rebuilt when the pictures are viewed again.
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My new 8110 arrived today, replacing three defective 8310 handsets. The new device received my 4GB card w/o formatting. Thank you for the replies.

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