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Oolympia 11-26-2009 02:17 PM

SDHC Memory Card problem problem
I have problem. Whenever I put my SDHC card into my Blackberry Curve (8300), it doesn't turn on. The light just turns red, but that is it.

What do I do?

NJBlackBerry 11-26-2009 02:23 PM

Take the card out.
Back up your data onto a PC.
Reformat it on a PC.

What version of the handheld OS are you running (Options / About will tell you) and what size memory card is it?

Oolympia 11-26-2009 03:58 PM

I already backed it onto my PC.

But how do I reformat it?

Also, I don't know what handheld OS I'm running. It's a 4g memory card. I have a blackberry Curve 8300.

aiharkness 11-26-2009 04:08 PM

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Options > About -> to get model and OS

Put card in card reader, select the drive letter for the card using my computer or windows explorer, right click, select format.

For card capacity vs OS compatibility ->

Oolympia 11-26-2009 04:41 PM

SO It says
Blackberry 8300
Smartphone (EDGE)
v4.5.0.81 (Platform
Cryptographic Kernel v3.8.5.32 a

How do I reformat it? Since my phone wont even turn on when I put it in. And when I put the SDHC card into the adapter into my laptop card reader, it doesn't even detect it.

Oolympia 11-26-2009 04:46 PM

And I just looked it up, my phone can apparently take up to 16g.

aiharkness 11-26-2009 04:47 PM

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By the way, you shouldn't have to format a new card, anyway. (You said you just bought it.)

Did it work for you initially, or has it been bad from the start? How about returning it to the place you bought it, for an exchange?

Oolympia 11-26-2009 04:57 PM

It has been bad from the start. :/

I'll try returning it.


aiharkness 11-26-2009 05:02 PM

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I don't know of any particlar brands that are a problem, but I would advise buying a name-brand card, and avoid buying the cheapest.

Oolympia 11-26-2009 05:04 PM

I bought a LEXAR that's a pretty good brand, no?

aiharkness 11-26-2009 05:08 PM

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I think it's not a bad choice. I'm surprised the card was bad.

Where did you buy it? Was it packaged, or loose?

Oolympia 11-29-2009 02:10 PM

i bought it at future shop in a brand new package!

aiharkness 11-29-2009 02:22 PM

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Were you able to exchange it?

Oolympia 11-30-2009 03:46 PM

i put it into my friend's computer and it was ok! it worked!

aiharkness 11-30-2009 03:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Oolympia
i put it into my friend's computer and it was ok! it worked!

But still causes a problem for your blackberry?

Did you use your friend's conputer to format the card?

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