shuwaz

Why cant Windows 7 see the 8GB micro SD card from my Nokia E5?

I am just getting the old E5 ready for sale, which includes replacing the 8GB micro SD card with a 4GB one. However, I cannot seem to get Windows to recognise the card. I get a tone for the normal card/drive inserted sound you get but no matter how I try (SD adapter card, USB adapter drive, etc) it will not work. However, as soon as I put the card straight back into the E5 and switch the phone, connect the cable to the PC it immediately recognises the phone and card (i.e. after I chose Mass Media mode on the phone prompt).

Why is this happening?

Most Useful Answer JanSt  Mar. 11, 2012 at 13:22

Why is this happening?

Because it's Windows? ;)

It could be a formatting issue.
Transfer all your stuff to the PC, the wipe and reformat the card. Something one should do no and again, anyway.
Let us know how that works out for you ;)

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JanSt / MOD  Mar. 11, 2012 at 13:22

Why is this happening?

Because it's Windows? ;)

It could be a formatting issue.
Transfer all your stuff to the PC, the wipe and reformat the card. Something one should do no and again, anyway.
Let us know how that works out for you ;)

shuwaz  Mar. 11, 2012 at 14:24

Why is this happening?

Because it's Windows? ;)

It could be a formatting issue.
Transfer all your stuff to the PC, the wipe and reformat the card. Something one should do no and again, anyway.
Let us know how that works out for you ;)


Tried that already.
Also, the E5 doesnt give me an option to format the card.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 11, 2012 at 14:32

Why is this happening?

Because it's Windows? ;)

It could be a formatting issue.
Transfer all your stuff to the PC, the wipe and reformat the card. Something one should do no and again, anyway.
Let us know how that works out for you ;)


No, but when you connect the E5 in mass-storage mode and the PC recognises it , then you can format via PC right-click menu.

Also: your E5 oughta let you format the card, in Settings - Storage/Memory... Are you sure you didn't miss that? It's definitely there.

Tried that already.
Also, the E5 doesnt give me an option to format the card.

shuwaz  Mar. 11, 2012 at 14:38


No, but when you connect the E5 in mass-storage mode and the PC recognises it , then you can format via PC right-click menu.

Yeah, thats how I formatted (now for the second time)

Also: your E5 oughta let you format the card, in Settings - Storage/Memory... Are you sure you didn't miss that? It's definitely there.

No such option, I used File Manager.

shuwaz  Mar. 11, 2012 at 14:52

Managed to do a format via the phone. However, no difference. The phone sees the memory card and thats it.

I noticed that windows simply recognises a device (i.e. USB adapter drive/SD adapter card), even if it is empty.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 11, 2012 at 15:37

Managed to do a format via the phone. However, no difference. The phone sees the memory card and thats it.

I noticed that windows simply recognises a device (i.e. USB adapter drive/SD adapter card), even if it is empty.


What if you connect in PC suite/sync mode? Same sh*t?

(worse, some nagging feeling I know what your problem is, but I can't get to that dusty corner of my mind o_O )

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 11, 2012 at 15:38

PS: I asume your E5 came with some free memory card (1 or 2-gig?) Does that work?

shuwaz  Mar. 11, 2012 at 15:40

What would be the point in going into PC/OVI suite mode? I've already formatted the card twice. I just need Windows to recognise it outside of the phone (i.e. via a USB or SD adapter).

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 11, 2012 at 15:52

What would be the point in going into PC/OVI suite mode? I've already formatted the card twice. I just need Windows to recognise it outside of the phone (i.e. via a USB or SD adapter).


Yes, but when you connect it in OVI mode, you can open the phone as a drive in "my Computer"...

I'm just trying to figure out what is wrong?

Also: really, then what you're saying is is: it's irrelevant that it's an E5? It's the memory card, right?

Phew... that was dificult :p ;)

shuwaz  Mar. 11, 2012 at 15:56

What would be the point in going into PC/OVI suite mode? I've already formatted the card twice. I just need Windows to recognise it outside of the phone (i.e. via a USB or SD adapter).


Yes, but when you connect it in OVI mode, you can open the phone as a drive in "my Computer"...
I can already do that (using Mass Storage mode when you connect a USB cable to the E5.)

I'm just trying to figure out what is wrong?

Also: really, then what you're saying is is: it's irrelevant that it's an E5? It's the memory card, right?
Yes.

Phew... that was dificult :p ;)

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 11, 2012 at 16:46

Then why did you mention the E5? Troll :p :)

shuwaz  Mar. 11, 2012 at 21:08

Then why did you mention the E5? Troll :p :)

Because initially I thought it was an E5 related issue.

hengsheng120  Apr. 3, 2012 at 20:52

Windows phone does not allow you to take out the sd card. It is in RAID with the phone's memory and hard encrypted. You need to low level format in a Symbian phone phone or use a unlocked WP7 phone with dev storagelocker.

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 4, 2012 at 09:35

Windows phone does not allow you to take out the sd card. It is in RAID with the phone's memory and hard encrypted. You need to low level format in a Symbian phone phone or use a unlocked WP7 phone with dev storagelocker.

WINDOWS 7 ;) Not Windows Phone 7 :p Good morning.

natthargyi  Nov. 2, 2012 at 09:09

good

natthargyi  Nov. 2, 2012 at 09:12

Tell me some solution.

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 2, 2012 at 10:32

Tell me some solution.

WHAT EXACTLY is your problem?

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