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Topic # 6292 13-Jan-2006 14:55
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Hi,

After throwing away my 6255, Ive brought (after a deal with Telecon) a 6265.

The 6265 comes standard with a 64Mb Mini Sd card. This not being enough, Ive just gone out and brought a 512Mb card.

But my phone isnt recognising it.

I go to menu > settings > phone > memory status (just like the little book tells me) and the card icon appears, with the word "unformatted" next to it.

The card doesnt show up under menu > Gallery, like the old 64Mb one did and I cant assign the camera to store photos on the card as the card doesnt appear as a 'folder' option.

Anyone know how I format the card so the phone will recognise it?...

OR, am I limited to only a 64Mb card in such a cool phone!!

HEEEEELLLLLLPPPPP!!!!

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  Reply # 26357 13-Jan-2006 15:20
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You may need to plug it into a PC and perform a format there. I think you just right click it in My Computer and there is a format option. I think I'm not 100% sure but worth a try.




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  Reply # 26358 13-Jan-2006 15:58
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Tried the above (Formated it as a FAT system, as that what what the origional Nokia one was) and it didnt work. Phone stioll says its "(unformatted)" Then formatted it as a FAT32 - Same deal. Phone still doesnt like it. Looked at the properties of the Nokia 64Mb card, looks the same, nothing weird or strange at all.

Spoke to Telecom - They were useless and had no idea. According to them, it *should* work as the phone will take up to 1Gb Mini Sd card.

Spoke to Nokia 0800 careline - They were useless and had no idea. According to them, it *should* work as the phone will take up to 1Gb Mini Sd card. HOWEVER, they did say that maybe I should have brought a Nokia Mini Sd card. They also said *maybe* that some Mini Sd cards just wont work with the 6265. They suggested I take it into a Telecom shop (Shudders)

Looked at the little manual - Tells me how to install the card, tells me how to check card memory status. - DOESNT tell me that only certain cards will work. Doesnt tell me that X size is the maximum card. Tells me bugger all really.

Looked at Nokia.co.nz (nokia-asia.com mirror) - Tells me that I can use up to 1 Gb card in the phone. Doesnt tell me anything about any type or make of card compatability, just that it will take expandable media Mini SD card up to 1 Gb in size.

After all the problems I have had with my old phone, (6255) and now this, Im starting to think Telecom are even more useless than I origionally thought.

Anyone got any other ideas?

(P.S.) - Im doing this so others with 6265's dont do the same thing I have done!)

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Reply # 26359 13-Jan-2006 16:28
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Do you have (or now someone) a digital camera which accepts SD cards? All mini SD come with a SD adapter - try formatting this in the camera and see if it works.

There are no "special" mini SD - the Nokia will work, as well as any other one, since this is standard - unlike the MMC with different voltages, etc...







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  Reply # 26361 13-Jan-2006 16:49
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freitasm: Do you have (or now someone) a digital camera which accepts SD cards? All mini SD come with a SD adapter - try formatting this in the camera and see if it works.

There are no "special" mini SD - the Nokia will work, as well as any other one, since this is standard - unlike the MMC with different voltages, etc...



Thought of that one as well.

Put it in my Pentax Optio S, and formated the card. - Checked it on PC, shows the DCIM folder on the card, so its formatted ok.

Put it in the phone....

NOPE. Same deal. - Phone knows its there, but says its unformatted, and it wont let me allocate it as a storage folder etc.

Sigh....

The Mini Sd card seems to be fine. I cant see any issues with it - Its working in my PC and also my camera. Its just that the phone thinks its not formatted... even though I have done so via both the PC and the camera!

Other issue is, will the shop take it back now that its out of the sealed package!?!? They arent cheap little suckers, so ill be pretty pissed off if Ive brought it and its useless to me and I cant return it... Its not heavy enough to use as a paper weight!

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  Reply # 26362 13-Jan-2006 16:52
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are you sure that the phone doesnt have a format storage option in the menus someplace?




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  Reply # 26363 13-Jan-2006 16:53
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You could take it back to the place you brought it from and ask to exchange it since it doesnt work, make they give you one that works. Try different brands if you have to.

Edit: the 6255 has an option to format the card

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  Reply # 26364 13-Jan-2006 16:56
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Will it read the card that came with the phone?
I got my 6265 last night and I got a 1gb Kingston mini-SD card and it reads it perfectly fine.
If not reading any card you put in it, would suggest asking telecom to swap the phone for you.

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  Reply # 26365 13-Jan-2006 17:00
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DjShadow: If not reading any card you put in it, would suggest asking telecom to swap the phone for you.


If you're really lucky they will give you a BS excuse about having to send it away for repairs. Try getting a card that works first, its guaranteed to cause less stress than trying to get your phone replaced.

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  Reply # 26366 13-Jan-2006 17:06
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All the new GSM Nokias require dual voltate cards an di am guessing the same may be true for new CDMA handsets. Have you checked your card is dual voltage?



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  Reply # 26367 13-Jan-2006 17:11
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Morbid1: are you sure that the phone doesnt have a format storage option in the menus someplace?


Ive had a good look but cant find it.

Its possible that its hidden somewhere in some obscure menu... Ill keep looking but its doesnt look promising.



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  Reply # 26368 13-Jan-2006 17:15
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DjShadow: Will it read the card that came with the phone?
I got my 6265 last night and I got a 1gb Kingston mini-SD card and it reads it perfectly fine.
If not reading any card you put in it, would suggest asking telecom to swap the phone for you.


Yeah, Its reading the Nokia card that came with it fine.

As for asking Telecom to swap the phone out... Eeeeekkk, I did that with the 6255, took me 7 months. They finally did it, but hell, its wasnt easy.

I had the 6255, and as well all know that is a biatch phone, took it back the day after I got it with problems. 7 months complaining later, I got in touch with the Stores Manager (like the manager of all stores) and after 5 days negotiating, settles on a new 6265 and I give them $300.00 Im feeling a litle ripped off right now.

Maybe Im just cursed. I also used to have a Kyocera 7135... one of the first ones out. Thats what I get for being an "early adopter" I suppose.



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  Reply # 26369 13-Jan-2006 17:18
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sbiddle: All the new GSM Nokias require dual voltate cards an di am guessing the same may be true for new CDMA handsets. Have you checked your card is dual voltage?


Nope. How do I do that?

The card I have is an Imation. Certainly not the "best" but Ive used there other stuff before without any problems.

I just cant work out, why the card works in my PC and camera fine, (which shows theres nothing wrong with the card) but the phone hates it for some reason!

(Is this you Steve? - I think I may know you from another place ????)



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  Reply # 26370 13-Jan-2006 17:19
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brad05:
DjShadow: If not reading any card you put in it, would suggest asking telecom to swap the phone for you.


If you're really lucky they will give you a BS excuse about having to send it away for repairs. Try getting a card that works first, its guaranteed to cause less stress than trying to get your phone replaced.


I feel you are speaking from experiance



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  Reply # 26373 13-Jan-2006 17:57
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Ok, I have found an option to format the card.
Menu > Gallery > Card > Options > Format

Problem is, the phone wont recognise the card in the first place (I did the above with the old card) so it snt showing up under the Gallery.

Sigh.

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Reply # 26374 13-Jan-2006 18:06
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Time to try an exchange for another card, and if it works then it's a brand problem, if not then it might be a phone problem.





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