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# 21168 17-Apr-2008 18:41
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Hiya, remember this from yesteryear? lol

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=40&TopicId=11901

Basically I got a Motorola V3x for free through getting a You choose 60 plan. After just under a year of use I ended up taking it in for repairs for a number of software faults, mostly because it kept on kicking me out of the menu when I was using the music and address functions, the alarm didn't work and the calendar function wasn't quite right either (weekends are not Fridays and Saturdays! lol).

(As an aside, I found shortly after I got it that the V3x is widely regarded as a POS with any kind of branded software- my friends in oz went through ten of these in a year between the three of them... just as well it was free!)

Anyhow, I got it back with the latest software and then left it in a drawer for a month as I'd moved house.

The problem I have now is that it won't recognise the 1Gb memory card I have in it at all. It will recognise a workmates 512 Mb card however. I know it is officially spec'ed for 512 cards, but it's widely known it will take 1gb, and had been doing fine with this card for the year I had it. I've tried reformatting the card to no avail, but the strange thing is that it works on my PC just fine?

Anyhow, anyone here have any tips for sorting it? I can live with buying another card, I just don't understand why it works in the PC but not the phone?!

Thanks for your help, appreciated!

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  # 125184 21-Apr-2008 01:17
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  # 125217 21-Apr-2008 09:49
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Hi
It's possible that the firmware that was uploaded when it was repaired had a difference in it WRT the cards. You should have a 90 day warranty on the phone after the repair, I'd be contacting either where you sent it away from or the repair agent (Mobilefonerepair?) and talking to them about it.

If it were me I'd ask them to send it away again and upload an earlier version of firmware so that you can use the 1GB card

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  # 125463 22-Apr-2008 00:45
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Yeah, I spoke to Motorola today- they told me to send it in for repairs again, so hopefully it would work now!  I will check any cards at the shop too- if their cards work fine on mine and my card doesn't show on theirs, then it's my card; if vv, then it's the phone...

If it is the card, I am wondering how it works on the PC but not the phone, and more importantly why it stopped working after the update?

The worry I have is that it now doesn't read 1Gb cards period, which would suck.  Yell

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  # 125484 22-Apr-2008 08:55
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SickPuppy: If it is the card, I am wondering how it works on the PC but not the phone, and more importantly why it stopped working after the update?


It shouldn't be the card. If it works on the PC, it's almost certainly fine.




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  # 125486 22-Apr-2008 08:59
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I think is a known issue with the V3x (terrible phone), a friend of mine has the same thing, only its intermittent on his phone... Let me know if they actually manage to repair it - his is under warranty so it'll be useful for him to know.




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  # 125669 22-Apr-2008 20:07
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NZTechfreak, can you provide any more info on the problem with the V3x reading cards and what the solution was?

I'm taking it in tomorrow (needed it for Trademe photos tonight! lol) and will see what they come back with.  If they tell me to foxtrot oscar, I figure I'll flash it with 3rd party software and see what happens then. 

Nokia for me next time every time!

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  # 125752 23-Apr-2008 08:04
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He has an intermittent problem, its not fixed yet (thats why I was wondering about warranty).

Why flash it with 3rd party? Surely the original Moto firmware will be better than Vodafone's? I suspect that replacing Vodafone's firmware may well fix the problem - let us know if you go down that track!




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  # 125975 23-Apr-2008 21:12
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NZtechfreak: He has an intermittent problem, its not fixed yet (thats why I was wondering about warranty).

Why flash it with 3rd party? Surely the original Moto firmware will be better than Vodafone's? I suspect that replacing Vodafone's firmware may well fix the problem - let us know if you go down that track!
When you link to the phone to the Motorola website using Motorola phone tools, it looks for what network you are linked to, and then checks whether there are any updates to that software.  When I say third party, I mean anything other than Vodafone, and TBH anything that will make it work!

From the reading I've done on the internet (always a dangerous thing lol) the V3x is pretty loved by phone modders as it is relatively easy to make it work faster, use the camera to better effect (longer recording, better definition etc).  As I said, it's always an option...

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