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By songokussm, Senior Member on 15th November 2010, 08:26 AM
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i used an adata 8gb class 6 sdcard in my focus.
when i take it out. nothing can recognize it. when i put it into my memory reader and use disk part to clear it and repartition it, the computer says no media is inserted, when it is.

i can take it out and put it back in the focus, and it works just fine. I can put in another focus and it says its the wrong sdcard for this phone.

so the sdcard works, i just need to change its format back to normal. how is that possible when windows and 3 different card readers can not detect it?

Edit: i also tried doing a windows 7 format and when the phone reset i pulled out the sdcard while the phone was off. no go.
 
 
15th November 2010, 08:34 AM |#2  
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Cant you just mount it on your card reader, then hit the Start Orb on Windows 7 then right click on Computer, choose "Manage" then choose the card and delete the partition, then you should be able to format it correctly under windows 7.
15th November 2010, 08:39 AM |#3  
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Cant you just mount it on your card reader, then hit the Start Orb on Windows 7 then right click on Computer, choose "Manage" then choose the card and delete the partition, then you should be able to format it correctly under windows 7.

I can't. the card is not detected, as stated above. windows 7 says, no media. the sdcard is 'locked'.

according to this you use the phone to unlock the card. ive tried it and it does nothing.
15th November 2010, 08:42 AM |#4  
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Even using the method i told you it doesnt show up at all? Wow, thats really hardcore then.
15th November 2010, 08:54 AM |#5  
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according to this website. the phone locks the sdcard and encrypts them, so nothing else but a windows phone 7 can understand it.

however, i am currently unable to unlock it.
15th November 2010, 09:04 AM |#6  
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I hate to be the bearer of bad news...but the sd card is now a part of the phone...there's some threads going around about this. WP7, for speed and security will assimilate the SD card into the filesystem so instead of two partitions you have one continuous unit. much like raid 0 (data stripping)

Sorry bud, there isn't a way to undo this yet...eventually there will be.
15th November 2010, 09:25 AM |#7  
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I hate to be the bearer of bad news...but the sd card is now a part of the phone...there's some threads going around about this. WP7, for speed and security will assimilate the SD card into the filesystem so instead of two partitions you have one continuous unit. much like raid 0 (data stripping)

Sorry bud, there isn't a way to undo this yet...eventually there will be.

seems to be true. even using the suggested methods in the linked websites i posted, do not work.
15th November 2010, 01:07 PM |#8  
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Symbian is your answer
So I was in the same boat you are in. Nothing could read the card except for my Nokia n97 mini. It recognized the card as "locked" and prompted for a password. I bypassed the prompt and went to the file manager. From there it let me format the card and it is back to normal. See, Symbian is good for something after all!

PS: I tried the same process with an E71 and had the same successful results. All recent Symbian phones should work as it appears they can handle the encryption and password. The card is now happily back in my HTC EVO.
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15th November 2010, 01:52 PM |#9  
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So I was in the same boat you are in. Nothing could read the card except for my Nokia n97 mini. It recognized the card as "locked" and prompted for a password. I bypassed the prompt and went to the file manager. From there it let me format the card and it is back to normal. See, Symbian is good for something after all!

PS: I tried the same process with an E71 and had the same successful results. All recent Symbian phones should work as it appears they can handle the encryption and password. The card is now happily back in my HTC EVO.

WOW , good find

I just spread the word and post it on the wp7 general .
15th November 2010, 02:59 PM |#10  
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Another user reported being able to reformat these post WP7 Micro SD cards in his Windows Mobile 6.5 handset.

Can anyone try this and confirm?
15th November 2010, 05:38 PM |#11  
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Another user reported being able to reformat these post WP7 Micro SD cards in his Windows Mobile 6.5 handset.

Can anyone try this and confirm?

my hd2 can not.
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