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    4GB Micro SD Card - cannot be seen by Pearl

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    Hi there,

    I have just bought a Sandisk 4GB sd card. When put in adapter on PC and formated (FAT32 is only option) then it formats. I have copied everything from old 128mb card . All looks lovely on PC.

    Put card into Pearl - pearl says i do not have a memory card in machine. It is installed properly and seems ok. I cannot format it via pearl (as pearl does not see it!!)

    what am i doing wrong?

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    Re: 4GB Micro SD Card - cannot be seen by Pearl

    What version of the BB OS are you running?

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    Re: 4GB Micro SD Card - cannot be seen by Pearl

    Hi Sue and welcome to the stacks!

    Indeed the pearl will not be able to use the card until you can format it with your 8100. Once we do that we can set you up to easily transfer your old items...

    Try this...OPTIONS>ADVANCED>MEDIA CARD

    Is support set to ON?
    Is Mass Storage enabled?
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    Re: 4GB Micro SD Card - cannot be seen by Pearl

    Welcome to Pinstack Sue! Good luck on you 4GB! I use one myself.
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    Re: 4GB Micro SD Card - cannot be seen by Pearl

    you need to use the os found on the 8130 to use that card

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    Re: 4GB Micro SD Card - cannot be seen by Pearl

    Quote Originally Posted by tafaghodi View Post
    you need to use the os found on the 8130 to use that card
    You cannot use the 8130 OS (CDMA) on an 8100 (GSM)
    but I believe there are many newer 8100 OS's that support the larger cards.
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    Re: 4GB Micro SD Card - cannot be seen by Pearl

    Blimey - you are all talking about stuff that is beyond me. I cannot format it as pearl does not see it. I am not sure which operating sysmte i am on - i look at otpins>about and it says loads of stuff. i think its 4.2.1.101 (does that sound about right)? Ho wthe heck does one upgrade the OS?

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    Re: 4GB Micro SD Card - cannot be seen by Pearl

    forgot to say mass storage is enabled - i can see it on pc

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    Re: 4GB Micro SD Card - cannot be seen by Pearl

    Quote Originally Posted by opalset View Post
    ..I am not sure which operating sysmte i am on - i look at otpins>about and it says loads of stuff. i think its 4.2.1.101 (does that sound about right)? How the heck does one upgrade the OS?
    Yep, that is how you check the version. Another way is you can create a new message (email, or pin message) and type myver then hit space after... it will convert "myver" to device\OS_version

    That sounds like it could be your version.

    Quote Originally Posted by opalset View Post
    forgot to say mass storage is enabled - i can see it on pc
    So when you plug the BB into the computer, the mass storage comes up and you see the new drive letter in My Computer? Will it let you browse that drive, or add files?
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    Re: 4GB Micro SD Card - cannot be seen by Pearl

    i can add files play the music do anything - even makes tea (nly joking) all is well on PC - but nada on bb i ave just downladed 8100M_PBr4.2.1_rel148_PL2.3.0.77_A4.2.1.94_Vodafon e_UK.exe which I think is the latest OS - no idea what to do with it yet but I am learning fast....

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    Re: 4GB Micro SD Card - cannot be seen by Pearl

    Sue,

    Sorry - lets take it one step at a time!

    I would not worry about your OS just yet. You said you are replacing a 128 card, correct? Does the BB work correctly with that card?

    Please go to OPTIONS>ADVANCED>MEDIA CARD and post back all of the settings there.
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    Smile Re: 4GB Micro SD Card - cannot be seen by Pearl

    Following a steep learning curve and a late night, i am now a very happy BB user.

    I downloaded the OS, installed it on the BB and joy of joys it recognised the 4gb card.

    I have downloaded my music, plugged in the headphones and ignored the rest of the family as I am a happy (but tired) bunny

    thanks to all those that took the time and effort to help mI am now using OS 4.2.1.94 and all is well

    THANKS

    sue

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    Smile Re: 4GB Micro SD Card - cannot be seen by Pearl

    Thank you to everyone who tried to help me solve the great mystery of the unseen 4gb card.

    I upraded the OS (now on 4.2.1.94) which was a massive learning curve and a very late night for me

    BB is now a happy machine and it recognised the new 4GB card and all is well in my world.

    THANK YOU ALL

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