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Anonymous
December 23, 2004 3:18:47 PM

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Hi,
I recently bought a Dell Axim x50v. Since storage is limited I purchaged a
Kingston 512MB SD MC. However, when inserted, it isn't recognised by the
PDA. Do I need to format it first?
If so, how to format it with with my PDA?

Thanks in advance!

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Anonymous
December 23, 2004 3:18:48 PM

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Normally SD Cards do not need formatting to be seen by a PPC, however to format one you will need something like Resco's Explorer or Flash Format to do it directly from your PPC, otherwise a card reader attached to your desktop pc will also allow it to be formatted.

HTH - Dave

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Hi,
I recently bought a Dell Axim x50v. Since storage is limited I purchaged a
Kingston 512MB SD MC. However, when inserted, it isn't recognised by the
PDA. Do I need to format it first?
If so, how to format it with with my PDA?

Thanks in advance!



[microsoft.public.pocketpc]
Anonymous
December 23, 2004 10:29:13 PM

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Sjaakie Helderhorst wrote:
> Hi,
> I recently bought a Dell Axim x50v. Since storage is limited I purchaged a
> Kingston 512MB SD MC. However, when inserted, it isn't recognised by the
> PDA. Do I need to format it first?
> If so, how to format it with with my PDA?
>
> Thanks in advance!
>
>
That's a little strange since most cards come pre-formatted. Have you
tried soft-resetting your PPC in case the card did not initialise itself
upon insertion? On the rare occasion, it takes a soft-reset to kickstart
the process.

However, in the case where it is not formatted, you really have two options:
(1) If you have a card reader connected to your PC, you can stick the
card in, and it will appear as removable storage media in My Computer.
Simply right-click the drive, and click Format.
(2) If you lack a card reader, you'll need a program such as CNetX Flash
Format for your PPC to add the formatting functionality that the OS
lacks natively. Other programs that add some sort of formatting function
include Spb Pocket Plus, Resco File Explorer, StorageTools, etc.

--
Darius Wey
Pocket PC Thoughts
http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/
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Anonymous
December 23, 2004 10:29:14 PM

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"Darius Wey" <darius-nospam@pocketpcthoughts.com> schreef in bericht
news:e4e$jKO6EHA.2196@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> Sjaakie Helderhorst wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I recently bought a Dell Axim x50v. Since storage is limited I purchaged
>> a Kingston 512MB SD MC. However, when inserted, it isn't recognised by
>> the PDA. Do I need to format it first?
>> If so, how to format it with with my PDA?
>>
>> Thanks in advance!
> That's a little strange since most cards come pre-formatted. Have you
> tried soft-resetting your PPC in case the card did not initialise itself
> upon insertion? On the rare occasion, it takes a soft-reset to kickstart
> the process.

Soft resetting did do the trick, as well as flushing all of my appointments
and contacts... kinda strange.
Fortunately they are all stored at my Destop PC, have to sync them tonight.
Thanks for your support!
Anonymous
December 23, 2004 10:29:15 PM

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Haven't see the X30 but on my Dell X30 when I do a soft reset it gives me
the choice of deleting files or not. If you press the button with a small
envelope of it, the reset doesn't erase all of your contacts and
appointments.

MikeT
Anonymous
December 23, 2004 10:29:16 PM

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<miket6065@sbcglobal.net> schreef in bericht
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> Haven't see the X30 but on my Dell X30 when I do a soft reset it gives me
> the choice of deleting files or not. If you press the button with a small
> envelope of it, the reset doesn't erase all of your contacts and
> appointments.
>
> MikeT

X50v doesn't offer the choice, but I reset the device more than once without
loosing data.
Somehow this time it did...
Anonymous
December 23, 2004 10:29:17 PM

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"Sjaakie Helderhorst" <non.existant@_invalid_email.com> wrote in
message news:41cabf4a$0$136$e4fe514c@news.xs4all.nl...
| <miket6065@sbcglobal.net> schreef in bericht
| news:u48DiyO6EHA.3376@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
| > Haven't see the X30 but on my Dell X30 when I do a soft reset it
gives me
| > the choice of deleting files or not. If you press the button with
a small
| > envelope of it, the reset doesn't erase all of your contacts and
| > appointments.
| >
| > MikeT
|
| X50v doesn't offer the choice, but I reset the device more than once
without
| loosing data.
| Somehow this time it did...
|
|

Close all the applications down manually before soft resetting. That
should make sure the program files are up to date.
Anonymous
December 24, 2004 6:31:42 AM

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On a related note: After adding files to a card via card-reader, how do you
get your PPC to "refresh" it's file information about the card? For
instance: If I put a new mp3 file on the card, Windows Media Player doesn't
seem to know about it (at least not right away).

--
Bob D.

"Darius Wey" <darius-nospam@pocketpcthoughts.com> wrote in message
news:e4e$jKO6EHA.2196@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> Sjaakie Helderhorst wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I recently bought a Dell Axim x50v. Since storage is limited I purchaged
>> a Kingston 512MB SD MC. However, when inserted, it isn't recognised by
>> the PDA. Do I need to format it first?
>> If so, how to format it with with my PDA?
>>
>> Thanks in advance!
> That's a little strange since most cards come pre-formatted. Have you
> tried soft-resetting your PPC in case the card did not initialise itself
> upon insertion? On the rare occasion, it takes a soft-reset to kickstart
> the process.
>
> However, in the case where it is not formatted, you really have two
> options:
> (1) If you have a card reader connected to your PC, you can stick the card
> in, and it will appear as removable storage media in My Computer. Simply
> right-click the drive, and click Format.
> (2) If you lack a card reader, you'll need a program such as CNetX Flash
> Format for your PPC to add the formatting functionality that the OS lacks
> natively. Other programs that add some sort of formatting function include
> Spb Pocket Plus, Resco File Explorer, StorageTools, etc.
>
> --
> Darius Wey
> Pocket PC Thoughts
> http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/
Anonymous
December 24, 2004 11:56:22 AM

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On Fri, 24 Dec 2004 03:31:42 GMT, "Bob D." <bobmgtd@insightbb.com>
wrote:

>On a related note: After adding files to a card via card-reader, how do you
>get your PPC to "refresh" it's file information about the card? For
>instance: If I put a new mp3 file on the card, Windows Media Player doesn't
>seem to know about it (at least not right away).

Adding via a card reader might not work since many files have to be
converted for the PPC which happens automatically via active sync.
Anonymous
December 24, 2004 12:12:13 PM

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"alan smith" <alan@REMOVEmral.fsnet.co.uk> schreef in bericht
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>
> "Sjaakie Helderhorst" <non.existant@_invalid_email.com> wrote in
> message news:41cabf4a$0$136$e4fe514c@news.xs4all.nl...
> | <miket6065@sbcglobal.net> schreef in bericht
> | news:u48DiyO6EHA.3376@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> | > Haven't see the X30 but on my Dell X30 when I do a soft reset it
> gives me
> | > the choice of deleting files or not. If you press the button with
> a small
> | > envelope of it, the reset doesn't erase all of your contacts and
> | > appointments.
> | >
> | > MikeT
> |
> | X50v doesn't offer the choice, but I reset the device more than once
> without
> | loosing data.
> | Somehow this time it did...
> |
> |
>
> Close all the applications down manually before soft resetting. That
> should make sure the program files are up to date.
>

Thanks for the tip, I'll keep that in mind next time I go for that tiny
button on the back...
Happy holidays!
Anonymous
December 24, 2004 4:08:43 PM

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Bob D. wrote:
> On a related note: After adding files to a card via card-reader, how do you
> get your PPC to "refresh" it's file information about the card? For
> instance: If I put a new mp3 file on the card, Windows Media Player doesn't
> seem to know about it (at least not right away).
>
That's because the card has not yet been initialised. Some vendors have
released patches to fix these problems on some devices, but it still
sometimes takes a soft-reset to kickstart (on the rare occasion) or you
can simply remove your card and insert it again while your PPC is turned
on. That usually gets things going. :-)

--
Darius Wey
Pocket PC Thoughts
http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/
Anonymous
December 24, 2004 4:08:44 PM

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Reply to message from Darius Wey <darius-nospam@pocketpcthoughts.com> (Fri,
24 Dec 2004 01:08:43) about "Re: SD card needs formatting? / Refreshing?":


DW> Bob D. wrote:
>> On a related note: After adding files to a card via card-reader, how do
>> you get your PPC to "refresh" it's file information about the card? For
>> instance: If I put a new mp3 file on the card, Windows Media Player
>> doesn't seem to know about it (at least not right away).

DW> That's because the card has not yet been initialised. Some vendors
DW> have released patches to fix these problems on some devices, but it
DW> still sometimes takes a soft-reset to kickstart (on the rare occasion)
DW> or you can simply remove your card and insert it again while your PPC
DW> is turned on. That usually gets things going. :-)

No reset necessary, I simply open or refresh the storage card folder using
File Explorer, or with my preference, Total Commander.

JPinOH
Jon Porter <jporter@netwalk.com> Fri, 24 Dec 2004 13:03:36 -0400

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Anonymous
December 25, 2004 1:05:22 AM

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Mr. Elbe wrote:
> On Fri, 24 Dec 2004 03:31:42 GMT, "Bob D." <bobmgtd@insightbb.com>
> wrote:
>
> Adding via a card reader might not work since many files have to be
> converted for the PPC which happens automatically via active sync.
>

That's not entirely accurate. Regardless of what you add on the card and
what is recognised on the PPC, it should still register in File Explorer
as a bunch of files (even if they cannot be executed in the PPC). The
problem with the file information failing to refresh upon insertion is
merely attributable to the fact that the card failed to initialise
properly the first time. I've suggested ways around this in my previous
email.

--
Darius Wey
Pocket PC Thoughts
http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/
Anonymous
December 25, 2004 1:08:18 PM

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Jon Porter wrote:
>
> No reset necessary, I simply open or refresh the storage card folder using
> File Explorer, or with my preference, Total Commander.
>
> JPinOH
> Jon Porter <jporter@netwalk.com> Fri, 24 Dec 2004 13:03:36 -0400
>
> === Posted with Qusnetsoft NewsReader 2.2.0.8

Generally that is the case. In fact, most PPCs should be able to
initialise the card without refreshing it in File Explorer. It's
model-dependent (actually, ROM-dependent). Some models fixed a buggy
initialisation problem with a ROM update (e.g. h1940). The stubborn ones
took a soft reset a year or two ago.

--
Darius Wey
Pocket PC Thoughts
http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/
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