Last week I had purchased a 1Gb MicroSD device (CMFSDMICRO-1GB) from NewEgg for my son's Virgin Mobile Kyocera Kx5b, Sonic Slider cell phone.
The shipment arrived well packed and safe.
He used the phone to format the card. Everything looked very well. The phone stated the card had 1017Mb of space. Next, the tiny microSD fit well into the microSD adapter and was recognized in the eMachines computer card reader. So, he went to copy about 346Mb of data to it. The process took a little time to complete.
Once the microSD was placed back into the phone, things were listed there but were not accessible. Our next quest was to search the web and found out that most everyone first formats these types of microSD/transflash cards in the computer. So, we went back to the eMachines card reader and tried to format the microSD. WindowsXP could not format the microSD card. It mentioned that the card was "read-only." I thought, OK, he forgot to move the white tab from LOCK to UNLOCK. Well, the adaptor was in the UNLOCK state with the white switch. Now that was so strange. I then moved the white switch back and forth to see if that would resolve any mechanical issues. Nope.
So, the data wasn't readable by the phone, but the computer displayed it. We tried to access the data via the computer, but it now gave this error and then that file disappeared! "Data Error (cyclic redundancy check)." Every time we accessed a file on the card, it would disappear and give that error. This was getting really strange.
Are there any solutions for this?
The HydroCool Guy! :)