6230 - 512meg MMC?

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Just bought a 512meg MMC for the 6230 but the phone wont recognise it.
Its like its not even in the phone. I have formatted the card through
a card reader, loaded files, read them on another computer but still
wont work in the phone.

Any ideas?
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.nokia (More info?)

    "syd" <sunnysyd02@hotmail.com.au> wrote in message
    news:WgnSc.24399$%r.255775@nasal.pacific.net.au...
    > Just bought a 512meg MMC for the 6230 but the phone wont recognise it.
    > Its like its not even in the phone. I have formatted the card through
    > a card reader, loaded files, read them on another computer but still
    > wont work in the phone.
    >
    > Any ideas?
    >


    Probably a dumb question, but are you sure the supplier sent you a MMS card.
    I have heard of people being sent the wrong format of card by suppliers thah
    can't tell the difference.
    Just check that the number of gold contacts on back the card are the same as
    the number of contacts in your phone -obviously by contacts I mean metal
    contacts, not names and addresses... ;-)

    If they are the same, not sure what the problem is, sorry.

    ChrisM.

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  2. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.nokia (More info?)

    > Just bought a 512meg MMC for the 6230 but the phone wont recognise it.
    > Its like its not even in the phone. I have formatted the card through
    > a card reader, loaded files, read them on another computer but still
    > wont work in the phone.

    Where did you get it from?

    I had one from expansys which had to be retuned as it wasn't 6230
    compatible, some are & some aren't.

    Quick check is go to Gallery from scroll menu and see if MMC is visible, if
    not it is not compatible, no matter how many times you format & rename from
    a PC or phone.

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    "syd" <sunnysyd02@hotmail.com.au> wrote in message
    news:WgnSc.24399$%r.255775@nasal.pacific.net.au...
    > Just bought a 512meg MMC for the 6230 but the phone wont recognise it.
    > Its like its not even in the phone. I have formatted the card through
    > a card reader, loaded files, read them on another computer but still
    > wont work in the phone.

    There are examples of a 512MB card working. And a lot of them not working.
    It seems you have to have particular brands, but this could be coincidence.

    Some other things to try are:

    If the MMC card is visible in the gallery, format it there, rename it to
    something else, turn phone off and back on again.
    Try a different MMC card.
    Try a firmware upgrade. I got a 6230 last week with firmware 4.28 and it
    works fine with a 256MB card. Not tried a 512 one.
    Make sure you have an MMC card and not a Secure Digital card. MMC cards have
    7 contact pads. SD cards have 8 (or 9? The last one looks like 2 half size
    ones). Secure Digital cards don't work in the 6230, but are the same shape
    (slightly thicker).

    Adam
  4. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.nokia (More info?)

    From the man in the Vodaphone shop, 512 not supported
    "ChrisM" <chris_mayers_blue@Suede.Yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:2nugmsF4mpggU1@uni-berlin.de...
    > "syd" <sunnysyd02@hotmail.com.au> wrote in message
    > news:WgnSc.24399$%r.255775@nasal.pacific.net.au...
    > > Just bought a 512meg MMC for the 6230 but the phone wont recognise it.
    > > Its like its not even in the phone. I have formatted the card through
    > > a card reader, loaded files, read them on another computer but still
    > > wont work in the phone.
    > >
    > > Any ideas?
    > >
    >
    >
    > Probably a dumb question, but are you sure the supplier sent you a MMS
    card.
    > I have heard of people being sent the wrong format of card by suppliers
    thah
    > can't tell the difference.
    > Just check that the number of gold contacts on back the card are the same
    as
    > the number of contacts in your phone -obviously by contacts I mean metal
    > contacts, not names and addresses... ;-)
    >
    > If they are the same, not sure what the problem is, sorry.
    >
    > ChrisM.
    >
    > --
    > Please remove shoes to reply
    >
    > But what ... is it good for?
    > - Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM, 1968,
    > commenting on the microchip.
    >
    >
  5. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.nokia (More info?)

    > From the man in the Vodaphone shop, 512 not supported

    Not officially, no. But if you look around, there are plenty of examples of
    peoples that have got it to work (even 1Gb cards)

    The only problem is that the current version if the Firmware (3.15 / 3.17).
    Mi-reports the amount of free memory. It works fine, just tells you the
    incorrect amount of free space.

    ChrisM.
  6. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.nokia (More info?)

    Prior to the stampede chs tryped

    > From the man in the Vodaphone shop, 512 not supported

    Rubbish. They do work. Have you tried renaming the card once it is in the
    phone and rebooting or can you not even see it in the Gallery? What make is
    it? There have been plenty of reports of 512 mmc working fine in this phone
    but don't buy cheap.

    Admittedly I have a 256 in mine but it works like a dream.

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    On Wed, 11 Aug 2004 19:02:47 +0100, "Adam Greatrix"
    <extorian@nospam.hotmail.com> wrote:

    >"syd" <sunnysyd02@hotmail.com.au> wrote in message
    >news:WgnSc.24399$%r.255775@nasal.pacific.net.au...
    >> Just bought a 512meg MMC for the 6230 but the phone wont recognise it.
    >> Its like its not even in the phone. I have formatted the card through
    >> a card reader, loaded files, read them on another computer but still
    >> wont work in the phone.
    >
    >There are examples of a 512MB card working. And a lot of them not working.
    >It seems you have to have particular brands, but this could be coincidence.

    Could anyone confirm which brands of 512Mb cards are definitely known
    to work?

    Chris
  8. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.nokia (More info?)

    > Could anyone confirm which brands of 512Mb cards are definitely known
    > to work?

    256 Mb Kingmax definitely working. I know it's not 512 Mb but the same
    problems happens with 256 Mb memory cards.
  9. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.nokia (More info?)

    "Chris Blunt" <chris_blunt@despammed.com> wrote in message

    > >> Just bought a 512meg MMC for the 6230 but the phone wont recognise it.
    > >> Its like its not even in the phone. I have formatted the card through
    > >> a card reader, loaded files, read them on another computer but still
    > >> wont work in the phone.
    > >
    > >There are examples of a 512MB card working. And a lot of them not
    working.
    > >It seems you have to have particular brands, but this could be
    coincidence.
    >
    > Could anyone confirm which brands of 512Mb cards are definitely known
    > to work?

    http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=351248

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  10. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.nokia (More info?)

    Did anyone get definite answer on a 512 mmc card that works, if you did, can
    u please let me know. I went on froogle.com and there are incredible low
    prices in the US of A for 512cards and its very tempting

    "syd" <sunnysyd02@hotmail.com.au> wrote in message
    news:WgnSc.24399$%r.255775@nasal.pacific.net.au...
    > Just bought a 512meg MMC for the 6230 but the phone wont recognise it.
    > Its like its not even in the phone. I have formatted the card through
    > a card reader, loaded files, read them on another computer but still
    > wont work in the phone.
    >
    > Any ideas?
    >
  11. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.nokia (More info?)

    I've just brought a 6230 this week, and got a 512 MMC (and yes I know
    the difference between them and SD's)

    My phone doesn't recognise it at all in the gallery so you can't
    format or rename it - in fact you can't do anything with it!

    Suspiciously most phone retailers don't offer 512MMCs in the same
    pages as the Nokia phone so perhaps the industry is aware of this.

    To confirm this I've now ordered another 128MMC and a USB reader to
    try out whether its the make and/or issues with it not being
    formatted first.

    I've also sent an email to Nokia support but I don't hold out much
    hope!

    It's a nice phone but shed loads of bugs which makes it a pity..
    Posted via http://www.mPedia.com
    Mobile Technology Forums
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    Definately a mmc.

    ChrisM wrote:
    > "syd" <sunnysyd02@hotmail.com.au> wrote in message
    > news:WgnSc.24399$%r.255775@nasal.pacific.net.au...
    >
    >>Just bought a 512meg MMC for the 6230 but the phone wont recognise it.
    >>Its like its not even in the phone. I have formatted the card through
    >>a card reader, loaded files, read them on another computer but still
    >>wont work in the phone.
    >>
    >>Any ideas?
    >>
    >
    >
    >
    > Probably a dumb question, but are you sure the supplier sent you a MMS card.
    > I have heard of people being sent the wrong format of card by suppliers thah
    > can't tell the difference.
    > Just check that the number of gold contacts on back the card are the same as
    > the number of contacts in your phone -obviously by contacts I mean metal
    > contacts, not names and addresses... ;-)
    >
    > If they are the same, not sure what the problem is, sorry.
    >
    > ChrisM.
    >
  13. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.nokia (More info?)

    The Phone wont recognise the card at all. I've renamed it, turned the
    phone on and off, stood on one leg, to no avail.

    I bought the card from exeltek. It is Tekq brand. I rang them today and
    they said try the firmware upgrade. Not a great deal of help there.
    Thanks exeltek, I just spent 300 bucks with you guys! Bit pissed that
    there is no warning that the card might not work in all phones.

    Where can I find the firmware upgrade? Has there been any problems with
    the upgrade?

    Adam Greatrix wrote:

    > "syd" <sunnysyd02@hotmail.com.au> wrote in message
    > news:WgnSc.24399$%r.255775@nasal.pacific.net.au...
    >
    >>Just bought a 512meg MMC for the 6230 but the phone wont recognise it.
    >>Its like its not even in the phone. I have formatted the card through
    >>a card reader, loaded files, read them on another computer but still
    >>wont work in the phone.
    >
    >
    > There are examples of a 512MB card working. And a lot of them not working.
    > It seems you have to have particular brands, but this could be coincidence.
    >
    > Some other things to try are:
    >
    > If the MMC card is visible in the gallery, format it there, rename it to
    > something else, turn phone off and back on again.
    > Try a different MMC card.
    > Try a firmware upgrade. I got a 6230 last week with firmware 4.28 and it
    > works fine with a 256MB card. Not tried a 512 one.
    > Make sure you have an MMC card and not a Secure Digital card. MMC cards have
    > 7 contact pads. SD cards have 8 (or 9? The last one looks like 2 half size
    > ones). Secure Digital cards don't work in the 6230, but are the same shape
    > (slightly thicker).
    >
    > Adam
    >
    >
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    "chs" <chs@colinstodel.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:cfg4nu$s1v$1@sparta.btinternet.com...
    > Did anyone get definite answer on a 512 mmc card that works, if you did,
    can
    > u please let me know. I went on froogle.com and there are incredible low
    > prices in the US of A for 512cards and its very tempting
    >
    > "syd" <sunnysyd02@hotmail.com.au> wrote in message
    > news:WgnSc.24399$%r.255775@nasal.pacific.net.au...
    > > Just bought a 512meg MMC for the 6230 but the phone wont recognise it.
    > > Its like its not even in the phone. I have formatted the card through
    > > a card reader, loaded files, read them on another computer but still
    > > wont work in the phone.
    > >
    > > Any ideas?
    > >
    >
    >

    What price have you seen on 512Mb cards in US?

    MobyMemory offer a range of MMC cards including a 512Mb one for £64. Which
    they guarantee to be compatable with 6230.

    http://www.mobymemory.com/proddetail.asp?prod=mmc512_001

    Haven't looked into this too much yet, so don't know if that is a good price
    or not. They also offer a 1Gb card again guaranteed for 6230 for £125.

    They will also throw in a card reader for an extra tenner.

    On their site, they mention that their cards are based on Samsung NAND flash
    chip, so maybe you could assume that any MMC based on that would be ok...?
    not sure about that.

    ChrisM.


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