memory card help

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  1. ansley
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    i recently bought a 2gb kingston memory card to use with my transflash. the thing is that it will only let me write on the card once and the next file i put comes up with an error saying "cannot read source" or something along those lines. The thing is that the files are on my computer. When the error appears i cant copy anything else onto the card. i checked properties and it shows as 0kb avaliable and 0kb used. I have tried formatting several times using FAT and FAT32 but to no avail. i already have a 1gb kingston that woks fine. should i send it back for an exchange or do you have any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance

    P.S the memory card is a japan model
     
  2. HBK

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    Try formatting it to FAT16 with 64K clusters.

    It may be your card reader. What kind of reader are you using? (hopefully not the one the R4 came with.)
    I would suggest a good quality reader. Perhaps a sandisk. It may also be your MicroSD to SD adapter.
    I had to get a new MiniSD to SD adapter a while ago to get my files on it.

    If problems still arise, call Kingston. From what I understand, they are more than willing to help out and will replace the card free of charge including shipping.

    Hope this helps.
     
  4. ansley
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    thanks for your replies. i will try the formatter now. im not using the r4 card reader im using a SD adapter. the new one i got with the card may be faulty but the previous one which i got with my 1gb is not meaning its the card. btw i've tried to format using FAT16 with 64KB clusters but still no.

    I tried the programme and it still doesnt work. i was going to send it back to the supplier tomorrow. ist it better to send it to the supplier or at Kingston? If i should send it to Kingston will i still get a japan model?
     
  5. CatScam

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    Here are some things to try.

    1. Try a different USB port.
    2. Try a different SD reader.
    3. Try formatting the card with your PC.
    3. Try formatting the card with a Camera, PDA…
     
  6. ansley
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    i tried all of them but still no success. i am posting it back to the supplier for an exchange. hopefully the next one i recieve wont be faulty
     
  7. JacobReaper

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    well now im worried =[ im buying another kingston 2gb soon, and now that ive seen this, im not sure =( but the one im buying is an american model so.. =[
     
  8. ansley
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    i dnt think you should be worried. i sent mine through the post yesterday and should hopefully get an exchange by next week. are you buying IN america because i only recall there being Japan and Taiwan models