Question about HTC G1
Every time i try to take a photo with my new G1 it pops up with a quick message saying please insert SD card to use camera. The SD card is in there. I have tried to take it out and pop it back in then try to use it, but it still pops up with the message. What should i do?
1.) Mount your camera
2.) Open your dcim folder in your camera
3.) In whatever file browser you're using (Explorer, Finder, Nautilus, etc) enable show hidden files.
4.) Remove .thumbnails folder
5.) Be sure to empty trash
See if that works.
Posted on Dec 22, 2008
Sometimes there is a corrupt file amongst your pictures that won't let the SD card load correctly. In my case it was a Picassa image file so what i did was I mounted the G1 to my laptops usb drive, found the corrupt file ( I know its corrupt because it will not load up as a regular thumbnail) right click on it, go to properties and only checkmark Hidden file. The file now will remain hidden and your sd card will load correctly. Also after having done this the laptop showed a message that the file was corrupt I clicked on it and the message dissapeared.Also something else that alot of people don't know is that you get a smoother connection if you format your Sd card. Before doing this Backup all your information. Go to sd card drive right click on it go to properties and uncheck Quick format and your format should be Fat 32 in the window then click Start and formatting begins. After this add your backed up info to the card and you will be surprised how much smoother it loads up. Hope this solves some problems.
Posted on Jan 19, 2009
I had this problem, and what i did was:
mount the phone through a USB to my laptop, open up the drive and first i deleted the thumbnails folder. Then i opened up each picture folder and deleted any files that wouldn't show a thumbnail as the icon in the folder. I then unmounted the phone, and ejected the SD card using the "unmount/eject sd card" button in the settings menu of the phone. Then i reinserted the SD card.
It now works fine, and it lets me take pictures again :)
There was no method to this i was just guessing at it, but it worked so it might help you guys too.
Posted on Apr 11, 2009
You have to make sure that the micro sd card that u bought was not micro sd hc because that kind of sd card is different from the on that the g1 takes
Posted on Mar 01, 2009
(If your not lconnected to a computer and it still does it even after rebooting and such)
I was haveing the same issue it appears to be cause by windows media player when you do a sync with the playlist the reason i reached this conclusion is right after sync had the error Deleted the music dir the WMPInfo.xml And thumbs dir (Exerything WMP put on there) and now it is reading properly
Posted on Dec 06, 2008
I just got my phone a couple days ago and I'm experiencing the same problem. Just fixed it! When you mount the phone to the computer, a temp internet file pops up. Delete it and you should be fine. If you soft reset, the file may return.
Posted on Mar 15, 2009
The problem is a Bad SDcard. When you replace your SDcard or remove your SDcard at anytime from the G1, make sure you go to Settings then to SDcard space and Unmount your SDcard first then you're able to remove the SDcard. I think the SDcard that comes with G1 is cheap and should be replaced upon reciept of the phone. This will fix your problems. Thanks MrG1Star.....
Posted on Dec 27, 2008
By chance is your g1 plugged into your computer by usb.
the g1 will not recognize your sd card if it's plugged into the usb.
Posted on Nov 05, 2008
The SD Card Slot is NOT disabled by factory. My G1 is currently having problems reading the 8gb SDHC card but its not disabled. If your pc doesnt read it you might need the hotfix from microsoft as xp and lower can only read up to 4gb SDHC by default. Google this: (Update for Windows XP (KB934428). Once I get the G1 solved I'll repost
Posted on Nov 04, 2010
This worked wounders for me!! just mount your G1 to the computer then open the folders then click on "DCIM" directory then create a folder named "camera" (w/out cuotes) then save and unplug G1 and start camera see the magic folder take affect!!
Posted on Jun 03, 2009
The only way i solved this was to go to settings go to the memory section and clear all the data on that card i lost all my data but al leat it workes now
Posted on May 06, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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