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IRiver X20 not reading SD card

I hav purchased 2 SD cards for my iRiver X20 and neither of them work. When the iRiver is turnd on it says "unable to format external memory" even when I try and format it. Then when connected to my computer it makes my whole computer screen flash? Also tried to format it on the computer, which said it was fine but no change when put back in iRiver. Both cards couldn't be defective could they?? :(

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  • arsenaler Nov 26, 2008

    I have the same problem with my sd card, it says cannot format external memory even though ive formatted it on the computer. I fear ive bought too big of a memory card, mine is 8 gb. Heard somewhere that 2gb is maximum. Is that correct and is it possible to get around the problem???


  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2009

    Same problem here. Iriver needs better online support!

  • thunderflarz Apr 14, 2009

    So my 2GB SD card should be working on my 4GB IRiver?

  • Anonymous May 16, 2009

    i bought a new 4gig SD card because i was filling the original memory, but when i pu the card in it just says "unable to formal external memory", is there ANY way to get it working?

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Yes this is correct, you can only have the same size memory card as what your iriver was originally. eg when I bought mine it was a 2GB so there for I could only add a 2GB memory card in it giving me a total of 4GB. if you buy a SD card of the same GB you wont have a problem

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