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Option to use SD card as usb not available

Everytime I go into settings/SD card & phone storage, the option to use SD card as usb does not show up at all which stops me from transfering files between my computer and G1.

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  • scribesublim Nov 16, 2008

    I cannot find the option "Use SD for storage" anywhere on my G1 options.

  • jupak85 Nov 17, 2008

    I have the same problem where I dont have the option to choose that when I want to connect to my usb so i can transfer my pics and music to my phone i cant what do i have to do?

  • Anonymous Nov 17, 2008

    This must be an epidemic. This happened to me also. We called tech support and they could nit help. I am sending the phone back and getting a new one. Time will tell.

  • jsoto12 Nov 25, 2008

    same problem... worked initially but now the option is gone.. one way maybe to get around this would be to manually remove the micro SD and connect it to your computer via an adapter.. Still another cost incurred and extremely annoying!

  • jester4us Feb 07, 2009

    I have mounted the sd card, went to media player and was able to sync, but when I tried to play music from g1, message tha my phone does not have an sd card inserted. went to setup and sd card info was unavailable



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Ignore the manual..It directs you to drill down into the settings for the sd card and set it as mass such option exists in the menu.
Follow this:
plug in usb
touch the notification in the list that refers to the usb having been will receive a prompt to "mount" the sd card.
now you can access it.
bada bing

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I found the solution to that problem its because something was deleted when updated but heres how it works. first connect usb to phone and then connect usb to computer as soon as you do that on your phone select menu and then select notifications and then usb connect and everything should be fine.
Good Luck.

Posted on Nov 17, 2008


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