I bought a 4gb PNY cell pone memory cardwith an adaptor for my computer. When I plug the 2gb into my phone, itsees it! When I plug the 4gb and adaptor into my computer . Then I get an error saying that it can'tformat the card. When I try to copy anything, i.e. pics, music, etc.from my computer it says that I need to insert a disc! Does anyonehave/know a "FIX"? THANKS!!!
Your computers SD card reader is more than likely too old. My computer is only a year old and was told it wouldn't work. I called PNY and they told me that I needed to buy either a 1GB or 2GB card or an SDHC external adapter. Of course it doesn't tell you this on the package, good luck!
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It is hard to provide any useful suggestions without knowing the type of cell phone your son is using.
Normally he would put the memory card in the cell phone microSD slot (provided it can support 2gb card), plug the USB cable from computer to cell phone (if it supports this). Normally the phone will have also got some software apps CD which should be loaded to computer. This will provide the necessary functions to load music files to the phone.
Alternative to USB is bluetooth connection which both the computer and the cell phone will have to support. He can transfer music files that way.
I am not sure if he can copy the files directly from the computer to the memory card and play it on the cell phone as data formats are not standard. Also iTunes files need to converted to mp3 format. If these are protected iTunes files then it becomes a bit harder - best to burn a CD and then rip into mp3 format.
Once again these suggestions are useless if cell phone cannot play music (mp3 or WMA etc) files, does not have microSD slot, does not have USB or bluetooth support.
If the Card Says MicroSDHC on it the phone itself does not support HC so you have to get a regular MicroSD card. I had the same problem and purchased a 2gb MicroSD card and it works fine in my samsung gravity.
It's probably just that you aren't using the correct folders, but...
First, make sure you phone TRUELY sees it as it should. Some phones don't properly handle SDHC cards. As long as it's a picture phone, put in the card(blank and formated) and take some pictures. If you have a data plan, download a tune or two (sprint has "free sample" mp3 download of the week).
Now, take the card out, and access it with the computer. You should see a picture folder, and a media folder(names depend on the type of phone you have)
Specifically, the music folder is where you want to put your music files. Also, depending on your phone(you didn't say what kind you had) you should begin trying by uploading 128Kbps mp3 files. Most modern phones should handle that format.
Now, return to the phone, and test it out with either your "mass storage manager" app, or your media player app.