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Ipaq 2400 series will not recognize Compact Flash card

I have a program to format the cf card, but my iPAQ just states "Please Insert Card" when the card is already there. Therefore, I can not format it. Any sollutions of ideas???????


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Re: Ipaq 2400 series will not recognize Compact Flash...

Hello :-) I have a HP Ipaq 4350 and something similar like this happened to me. Except when I tried to take out the SD and put it in again the screen would go different colors and I would have to reset. But sometimes the SD will not get read because of the way you in and outsert  it. Do you push down on the SD card and it will pop automatically or do you pull out the SD card. Because if you pull it out that might be your problem because if you DO pull it out it can damage the metals that read the SD card. Now If you do pull it out  I'd recommend for you to insert the card and then pop it out and reset your device. If you do not pull it out you should go into the finder app on your Ipaq and see if that finder finds you SD card. If it does that means that your program is the problem and that its not fully compatible with your ppc or your specific SD card. Im sorry if this doesn't resolve your problem. 

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