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Samsung SGH-a516 'insufficient memory' for mp3 transfer

My new Samsung won't transfer mp3 files. It keeps saying there's insufficient memory - nothing on it yet, though. What's wrong??

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  • fury06 Feb 03, 2008

    Everytime i try and put a song on my samsung it says 'insufficient memory'???

  • Anonymous Feb 11, 2008

    I also have the same problem with "insufficient memory" coming up when trying to transfer mp3's on my Samsung SGH-a516. I do have a 2GB micro memory card installed in it. It shows up as installed on my phone desktop and also shows that I have more than enough memory for the 650MB of music that I'm trying to download. I have tried just about everything to try to get this damn thing to work and am at my wits end. I would sure appreciate a fix for this problem.

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2008

    I also have the same problem with the computer not recognizing the 2 Gig card. After 3 tries with Samsung I got a hold a guy that says not all 2 Gig cards work some manufacturers don't like the Sandisk one Rogers my cellphone supplier sent me. Rogers is sending me a new card that they say should work.

    According to Samsung all 1 Gig cards work but only some of the 2 Gig do.

  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2008

    I have a Kingston 1 gig micro sd card. Same problem, what gives?

  • speedrolls Mar 11, 2008

    I have the exact same problem with the same phone as the first guest who posted. I just read solution #1 and what's a card reader? this problem is really stupid. what is this insufficient memory BS

  • Kutie123 Mar 22, 2008

    Same problem here.....I deleted some pictures from my camera album and was able to download one song...but wont fit anymore than that on it ....what is this card reader?? where do i get one?? lol

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2008

    I have the same problem i put one song and cant put the rest on

  • Anonymous Aug 14, 2008

    same problem but i put 1 song on

  • bob16 Nov 26, 2008

    My Phone Wouldnt Let me Choose the "MASS STORAGE" Option. It was Just not highlighted and wouldnt let me select it. If anyone can help Please Do ASAP

  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2009

    my phone says insufficient memory and won't use memory card

  • oram_zealand Mar 21, 2009

    i have lost the the cd of my cell phone the SGH-a516 and i dont do how to download the software from the internet and is says the
    it doesnt have my cell phone contests

    i dont no what to do



  • Anonymous May 23, 2009

    when i try to select the memory card option in any of the media sections, it pops up saying not allowed, i have music on the card and i am trying to use it with the music player function but the music player cant find any music, any help would be greatly appreciated



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I had a the same problem, with my computer not reading the SD card when the phone was connected to the computer. However, after messing with my phone for a while, I believe I've found the solution. On the phone menu, go to;
"Settings"
then, "Set Phone"
then, "Select USB Mode"
and finally, "Mass Storage"

Your computer should now read the data off the SD card, as if it were a drive. I don't think the "PC Studio" program will recognize the phone after this, but you can always manually copy music into the folders on the card now.

Hope this has helped!

Posted on Mar 18, 2008

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First you go to connectivity and select usb mode and instead of pc studio put media player

Posted on Aug 22, 2008

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Hi, Using Data cable (any) in samsung eternity phone, you have to select either Moss Storage or Media player option under Menu > settings > connectivity > select USB mode.
Moss storage allows to access only memory card from phone and Media player allows to access both Memory card and phone memory.

Posted on Dec 12, 2009

You won't get asked if you want mass storage or pc studio unless you go to phone settings, set phone, the last one set usb and pick ask on start something like that its the easiest as you don't then have to go to settings each time just pick what you want, but i found that i can't get files to go on the phone with pc studio picked and I couldn't with mass storage. I finally went through windows explorer and dragged the files to the folders but I put five videos and only the first one will play. got a solution to this. boy these people who write this stuff are supposed to be so smart but they didn't get right and easy

Posted on Jul 10, 2008

Hey there punks ....i got the solution :D ...no joke ....you have to go to :
1:settings
2:Set phone
3:Select Usb Mode
4:Mass storage
then unplug your usb cable and put it back ....go to My Computer select Revomal Disk and slide manually the music into the folder ...samsung pc studio will recognize your phone after ...guyz ...THIS IS THE SOLUTION =D

Posted on Mar 23, 2008

Hey guyz i got the SOLUTION! ...it was a joke ..i spended about 16 hour today spending in going to roger ..goiing to samsung and back to rogers who tells to call the one who sold it to u.....in fact nobody knows and they are sending the problem to somebody else ....listen ..i found a guy who as gotten the same phone ..he told me that he as spoken to an high class dude in samsung ..and he told that this phone got a problem ..and the only way is to buy a card reader :S or to change your phone .....and kingston cards AREN'T Builed for the rogers phones ..... i hope this has helped even if its not really ah solution ...im sorry for that news ..im as frustrated as you ....Au Revoir

Posted on Mar 23, 2008

Listen ...a lot of people told me this ...go to ...settings-set phone-usb mode.....i did never found usb mode..its wrote languages,shortcuts...security and greeting messages and ive called rogers ....samsung ....and the dude who sold it to me and nobody knew ...WTF is wrong with that phone

Posted on Mar 22, 2008

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Hey my sell phone wont let me go on mass storage wat am i doing wrong ?

Posted on Jun 12, 2008

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Problem:
Having same issues as you guys, I obtained a 2GB sd card for this phone, first had to load one MP3 at the time using the phone CD software, and it had to be smaller than 5MB or I will overflow the phone's memory.... it took me forever to select and do the songs... in addition, my cell phone was erasing my 2GB card data without warning... it got me really mad... I did call Samsung and no solution it all, just a good "have a nice day".

Solution:
I Invested in a $16 bucks sd card reader in a local cell phone store,

Benefits:
and all of a suddent I can load my music directly into the already pre-formatted on the samsung cell phone card in 3 minutes.... all at once instead of 50 songs in 4 hours....

I hope this helps you the way it help me friends....

Posted on Apr 09, 2008

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Ok I guess a memory card was the solution even though I had to pay a bill more.

Posted on Mar 24, 2008

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I fixed mine by using a card reader , & copying all music files into the MUSIC Folder on the card..whola...DUMB PHONE

Posted on Mar 07, 2008

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Hi
I have this phone too
..and got the same troubles puttings mp3's on it with the PC STUDIO software...it was frustrating
I finally took my microSD card and formated it in the phone...to get the image, music, video folders...etc...those folders have to stay on the card...then I took my TransFlash adapter that came with the card and put it in another mp3 player. I plugged it on my pc and filled the ''music'' folder with songs...I put the card back in the phone and everything works.
DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THE BLUETOOTH TECHNOLOGY ON THIS PHONE IS COMPATIBLE WITH BLUETOOTH SPEAKERS LIKE THE PARROT PARTY?

Thanks

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He said he had a 2 gb micro sd card and it still wont work and i have the same problem i read in the manual that when u connect the phone to a pc ur supposed to be able to choose pc studio mode or mass storeage i never got this option nor can i figure it out if anyone could help it would be greatly appericated

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Do you have a memory card yet? If the phone has expandable memory you may HAVE to get a memory card to put files on it. Alot of phones with expandable memory dont have much built in. You can try a small file to test it out like a few second audio clip or a small photo.

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