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How do I configure external storage?

I bought a microSD chip for the expansion slot and loaded it up with music and videos.
When I turn on the MP3 player now it says "unable to format external memory"
On the computer, if I have it connected through USB, it only shows internal memory, so how can I configure external, I can't even access it!

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  • NoraTriepke Mar 09, 2008

    Figured it out at Best Buy with the Geek squad, it's a 6 gig SDHD card and the player doesn't support such a large external drive. The only player that supports this are the Sansa MP3 players with microSD card slots.
    I don't know if Insignia even supports smaller cards, I wouldn't suggest buying one, it was a waste of money for me. Just invest in a bigger player.
    I'm also unhappy with the player because it started corrupting the tags on media I transfer and it the titles and artists all turn in to Chinese characters so I have no idea what I've selected to play until it plays, strange.

  • Anonymous May 25, 2008

    I have Insignia NS-DV4G MP3 Player, tried to add 4Gig external card and got the same "cannot format external card" error message. You would think the people at Best Buy would have a clue as to what their own brand product could and could not do. I wasn't happy with down-converting to MP3-too much distortion, even at 256k bit rate.

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Had the same problem - but with older Insignia NS-DV2G. Didn't want to buy a new bigger 4GB. Salesman at Best Buy today said I just needed a Macro SC card. Sold me a 2 GB. CAme home - downloaded new tunes, loaded it up in the Card reader and synced. Computer said everything went to the card fine. Turned on the Insignia and got same error as you - "Unable to format external memory". Huh? Thought maybe the memory was too much at 2GB. Had a smaller 256 macro card on hand. Reloaded music on that and stuck that it in Insignia. Same error message. Googled the problem and found your posts. Thought I was doomed. Drove the 20 miles BACK to Best Buy (read a total of 80 miles for two round trips) and two guys couldn't figure it out. Called for a third guy to come over and he turned the dial, pushed the button and all the new songs were there! Just like that. How in the world.............

With macro card inserted:
Go to SETTINGS.
Scroll to SYSTEM
Click on INITIALIZE
Click on YES.

Poof!

At least it worked for me. Good Luck.

Susan

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It is not letting me select "Yes" to initialize. Does anybody know what I can do?

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I had the same problem as handspeaks, did what he suggested and as he said pooof, there it is.
Thank you handspeaks and fixya for being here.

fmt394

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