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SD cards

Hi,

I wonder if anyone can help with a problem on my new phone.

Last week i bought a Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini

After two days it started throwing up alarms about SD cards

I.E Removed SD card Insert a new one and

     SD card damaged replace with a new one

 

Problem is i only have a sim card and battery in the phone

It is a bit anoying when these alarms keep coming back after i keep clearing the alarm

 

Any help and advice would be grateful

 

Many Thanks

 

Dave

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Re: SD cards

Some functions require an SD Card to be in the phone. Is it when you are doing something specific?
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Re: SD cards

You did not try to put the sim card in the SD card slot did you?

 

The only reason I mention it as I recently dealt with sweet old lady who did and managed to trash the contacts which resulted in the same kind of error messages.

 

Try blowing gently into the SD card bay to make sure there is no debris which could be interfering with the contacts.

 

Error messages can also be the result of software glitches. Try a factory reset, usually found under the privacy option in your settings (all data will be lost).

 

Good luck.

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Re: SD cards

THANKS FOR THE REPLY
No the problem happens anytime
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Re: SD cards

Thanks for your reply.
Definatly put sim card in right end,
have not touched SD end.
Have tried blowing on SD contacts and will see how it goes.
Thanks again for your suggestions
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Re: SD cards

If problem persists I would insert an SD card anyway, even just a small cheap one. You should be able to pick up a 2/4Gb card for about £1.
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Re: SD cards

I'd go with what MI5 says. Got an HTC works phone without an SD card an can't even get it to upgrade. Flashes up from time to time "Please insert SD card". Since it is a work phone I can choose to ignore it, but not if it was my Galaxt S3.
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Re: SD cards

Thanks for the tip on inserting a SD card

 

Taking Phone back to shop as it is iess than 2 weeks old,but will certainly remember your suggestions