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Old 02-09-2009, 01:09 PM
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Reset issue to do with micro SD Card

Hi Guys. Quick question, whenever I reset my N97 these days I have to take out the micro SD card otherwise I just get the white Nokia screen of death and nothing happens. Any idea why this is, quite annoying having to pop the back off and take out the SD card (8GB) everytime I need to reset the phone.

Any ideas???


Old 02-09-2009, 07:14 PM
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Lightbulb Firmware issue I presume


I've had the same problem. I solved it by starting the phone without the SD card then re-inserted it. Switched the phone to OFFLINE profile and restarted. Haven't had the problem since then. Have no idea why it worked and if it would work again but worth a shot.

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Old 02-09-2009, 08:22 PM
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My N97 used to seem more prone to hangups with my 1 GB micro SD installed.

After my last hard reset, I reformatted it inside the N97 instead of on my PC and the problems seem to have subsided (or maybe it was v12 firmware).

Old 02-09-2009, 09:07 PM
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format the memory card using n97's file manager, i did this and never had any problems

Old 03-09-2009, 07:49 AM
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Done the format which seems to have sorted it. Luckily not much on the 8GB SD card to replace.

Can't get the damn thing out though. It will click in and out but it's too fiddly to pull all the way out!!!

Old 15-10-2009, 06:50 AM
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This old chessnut has come up again. Damn thing wouldn't restart at all last night, tried charging, taking out memory and SIM card, battery etc all to no avail so was forced to do my first four fingered hard reset.

That got it going again, restoring from the memory card wasn't as complete as I'd thought so spent the next few hours installing a load of missing apps.

On the up side I gained back about 25 MBs of memory in C after everything was reinstalled so now have 35MBs of C space.

I stored the SISX files for these missing programs on the memory card now for future ease of install if this happens again.

I hope to god Nokia sort this in V2.0 as I have to hold my breath every time I restart my damn phone.

Anyone else having similar problems or know if Nokia know about this?


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