Help With LG Phone Memory

iggieAugust 24, 2012

recently I purchased a chip to expand the camera memory on my LG 500 cell phone the original memory is full and I want to keep the pictures. I installed the memory unit as per instructions, pulled metal cover for chip area back and installed the extra memory, everything went easily in place, however when I try to snap a picture I still get the memory full message on my screen. Did I miss something, can someone please tell me what I did wrong?

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shaxhome

You need to format the new card before it'll work...

Here is a link that might be useful: Format LG 500 Card

    Bookmark   August 24, 2012 at 4:37AM
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DA_Mccoy

I didn't have to do any formating with my LG. You shouldn't have to as a mini SD card is user ready.

For my LG located: Settings>Memory>Save Options>Image>Select Card Memory>OK.

DA

    Bookmark   August 24, 2012 at 7:45AM
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acraftylady

I have an LG env3 and my phone formatted my card the first time I put it in the phone. Same when I had my env2. I am on verizon and was told on the verizon forums you do have to format. Maybe phones on other carriers don't? Mary

    Bookmark   August 24, 2012 at 11:08PM
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DA_Mccoy

OK, wait a minute here. Are you folks talking about formatting the card or configuring the phone as I described above? Again, I didn't do a thing other than insert the card and configure the phone.

DA

    Bookmark   August 25, 2012 at 7:34AM
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acraftylady

Formatting the card. My phone did it when I inserted the card then I was good to go. Mary

    Bookmark   August 25, 2012 at 9:41AM
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acraftylady

Also the micro card should have came with an adaptor. Place the micro card in the adaptor then into the card reader in the computer and if it was formatted you should see various folders on the card for music photos and such. If you don't see those folders on the card then its not formatted. That is how my micro card and phone work so I assume other phones are the same. Mary

    Bookmark   August 25, 2012 at 9:47AM
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DA_Mccoy

Nope. I didn't have to do that. What more can I say before we get too far off the point? The key here is the phone most likely needs to be configured to store data on the card. My Image options are Default or Card Memory. I can switch between them anytime I want.

DA

    Bookmark   August 25, 2012 at 10:42AM
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acraftylady

I just know any verizon phone I have had the card was formatted when I installed it the first time to create all the various folders needed but I don't have a smart phone just a multimedia phone so maybe thats why. Mary

    Bookmark   August 25, 2012 at 11:32AM
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cat_ky

I have an LG Phone, and didnt have to format the card either. DA's instructions above will take care of the problem you are having. Good Luck :-))

    Bookmark   August 26, 2012 at 2:03PM
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acraftylady

So if a phone does not format the card when you insert it how do all the folders get on there or do your phones not need folders? My phone if I want to drag and drop stuff onto the card from the computer like photos and music I have to put it in the appropriate folder for each one but as I said I don't have one of the fancy smart phones either, just curious. Mary

    Bookmark   August 26, 2012 at 3:11PM
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shboom

Iggie I am going to assume your phone is an LG500 Tracfone? If so after pulling the metal clip back to install the sd card did you slide the metal clip back over the card until it clicked into place? The card may not be seated properly. You should see a little card icon next to the battery icon. Also 4mb would be the most the phone could handle... installing any more than that and it won't work.

Bob

    Bookmark   August 26, 2012 at 3:45PM
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grandms

Bob, are you sure you don't mean 4GB? I don't think SD cards come as small as 4MB.

    Bookmark   August 26, 2012 at 10:13PM
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shboom

Bobbie thanks for the catch... yes that should have been 4GB.

    Bookmark   August 26, 2012 at 11:13PM
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DA_Mccoy

Bobbie,

Once upon a time they did come smaller. I have a 16MB SD which came with my Canon camera not too many years back. It definitely has a larger one now.

DA

    Bookmark   August 27, 2012 at 7:53AM
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grandms

Didn't know they ever came that small. I have a 128MB USB stick that I bought some time ago. Still use it, especially when I want to help a friend install something such as a security program.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2012 at 10:11PM
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