Update on HTC Desire SD Card that loose write access – observation.

As you know, my HTC Desire looses the ability to write to the SD Card from time to time.  For the past 3 days or so this has not happened (touch wood) and I was wondering what was different over the past couple of days than before.  Note that I have not upgraded to Android 2.2 yet, still running the stock standard HTC Sense Android 2.1update1. 

The one thing that was different was that my phone’s battery stayed fairly charged.  I think over the last couple of days the battery never dropped below 40% and I kept it plugged into my USB or power socket when I could.  Now this make me think that the loosing of write access has something to do with battery power.  The moment the battery drops below a certain point, then the phone looses write access.  I do not know that much about the amount of power that is needed to write to a SD Card but I would assume it is more than reading the card.  I will be testing this theory out over the next couple of days.  Will keep my phone charged up and see if the write access holds.  If so then I will let it drain down and see what happens.  Will keep you all posted.

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6 Responses to “Update on HTC Desire SD Card that loose write access – observation.”

  1. James says:

    I don’t think it’s charge related. I keep my phone on charge by my bedside when I go to sleep. Often I wake up to find the SD backup failed error message and I know for a fact that there was no error message on there when I plugged it in before I went to sleep.

  2. admin says:

    James. I have to agree with you, that theory of mine went out of the window this morning when the phone lost write access with a fairly full charged battery.

  3. Jody says:

    I have had a nightmare with my Desire and SD Cards. I have had mine for two months, and already 2 SD cards have been fried. To the extent that they cannot be formatted. HTC international have indicated that they are aware of the problem, and will issue a fix ‘sometime’in the future. In the meantime, I have to keep buying new SD cards as MTN say that it must be a problem with the phone, so they want to send it away for three weeks to fix it. I don’t have a clue how they can ‘fix’ a problem that the phone’s supplier can’t fix but there you go. I was wondering whether or not you have any suggestions? Many thanks.

  4. admin says:

    Jody, you are right, there is nothing that MTN or HTC can do. I do not know what version of Android you run but I have upgraded to 2.2 (see this post for howto: http://www.mariusb.net/blog/2010/10/htc-desire-upgradedupdated-to-android-2-2-how-to/) and I have not encountered the problem again.

  5. Jody says:

    I am running 2.1. It is good to know that when you upgraded to 2.2 that the problem stopped. Even more reason for Leaf to get their act together, and release Froyo in South Africa. Thanks for the help.

  6. admin says:

    I gave up on Leaf so went the ROM root … see the link of my previous comment.

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