ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Please insert a SD card

Updated on March 20, 2013

Let the troubleshooting begin!

Six weeks ago, I purchased an LG Thrive smart phone and began my frustrating journey at the bottom of the upside of the learning curve. I did well for several weeks. Suddenly I started seeing the message: Please insert a SD card.

Let the troubleshooting begin!

My novice effort

My phone came with a 2 GB card installed so I figured I might not have enough memory. I inserted an 8 GB card and the message continued to show.

Internet research

I looked online and found that many people have the same problem. I found the exact problem posted at least 20 places with no response.

Manufacturer’s help

I went LG website support and posted my question. Within a day, I received an email that said I should try, in order, to


· Update my drivers,


· Reset to factory settings, and finally


· Return the phone for a replacement.


In succession, I found that I had the latest updates. When I did the factory reset, I lost all of my contacts and downloads, and still, no resolution to the problem.

Return the phone? Are they crazy? Who can do without a cell phone that long? Who is to say that I wouldn’t have the problem with the next phone?

Service Provider Help - Solution found

This morning, totally frustrated, I called Consumer Cellular. The nice young many who helped me told me that either


· The sd card was not locked in position OR


· The surface was damaged.

I fiddled around with the SD card and slid the clip down on it. It worked! Sliding the clip down to hold it in position was crucial.

Note: I really think that message should be changed to: Please insert an SD card.


Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • dianetrotter profile imageAUTHOR

      G. Diane Nelson Trotter 

      6 years ago from Fontana

      @beingwell - I have a Nokia 3C listed on Ebay. It closes in 2 hours and only shows bids to 10.49. I just purchased the phone for my nephew about a month ago for $80. I'm going to get creamed on this one.

    • beingwell profile image

      beingwell 

      6 years ago from Bangkok

      I still think Nokia phones are the most user-friendly, even for their smartphones. Too bad, their not doing good in the market.

    • Nell Rose profile image

      Nell Rose 

      6 years ago from England

      Hi diane, I am glad you got it sorted, I tend to have similar problems when I try to do it too, maybe I just need to start again, thanks for the info, its a great help, nell

    • dianetrotter profile imageAUTHOR

      G. Diane Nelson Trotter 

      6 years ago from Fontana

      Amber, it's all in the way you twist your mouth!

    • Amber Allen profile image

      Amber Allen 

      6 years ago

      Hi Diane

      Taking out the "broken" item and just putting it back does often seem to fix things but you do have to take care with what you take out and make sure you can get it back again.

      This method certainly works with the electronic key to my car

      when it just decides to stop working!

      Amber:)

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)