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I'm getting a SD card initializing message on the screen

Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Discussion' started by Alex, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. Alex

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    I'm getting a SD card initializing message on the screen. Everything works and i am able to record video. But annoying message is there with yellow mark. Any ideas
     
  2. blade strike

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    Try to reformat the card.
     
  3. Mossie

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    I had that. Reformat in the app will solve it
     
  4. Loaderbull

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    Me too, will do as suggested :)
     
  5. Moleyb

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    Just had this problem (and more) this afternoon, so thought I should share the solution I ended up doing to fix it.

    First issue: After the update I had 'card initializing' for one of my cards (standard 16GB card it ships with), and formatting it to FAT32 on either a PC and Mac didn't solve it. Formatting it through the status screen in the app also wouldn't work (kept saying 'format timed out'). I ended up going into the 'settings' menu (top right of App), and formatting the card there. After that it worked.

    Second issue: I had a Transcend 32GB card which I've used with the Inspire for months, suddenly after the update it just wouldn't be recognized (App saying: 'card not found'). Tried formatting on PC and Mac, neither worked, nor would formatting it in the App on either the status screen or the settings screen. I was pulling my hair out at this point! Had an idea though, stuck the 'broken' card in a GoPro, let it boot up and then turned it off and took it out. Stuck it in the Inspire and now I got the 'card initializing' error from above. Formatted in settings menu and now it works!

    No idea why exactly that would work, but I'm guessing you could stick it in other types of devices with similar effect.

    Hope that helps someone else with the same issue :)
     
  6. Alex

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    That worked thank you!