TARIQ: Sometimes we all face memory loss with our 6230. Sometimes it happens for various reasons. Many times it just cannot be explained.
In your case it appears that part of the song is stuck in memory. First of all do a factory reset, turn off the phone, take out the battery, SIM card and Memory Card (if you have one in your phone). Leave everything out for a few hours, even for a day if possible. Try this first and if it doesn't work then you can try what I did to my own phone below.
There was a point in time I was able to reclaim some lost space but it can be very tricky. Originally my phone had 7.3MB and then for some reason it went to 7MB then 6.9MB gradually. It never went lower than 6.9MB.
What I had to do was to full up the rest of the phone memory and then transfer everything to the PC using my DKU-2 cable.
You can try filling up the remainder of your phone memory with one big file or multiple files and if you don't have a data cable for your phone then just use the phone buttons to delete all the stuff you filled the phone up with. It worked for me sometimes but there were times when I just could reclaim any memory at all.
If none of the above works you can turn off the phone, turn it back on and do a factory reset then go through each menu and set them up to your liking. I know this may sound strange but I actually got back some lost memory by doing a factory reset and then going through each menu and customising them the way I want.
If none of my tips works after trying them over and over then you will have to visit a Nokia center, tell them the problem and they will know what to do. They will either flash
your phone with the same firmware or they might just do a backup and empty phone contents procedure. It will cost you if your phone is no longer under warranty but that method should fix the problem.
Memory loss is what I fear the most with this phone because it can be the hardest thing to get back and Nokia themselves doesn't seem to have a clue how to reclaim it back either. Good luck and I hope it works out for you.
I have been having a problem i was downloading a 6.2 mb song and the battery ran out i was placing it in the images folder in gallery now the folder shows 4.2 mb for nothing and i cant use the memory so is there a way to format 6230 phone memory or something
JUDE, having a 1GB is the way to go BUT it can be very addictive, you may find yourself putting stuff on it everyday. I have a full length 'high quality' movie on mine and my 1GB is begging me to put on more movies. The length of the movie is 2hr. 5min. and the file size of the movie is 99.7MB...less than 100MB, isn't that good ?
To Original Jamaican
Thanks 4 the input again thanks so much. Just imagine my MMC 512 is not working properly wen i put an mp3 file in 2 the card it corrupts the files making it not to play at all. Am returning it today and hope to get another one. Thanks a lot you are sureley very helpfull and indespensible.
I just came back from the dealer & we tried out the MMC and it was faulty also on his phone(he has a 6230i as well) we also tried 2 other cards and they all failed so i'll move on 2 a diff brand a 1gb card thanks again.You ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!
As I said, If NONE of that WORKS you just have to do what I did once again and take out the MMC and put it back in until the password lock have disappeared. Have faith.
I'm sorry about your problematic memory card. Let me tell you my story and then you can try a thing or two with yours.
I assigned a password to my MMC (not recommended). One day I used my Card Reader put some stuff on the phone and I don't quite remember what happened before the MMC went back into the phone but let's just say that it wasn't smooth sailing in terms of shutting down the Card Reader in Windows XP before taking out the MMC out of the Card Reader.
When I put the MMC back in the phone it was password locked...now remember, I assigned a password so I said to myself no problem. I put in my password about 10 times and it didn't work so I took out the MMC and re-insert it back into the phone and tried again, same thing, I had to take it out and put in back in about 8 times before it accepted the password. Ever since that I disabled the password for good. I realised that EVEN if I DIDN'T assign a password from the beginning, the phone would have prompted me for one in that rare instance, which is what you are facing now.
Shola, take my advice, you can do it, you can restore your MMC back in a normal working condition. Try turning the phone off, then take out the battery, memory card, SIM card and leave them out for a while. Sometimes when the battery is out for a while it restores several things in the phone...you can say it frees up the RAM (Random Access Memory).
If it still doesn't work do a factory reset then turn off the phone immediately, once the phone has shut down, press and hold the power button for 30 secs. or more, then take out the battery and MMC and leave them out for about 5 mins.
If NONE of that you just have to do what I did once again and take out the MMC and put it back in until the password lock have disappeared.
A question, ARE YOU SURE NOBODY FOOLED AROUND YOUR PHONE AND PUT A PASSWORD ON YOUR MMC ? Because if somebody did NONE OF WHAT I'M TELLING YOU WILL WORK UNTIL A PASSWORD IS TYPED IN THE PHONE.
I have given you all my suggestions, there's nothing more I can say to help you.
For the record though, the password feature is VERY RISKY and is done at the owner's risk. If the password should be forgotten the MMC will ONLY work in the phone which assigned the password to it UNLESS a similar case like SHOLA's should happen where the phone falls or some unusual and rare malfuntion happens, in that case NOT even the phone which assigned the password will be able to use the MMC. Once you assign a password it WON'T work in any other device, whether it be a phone, digital camera, MP3 Player, GPS and other devices that uses MMC you name it...NOT even a Card Reader! In fact, you NEED to remove the password BEFORE inserting the MMC in a Card Reader because Card Readers DON'T ask for passwords, instead the computer WILL FREEZE and you will have to remove the MMC from the Card Reader for the computer to stabilize again. A friend of mine said he assigned a password to their MMC and forgot the password and ended up throwing away the MMC...that is how SERIOUS this password protection is! There's NO BYPASS, you HAVE to remember the password in order to unlock the MEMORY CARD !!! Nokia 6230 owners use this password lock feature at their own risk!!! Don't say you weren't warned.
To Original Jamaican
thanks 4 the input again thanks so much. Just imagine my MMC 512 is not working properly wen i put an mp3 file in 2 the card it corrupts the files making it not to play at all. Am returning it today and hope to get another one. Thanks a lot you are very helpfull
To answer both questions in regards to the reason for size differences for MMC on screen compared to what is on the label and the best MMC for the Nokia 6230:
First of all, you DON'T get the actual size quoted on the label due to formatting data which needs to be on the MMC for it to function properly. I know it sucks but that's just the way it is. Let me explain more into details.
The quoted size as seen on the label is actually true but in order for the memory card to function it needs to have internal data which NO CUSTOMER can modify. However, depending on the MMC brand you will get a bit more storage space because some MMCs doesn't require an extensive amount of system data on the card. When you buy a 512MB MMC, that is the overall size but the internal system data takes away 16.8MB, which we could all make good use of, sadly.
As I said before, depending on the brand MMC you can get a bit more, for example, I purchased a A-Data 'My Flash' 512MB MMC and the size shown on screen was 495.2MB. For personal reasons I exchanged it for a Kingston 512MB MMC and the size shown on screen was 497.4MB which is an additional 2.2MB compared to to the A-Data. One disadvantage though is that the Kingston costs more than the A-Data. So JUDE as you can see, the amount of storage you get varies from brand to brand.
To answer your question as to which MMC
So far I have come across four MMC brands and sizes which worked flawlessly:
1. A-Data 'My Flash' 512MB (RS-MMC)
2. Kingston 512MB (RS-MMC)
3. Transcend 1GB (MMC Plus!)
4. Supertalent 256MB (MMC Plus!)
The MMC Mobile is a combination of MMC Plus! and RS-MMC...meaning you get the speed of the new technology MMCs in a reduced size (RS). All the MMC types out there are related to each other in one way or the other.
There are others which is said to work like a charm. You just have to test other brands and see for yourself. I have pointed out the ones which I KNOW works. Take care JUDE.
does anyone know what the IM client is for this phone? mine got erased when i upgraded to v 5.50. is there a way i can download it and install it to my menu? i dont want to go to "collection" to acess it i want it on m menu. thanks.
used one in good condition with original cover and keypad available here for around US$95 to 100.
I have a 6230 with the 05.35 firmware version, witch is the best one so far. The is faster, and I have no software breakdows. To answer to some questions: In my opinion the best MMC you can buy is Kingstone. To define a password to the card all you have to do is to press options insted of opening the MMC file. In my opinion this is one of the best Nokia fhones ever. Have you ever tried to connect a PC to the net using the internel phone modem??? It's amazing...
I'm a Computer Technician as well as an accountant. I mostly indulge in the computer line of things though. Everything pertaining to computing that's me.
I have a 1GB and it's WORKING FINE.
As I said before, I tried my 1GB in a phone with a similar firmware like yours and it worked fine. The only problem is that firmware 4.28 and similar firmwares show a 1GB MMC as 80MB but it works and you can store 1GB of data on it just the same. Try it for yourself and see. I use a TRANSCEND 1GB.
O_Jamaican.....thank a lot for the info on the screens. you seem to know a lot'bout mobile phones. i appreciate one can consult you for free and seek you advise. i am not inquesitive, by the way what is your profession???? you don't need to answer my question if you don't want to. take care.
To Original Jamaican
Sorry 4got to add on...What type of mmc cards does the 6230 & 6230i coz my 128mb is RS-MMC and my 512mb an MMC Mobile but the seem to work fine esp the 128 mb which i have had since i bought my phone on the 2nd of December and i bought the 512 2day....... Piz reply
To Original Jamaican
Thanks 4 the feed back about the software, the thing is i have a 128mb card and i had some rather big mp3 files on it so i used the software 2 compress them thats wen the trouble would start so the files played perfectly B4 converting them using the software.I take ur advice and try 2 download the latest version.Also i have just bought an 'Advance' 512mb mmc and it shows total size as 495.2 mb also my 128mb shows as 122.2mbm, i know its normal, but why is that?