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?
How do you create a password for your memory card?
I have tried creating a password, but the phone needs a paasword first before I can create one.
There is no password on the memory card, as the phone do not need a password when you enter it.
this phone is great. i have a few questions though. yesterday i upgraded my nokia 6230 v4.44 to a v5.50 is 5.50 the latest? another thing the guy mentioned to me was that my nokia was "made in china" and its a big risk if i update it, is that true or is it BS? i upgraded it anyways, and my phone is fine, but i have a nokia 6230b which has fw v5.35 and its also made in china, and i dont want to risk it breaking if i upgrade or downgrade the fw. my last and final question is, before the upgrade to 5.50, my phone had a "IM" instant messenger application, after the upgrade i dont have it anymore, is there a way i can get this program? and put it back on the menu list? does anyone know what that application is called? i have it on my 6230b as well. but now my 6230 newly upgraded, does not have it. anyways, thanks.
Have you ever assigned a password to your memory card ?
I had that problem before and the only way I was able to fix the problem was to repeatedly take out the memory card and put it back in.
Well Lewy as I said before any firmware below 5.24 will show a 1GB MMC as 80MB but you can still store up to 1GB worth of data on the memory card. Go ahead and put in a 1GB your phone can handle it.
My phone fell down and the memory card was locked,
I ve tried everything that I knew about it.
what i can do ? to regain the memory card.
The answer to your question is YES, your phone can read a 1GB MMC. The fact that you just purchased your 6230 I suspect you would have gotten the latest firmware which is 5.50. However, once you have v5.24 or later you will see the correct statistics for your memory card which includes capacity, used and free space.
If you have a firmware older than 5.24, whenever you check the memory size, you will see something like 80MB but you can ignore that because you can store stuff on the card going over that 80MB all the way up to 1GB. You just WON'T know how much capacity is really being used.
firmwares 5.24, 5.26. 5.35 and 5.50 shows the correct capacity, used and free space. As I said before firmware 5.50 is the latest, which you may have seeing that you just got your phone. Use the procedure I told you about yesterday in order to know which firmware your phone has then you can know what to expect when you check the MMC statistics.
I have a 1GB memory card and with my 5.24, the phone tells me that the total capacity is 991.2MB (which is normal due to file system etc.). I have a Transcend 1GB.
What brand MMC (MultiMedia Card) do you have in mind to use with your phone ?