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Old 09-13-2012, 01:17 AM   #16
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I'm 99.44% sure your internal 2GB micro-SD card is dying.
So, it is just a standard micro SD card in there?

Alright, i'll have a go at opening the case (if i can find a guide). I might have to give it to my tame Linux expert for the cloning, but shouldn't be too much of an issue.

I have a couple of spare 8Gb cards here, would the Kobo take one? or would it choke on the extra capacity?
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:54 AM   #17
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Got the case open (that was surprisingly easy)

No sign of an internal microSD card - a little googling reveals that it's the Kobo Wifi with the internal card, not the original one

Is there anything i can do while i'm in here, or should i seal it back up and start saving up for a Glo?
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:20 PM   #18
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Got the case open (that was surprisingly easy)

No sign of an internal microSD card - a little googling reveals that it's the Kobo Wifi with the internal card, not the original one

Is there anything i can do while i'm in here, or should i seal it back up and start saving up for a Glo?
It's a standard micro-SD card in the Kobo wifi, so you're good to go. You'll need to remove a few tiny screws and take the whole circuit board out - the SD card is on the back side. It's a lot easier than cracking open the case.

If you clone the 2GB card using 'dd', your 8GB card will look exactly like a 2GB to the Kobo. Theoretically, you can then use 'parted' to resize the partition and make the reader see it as an 8GB card, but that's unexplored territory for me.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:17 PM   #19
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It's a standard micro-SD card in the Kobo wifi, so you're good to go.
I have an original, non-wifi Kobo unfortunately. There's no Micro SD card in there that i could see
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:12 PM   #20
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:17 PM   #21
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Having Original Kobo is the rubber cover on 5 way switch still glued down and not cracked?
Yep, no problems there.

Except for some minor scratches on the bezel, The whole thing is in pretty good condition - considering how much use it's had.
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:14 AM   #23
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Update - It's fixed!!!

For anyone else having the same issue, the fix is:
1. Put an SD card in the expansion slot - this will allow you to load and read books from it for the time being.

2. Fly to Vanuatu.

3. You will notice that the original memory has been restored and functions normally. You can remove the SD card.

I'm not sure if the fix is specific to Vanuatu, or if any French colonial island in the south pacific will suffice.

It looks like it'll keep me going until the Glo is released. There is still no sign of it in Australia yet
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Update - It's fixed!!!


2. Fly to Vanuatu.

3. You will notice that the original memory has been restored and functions normally. You can remove the SD card.

I'm not sure if the fix is specific to Vanuatu, or if any French colonial island in the south pacific will suffice.
Damn I wish I had know about that before I factory restore and upgraded to 2.1.5!!

I wonder if Kobo will start offering special flights out?
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