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Internal v. External Memory


Aug 20, 2008, 5:09 AM
Does anyone know how to access the phone's internal/external memory simultaneously? At least for now, when the SD card is in the phone, I can only access the external memory (SD card). If I take out the SD card, then I'm able to access the phone's internal memory. This is true whether I'm using Rhapsody or Window's Media Player.

It's a bit of pain taking out the SD card every time I want to access the internal memory. Does anyone know of an easier way? Thanks. Shocked

Aug 20, 2008, 2:39 PM
Exactly what kind of problems are you having?

I have an 8gb sd card in my Choc 3. I use the bluetooth file transfer system in OSX and the C3 to transfer files from my iTunes music library. I can transfer the mp3 files to the internal phone memory or the sd card and the phone has no problem finding or playing them. I don't use Rhapsody or Windows Media Player.


Aug 20, 2008, 8:04 PM
Thanks Dan for the reply. I don't have OSX system, but Window's Vista. Perhaps that's my problem.

Currently, there is approx 889 Mb of memory in the choco 3 internal drive that is dedicated to music. The only way I can access this internal memory is by running the LG USBAutoRun.exe file and choosing Music Sync option (which takes me to Rhapsody). Afterwards, I can copy music files from my computer and download it directly into the phone's internal memory.

However, when SD card is inserted, the LG USBAutoRun.exe will only recognize the SD external drive as the only drive for storing music. I can't access the choco 3 internal memory. Thus, in order for me to use the full 3Gb of memory (~1G of internal + 2G SD card), I have to pul...

Aug 20, 2008, 8:41 PM

Aug 20, 2008, 10:09 PM
Ok. I think I understand your situation now. It seems that the program you are using on your Windows pc will only allow you to transfer your music files to:

1. The SD card if installed or
2. The Phone's memory if there is no SD card.

I'm also assuming you are not having a playback problem, just a transfer problem and are trying to max out the available memory without having to pull out the SD card.

I would suggest the following:

1. Leave the SD card installed.
2. Use your transfer program to put you music on the sd card.
3. Transfer ("Move") files as required to the phones internal memory. Example: Use the Music menus to display some music files then select Options. One of the options is "Move to Phone." S...

Aug 21, 2008, 12:33 PM
Thank you all for your response. I'll give both a try.

Jan 18, 2009, 4:28 PM
dansyacht said:
I have an 8gb sd card in my Choc 3.

I have a similar issue.

I can't seem to load very many MP3 files on my 8 Gbyte card. If I do it causes the phone (chocolate 3) to reboot at the end of the initialize.

Also, I had to put the files at the root of the MyMusic directory on the formated card (no sub directories allowed).

Are you have any problems?
How much free space is left on your 8 Gbyte card.


Feb 4, 2009, 1:14 PM
I had a similar problem loading mp3 files from my Mac. My problem is I have an older eMac (usb 1.0 only) so it would not work directly with an 8 gig card. I began by getting a cheep usb bluetooth dongle and pairing up the C3 with the eMac. After pairing I transfer mp3 files as follows:

1. From iTunes find the songs you want to transfer.
2. Drag the files to your Public/Drop Box folder.
3. From the bluetooth utility menu select Browse Device.
4. Double click LG VX8560.
5. Double click on MyMusic.
6. Click on the Send button.
7. Go to the Drop Box folder and select the files to transfer and click send. The transfer will occur.
8. After transferring files you can erase the copies from the drop box folder.

The files go to...

Feb 4, 2009, 7:51 PM
OH NO, You are over 3 gig!!!

You are almost to the limit, it was somewhere between 3 and 4 gig for me.

Once I hit this problem area, I was no longer able to play misic from the external 8 gig card (Unless I removed some files so I was again below the limit).

Here's what happened:
When I inserted the card and tryed to play a song, this starts a load sequence. After the last song is loaded the phone would reboot and none of the songs were available.

Getting the files on the card was no problem for me. The issue was how much I was able to store on the external 8 gig card before it would wig out.

I contacted my wireless phone provider and they tryed software updates, different 8 gig cards and even different Choclate 3 phones. No ...

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