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micro SD card not detected on Venus GX

I have this strange issue since always... I have a VenusGX for some years now, and I never got it to detect any SD card. Never really needed it, but now I'm curious. What could be the problem?

Today I ejected and replaced by another card, 2 GB size, FAT32. Same result, no "storage found".

What is really strange is that the original SD card, 1 GB, FAT 32 when put on PC shows this:

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It has files, one is from yesterday!

What is going on here? Why VEnus can't detect it but does write in to it?

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mvader (Victron Energy) answered ·

Hi, where do you see “no storage found”?


and what do you want to do with the card?

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Elimac avatar image Elimac commented ·

Hi, I see it in 3 different places in Venus OS:

1. Settings - VRM Online Portal

2. Settings - Backup & Restore

3. Seetings - Firmware - Install firmware from SD/USB

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1632728090947.pngAt the moment I don't have a purpose to the SD, but may have in the future. The SD is in the slot for years now, just really curious what am I doing wrong. SD is 1Gb / FAT 32. Tried a spare one with same result... I thought in formating again in EXT, but can't be it, can it?

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Elimac answered ·

Well, it turns out the SD cards weren't formatted in FAT32. They were in FAT16.

I formatted (both, just to double check) in FAT32 and now both work. I think they should have worked with FAT16, at least is what the manual says, but here you have it, with FAT32 there are no issues - might be of some help to someone.

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william16 avatar image william16 commented ·

Hello,


Thanks for the information, I will try to figure it out for more in IndigoCard.

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mvader (Victron Energy) avatar image mvader (Victron Energy) ♦♦ commented ·

hi, just for the record: we formatted a card with FAT16, tested it in a cerbo and a venus gx, and it works in both.


so perhaps its a flaky (semi damaged and thus unreliable) card, I've seen that before (and quite often).

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Elimac avatar image Elimac mvader (Victron Energy) ♦♦ commented ·
Thanks for the info. Yes, it could be. Both the 1GB and the 2GB SD cards are quite old.
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