No, the internal Micro SD card is under a sticker in the battery compartment. All you need to do is take out the battery and remove the sticker. Then the sd card is under a little door that pops up.
I thought about resizing the SD card, but wasn't sure what needed to be resized. There are several partitions, only one of which is the actual data partition. I tried resizing the data partition and that didn't work.
I was asking Konrad for advice, so maybe he doesn't want to talk to me if I don't want to buy a card from him.
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That's weird. I actually asked him a similar thing, well I actually asked him if there was a debug mode to back up my internal sd card on my old stream2 because the sd card reader broke and was no longer reading cards. He gave me an honest answer of no, that there was no debug mode, or at least no user accessible one. I was thinking if he repaired the device and put new micro sd cards in, he'd know. And he did, and the answer was no, and that's completely understandable.
Oh, and that would explain why the sticker is harder to remove. Because of what's under it. Lol! Thing though, is does the adhesive remain, or is it a once and done? Just wondering in case that door isn't exactly secure.
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Well, the sticker's off, and the back is where the adhesive is, not the sticker itself. Now for the door itself. What's the trick to that?
The door slides, then lifts up. If you slide it toward the end wher the battery contacts are, you should feel a click. You can then lift it up.
No, I think that adhesive is pretty much gone once you remove that.
Nothing's sliding, but there's adhesive on the back of the unit, not the sticker. The sticker has no adhesive whatsoever, i e, I could reattach it and it would stick to the back. Must not be able to slide then?
that's odd. Maybe. Can you feel the little metal door over the card?
Just found out the adhesive isn't effective by the way. It's probably just residue.
I feel the 3 battery contact ridges of course, then plastic casing, then moving up I feel the very small space in between 2 pieces, then what feels like plastic casing is the area where I removed the sticker, with residue from the adhesive still on it.
By the way, my stream2 is the 2 gig model, if that makes any difference.
how large was the sticker you removed? It covers the whole space above that ridge. The smaller section, not the larger one.
If you press on the area where the sticker is, you can actually feel the card under it.
What are the partitions on the card? I know data must be something like 2.67 GB in size. The original second gen Stream only came with a 4 GB card? That is sad.
It's that area nearest the battery latch. I press and I feel a square which must be the card, and if I press to the left or right of that, it appears to be holes underneath, or at least indents.
Chris, being a Linux micro sd card, it must come with a fat32 partition called boot, unless the linux partition was seriously modified in a way that that was removed. Hint hint, if you put an empty file with no extension called ssh into the root of a boot partition, generally speaking, you can get ssh running on it.
One thing I'm thinking regarding this thread is that it would be nice to gain access to the internal storage on the Stream and the Trek when its released and I get mine. I have about 40 BARD books, and 25 book share books in the Stream that I'll want to transfer to the Trek without having to use the Victor Reader's rather slow methods. Preferably without having to do anything physically to the Stream or the Trek that you wouldn't do when using it normally.
Hopefully Humanware will come up with something by the time the Trek is shipping.
The Humanware Companion program works, but is rather slow. I'll use that if nothing better comes around.
Well the good thing is you're not unscrewing anything, so there's absolutely no risk of physical damage to the stream, no static discharge, no stuff like that.
And I believe the sticker I removed from the battery compartment was the only sticker there is.
The entire area over that sd card is a sticker. I needed to get a finger nail under it to remove it.
I removed the sticker. You know, the one that covers about half the width of that area. The one that's obvious that it's a sticker. So you're saying there's a sticker under that?
And do you mean put a fingernail in that slit between the two parts of the casing, then pull it open? Although you did say you had to slide it so doubt that's the way.
I'm wondering if maybe all of the sticker didn't come off. Mine came off as one rectangular sheet, with no adhesive left behind.
Does anyone have a way of getting in touch with Konrad so he could chime in here?
My sticker came off as just a sheet with no adhesive, the rest of the adhesive left on the player.
Where should I start sliding, and how hard should I slide it? It's a plastic thing with a square in the middle and what appear to be indentations on the other sides.
The door lifts up and rests against the end of the player. You slide the door away from the battery latch, then lift it up.