How To Install a MicroSD Card Into a BlackBerry That Does Not Have an Externally Accessible Media Card Slot

By Kevin Michaluk on 12 Jun 2008 01:02 am EDT
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This is what I call an environmentally friendly blog post, as it has been made from recycled material :-)

Back in October we posted a BlackBerry 101 Lecture on How to Install a Media Card into a BlackBerry, specifically one that does not have an externally accessible media card slot (at that time no BlackBerry smartphones on the market did). With the Pearl "2" and BlackBerry Bold having external media card access (we'll forgive RIM for the 8330 not having this) I was certain the days of having to pull the battery out of the device to access the media card were long gone.

If the latest rumors on the BlackBerry Thunder prove to be true, then it looks like I'm wrong as the Thunder's MicroSD card slot will be tucked away under the battery. It's annoying, but it does make for a "better looking" device. And if these MicroSDHC cards up their way to 16 gigs, you at least won't have to swap it out that often.

This being the case, and with many new BlackBerry Curve 8330 users finding their way to CrackBerry.com, it seems an appropriate time to re-run the How To Install a Media Card Into a BlackBerry video above. The video has nearly 30,000 views on YouTube and I still receive one to two Thank You emails a week for putting it up there, so I know there are at least a few new-to-BlackBerry users out there who will appreciate this.

14 comments

Trev not logged in.

when i bought my pearl at best buy, i asked the lady to put the sim card in for me, not becuz i would kno how, just so the phone would reconize it on first bootup and i wouldnt have a problem wit anything (memory wise). trusting her 'profession' mobile expertise, i didnt pay much attention to what she was doing. after about 5 mins of messing with it, she tells me shes havin some trouble becuz her hands are sore or something, so i say ok, ill do it later.

i get home with my phone and look, and the silver clip is bent, and wouldnt function right for me at all.

eventually i put everything in order and installed the card no problem.

just funny how the girl didnt kno crap.

kimandkam

I thought I was going to have to go to a tech center to get it put in but I see that it is easier than I thought.

Thanks Crackberry.

Anonymous

Thanks for this video!

As a Treo convert - this one had me baffled :-)

Anonymous

Thank you so much! I just bought the exact same 4GB microsdhc card from Office Depot. I was seduced by the 50% off price. I was worried I'd have to be tacky and take my "Non-Verizon Brand" card into the store to have them insert it, but THANK you for showing how easy it is to do it ourselves!

metroII

Does the 8703e have it?

DixieBell

Kevin,
I just have to add my thank you for showing me how to load the media card. I am amazed that nowhere in the directions from the phone manufacturer/company did it tell me how to do that. Neither did the sales person at the store! Thank goodness for Google and you!

jeff.wilson2000

I just added an 8 GB microSD card to my Verizon 8330, and it works a peach! Thanks for the video, made it a piece of cake.

Note that my sliding metal clip was a little "sticky" at first - I had to put a fair bit of pressure on it to "unlock" it. I was a little concerned about breaking it, to be truthful. Once I did that, though, it accepted the card and everything booted fine. The OS recognized 7.6 GB as soon as it rebooted (I am running OS version 4.5.066). Thanks again!

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Anonymous

thank you!!! very helpful.--blackberry newbie

jdmgreg

Thanks so much! I'm a big time noob to this so it helped me out. Didn't want to break my card by trying to jam it in there...

audiochemistree

Had a blackberry 8110. (Pearl) on t-mobile. I busted the clip trying to get the card in and lost it. I just rested the memory in there and stuck the battery in and it held it but it wouldn't read from time to time. When I got my curve I was extremely careful this time and I taught muself well. Haha! I got big ogre fingers so it was tough but I can do it easily every time now in my 8330.

audiochemistree

Had a blackberry 8110. (Pearl) on t-mobile. I busted the clip trying to get the card in and lost it. I just rested the memory in there and stuck the battery in and it held it but it wouldn't read from time to time. When I got my curve I was extremely careful this time and I taught muself well. Haha! I got big ogre fingers so it was tough but I can do it easily every time now in my 8330.

lbpickett

Many thanks for taking the time to post this video and solution. Installing an sd card shouldn't be so intimidating, but the fragile appearance of the card alone had me freaked! Thanks for taking the edge off the process!