Did a factory reset on my Tablet last night. I didn't have things in it I minded losing. Seems to be working now, recognizes the SD card. Just wondering if that update comes again, will I be in the same situation.
Once an update is on your Fire tablet it can not be removed, even if you factory reset...
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Auto update last night to Fire OS 188.8.131.52 and now it says my Micro SD card was removed incorrectly. I've restarted and removed the card twice. It recognizes it for a few seconds then gives me the same nastygram about removing incorrectly. Obviously something to to with the update. Guess I will try to throw my issue onto the pile. Why can't they just leave things alone???
I did the 40+ second reboot a few times and noticed the same behavior. Further, after removing and reinstalling the SD card, the same behavior occurs; a few seconds of recognition then the error message "SD Card Unexpectedly Removed." Even selected "Safely Remove SD Card" during the few seconds of card recognition with same negative results. Called and messaged customer support with this info and received two different solutions. Message box said do a factory reset. Phone call said that Fire engineers are aware of this problem. Further, this is a temporary OS update and another OS update beginning with 6 will fix this issue. No time frame other than "soon."
So, I backed up and did a factory reset. All is good. We'll see what the next OS update does, eh?
Mine hasn't recognized the extra SD card since yesterday morning (Sat. 11-10). Spent hours on it, everything tried, SHORT of factory reset. Why eliminate everything if these Amazon idiots are going to do another update? Why couldn't they at least "message" everybody AHEAD of time about the forthcoming update? MAYBE removing the SD card AHEAD of time would have prevented it?? (I know, I know .... probably not; still .... why not?) And why not inform everybody AFTERWARDS of the glitch, at least on a Google release? It would have saved all of us a lot of time (plus popping the damn card in and out, over and over). You're the only information I was able to find about it - thanks for the heads-up.
I contacted support today after seeing this thread. After a long wait so they could research the answer they switched me to a different rep who told me that this is an open issue that technical support is aware of and they are hoping to resolve it soon but didn't have an ETA.
I'm having the same problem. Yesterday I lucked out and I got it to recognize my sd card. Today, however is a different day. It doesn't recognize it and I did the exact same thing as yesterday. I'm not a happy camper.
Finally (and, I don't mean that snarkily ....) - thanks. It DID come through late Saturday night, DID automatically return my added SD card - everything was retained on it. Didn't have to remove the extra card, didn't have to reformat it, etc. Apparently, all's good. But - I know this isn't an official Amazon complaint site, but it was literally the only place information was available about this glitch - next time PUT OUT A NOTICE ON POSSIBLE ON-GOING UPDATE PROBLEMS (say, maybe a Google statement???). I ended up ordering a new, replacement SD card a couple of days as "Plan B"; in case a new update wasn't forthcoming. That's not fair, guys.