@Timp - I think you miss my point mate - the cost is irrelevant as its a matter of principle (and law as it happens) - But ok, the £4 (plus delivery) saving is still the same ballpark anyway (and of course I have said that I'd have to trade up to a 32gb, as we only need more storage over the years..)
and seriously, I tried 4 other memory sticks as I have 4 other sticks! I really don't need anymore!
*note that I also said (mostly in jest) that the letter would be sent after the problem was solved..
- thanks for the NAM suggestion, I'll give that a google.
@Solidsponge - to be honest the brand or quality of the Transcend is logically irrelevant as it still works in every other device I put it in including another Mini - as far as testing is concerned, it proves the stick is ok, as I have said. Also, the other sticks work in my car, proving that the car doesn't have an issue with USB in general, its just my stick.
Yes the cars under warranty! It's less than a year old! This is the point! I almost bought a VW or SEAT (owned both before), and if I had this issue with them it would get sorted!
Sorry dude but there is no need to defrag solid state memory as it does not have the physical seek issues that HDD's have (they do not have any moving parts at all, thus take the same time to retrieve data no matter which memory location it is located in)
as for the format, I have done all of that: Fat32, NTFS, quick, full, relabe/no label etc.
The point is that the stick was working, then it wasn't so changing it from how it was when it was working (and it still is functioning in other devices) won't do anything, but thanks anyway.
USB hosts don't recognise a device by its label, but by its permanent ID.
I may have to resort the battery removal trick at the very end!
ps - to b explicit and repeat a sentiment that may have been missed before:
I do not consider this an urgent issue (just a pain in the ***** not to be able to play my toons), but the stereo is clearly not working and thus I am seeking info to get it fixed. If I did think this was urgent/critical I would not be on a forum, I'd have my car in their shop as we speak and I know they would have to honour my warranty claim whether they liked it or not.