Sony Micro Vault Flash Drive

  AndyJ 14:15 01 Feb 2004

I have a Sony Microvault Flash 128MB Flash drive which has been working correctly for several months - just plug it in and away you go.

Now whenever I plug it in I get a "New security device found" and "insert install disk supplied with item"; this is regardless of whether I plug into Main PC or Laptop. So I cannot get access.

The item has never been password locked and I have put in the disc supplied with the drive (which is mainly used for setting password protection). As I say, I've not altered anything and always stopped the device correctly before disconnecting.

But no joy; all other USB devices working perfectly. Any ideas - or anyone encountered this problem?

  jonnytub 14:41 01 Feb 2004


  AndyJ 15:05 01 Feb 2004

No, there's no switch on the drive. Security settings are done via software (which I've never done). Just to be on safe side I downloaded updated security software from Sony - but it says "No Micro Vault found"; it also says no drivers required for XP, which I'm using.

It's a mystery.

  jonnytub 15:49 01 Feb 2004

if it's still under warranty take it back, it sounds like a hardware fault.

  AndyJ 16:32 01 Feb 2004

I'm beginning to think you're probably right. I've emailed Sony, so I'll see if I get a response from them; plus it's still in warranty, so I'll give Dabs a bell tomorrow.

Stay tuned for further progress/results

  AndyJ 16:17 03 Feb 2004

I asked Sony if there was something I had done or was the unit faulty, and the reply I got was "Unfortunately, we are unable to advise on possible faults or repairs via
e-mail"....very helpful...must buy from them again !

Anyway I've concluded it's kaput, so I'll try and get it replaced (if I can find the darn warranty invoice)

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

AMD Radeon Adrenalin release date, new features, compatible graphics cards

8 brilliant character artists speaking at Pictoplasma 2018

iMac Pro release date, UK price & specs

Football : comment regarder la Ligue 1 en direct ?