Category Archives: Nokia N91 Tips

Nokia N91: “Hard Drive Unavailable” Possible fix


I recently had an email from Abhishek, who was receving this error message on his phone.

“Hard Drive Unavailable”

It didnt appear in the phone when He tried to access it  and this all started when he reformatted his phone.

The trick to fixing it as he had discovered was indeed simple.

*#7370#  this is a reset of the phone its self  and did the trick in this case.

Something i thought might help some folks out there.




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Nokia N91: FOTA – Firmware update for N91 How to


Jason ( AKA Death) sent me an email asking if I could post up the steps involved in performing the update to the Nokia N91.

So Jason i have simply reposted your comment.

As im sure Jason will agree , dont do this untill you backup your contacts and data on your phone FIRST!

1. Go to,1522,,00.html?orig=/softwareupdate

2. Click on any PC updateable phone, I chose N70
3. Keep clicking NEXT until you are told to download the PC Nokia Firmware Update program
4. Download and install the program
5. Open it and connect your power cable and USB to the phone. Put it on PC Suite
6. Click Next and agree to the terms which are that all phone settings ect. will be erased. Everything thats on the Hard Drive will stay.
7. Click next and it will download the firmware package. It might take a while. I have 1.5 MB connection and it took about 10 mins to download
8. It will automatically Start installing the firmware. IT IS TOO LATE TO DO ANYTHING AT THIS POINT. do NOT disconnect to anything of that sort.
9. Watch your phone go on and off. Dont panic, it will come back on. It will say “Nokia N91 Test mode” and then you’re done. The phone will turn off.
10. Turn it on and re-do your settings and enjoy your new awsome phone, Lets see if it truly rocks as claimed eh?

Thanks Jason,



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Nokia N91: New Firmware Update 2.00.052

Hi ,

Ive just been informed that there has been a recent update to the Firmware for the Nokia N91.

So far reports are that the only real addtions to the phone are…

Windows DRM version 10,

Better energy management

Id like to get more reports and also need to do the update my self when i get the time.

So if you notice some new bug fixes , improvements let me know here and ill post them for all to see.

Oh and one more thing , I keep seeing the emails and posts from people asking if its possible to download the firmware from the Internet, or have it sent to them.

The Simple answer is NO you MUST go to a Nokia Store or reseller and ask for the update , also it shud not cost you anything at all.

IM hope to get my update soon just need to arrange it with my local Nokia Store, i expect ill have it done by Thursday next week.



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Nokia N91: A carry case that fits!


As some of you will already be aware i had a major issue with Nokia’s CP-69 Carry case for the N91 phone, simpy that it didnt fit it.

Iwasnt alone in this , others had reported the same thing so it was confirmed .
People trusted the Nokia Website as gospel , and why shouldnt they , sure the Company that produces the Nokia N91 should know how to design the perfect carry case for it!

But alas we were all mistaken, and bitten badly thanks to Nokia’s mess of carry case .

How could they get it so worng?? Well i put it simply down to lack of consideration for its customers, certainly it can be seen with the phone its self with many reporting frequent crashes on the first batch that was released on the public at large.

Even the useless blog ” Word on the Blog N91″ tried to defend such a carry case by makeing a post giveing a “fix” that with a little effort the N91 would fit in to the case although a bit tight fitting. Gimme a break will ya! The blog is sponsored by Nokia so im not to surprised by their post to try and bring back some cred to the company that produced such a god awfull case. As my old business teacher told me once, if you want to know who owns who then follow the money trial. In this case Nokia owns the blog and so they say what they are told to say.

Anyway , im glad to say that ive now received a new case , not from Nokia but from a great link post on this very Blog by you the readers ( who arent owned by Nokia ;-))

The link is below…

I have to say many thanks to Paul for the suggestion and it is a perfect fit ( far better then the Nokia CP-69).

The Leather is excellent quality and the rotateing clip is very handy indeed.

So if you guys are looking for a Case id recommend this one.


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Nokia N91: How to perform a soft reset.

Hi Ive noticed this being asked on the web alot so thought id post it here for all to use.

How to reset to my original settings on the Nokia N91 without deleting my files.


You can reset some of the settings to their original values by pressing the Menu key, and selecting Tools > Settings > Device settings > General > Orig. phone settings. To do this, you need the lock code. After resetting, the device may take a longer time to power on. Documents and files are not affected.


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Nokia N91: Which Carry Case do you use?

HI ,

With thiswhole mess of the Nokia N91 case not fitting the phone im still left with no case to put my treasure in to and click on to my belt.

So im here asking for your feedback….

If you use a case, which one is it??
Does it fit well on your phone and where did you get it from??

Looking forward to hearing the replies.



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Nokia N91: ACC files Skip when loading

Greg has just sent me in this email which im sure everyone else has experienced includeing myself


Hey Mac,

I saw that you use AAC files on your phone and don’t seem to have any
trouble. But with my N91 any AAC songs that I put on always seem to
skip in the beginning of the song (when loading). I tried several bit
rates of AAC and MP3 files and the MP3’s worked fine, while all the
AAC songs seem to skip. I reformatted the harddrive a few times and
tried many different CD’s and songs. I used iTunes on my iBook to rip
the CD’s.

I emailed and called Nokia several times about this problem and
overall they told me they don’t support the macintosh or any third-
party programs involved with the AAC files. They told me it was never
tested with a macintosh (even though the Nokia Music Manager program
seems to exist) and although it says 3,000 AAC files fit on the
phone, that was never actually tested either. It was really frustrating.

But I guess my question is: have you  heard of any problems with AAC
files on the N91? And do you know of any other ways to correct the


P.S.  I bought my N91 from and the firmware info is

v 1.10.030
N91 (17.01)


HI Greg , Thanks for the well written email you’d be surprised how many emails i get that are very badly written.

With regards your issue I infact do have the same problem although its not something that bothers me all that much.

For me when a song is loading it will play it for about a sec or two stop for about 2-3 seconds more and then play correctly from then on .

I belive the reason is this.

The Phone may well be loading the song from the Harddrive in to the phones memory, if the phones own memory ( NOT the Harddrive) is full then i belive this will cause the issue.

Its not something that ive done but i belive the best way to sort it is to make sure that the phone memory is not full at the time you are playing your music, try these tips….

  1. Make sure that any Apps that you are not useing are closed.
  2. Clear the cache Memory
  3.  What is the cache memory on my Nokia device for?

    A: A cache is a memory location that is used to store data temporarily. The information or services you have accessed are stored in the cache memory of the device. To empty the cache, select Options > Advanced options > Clear cache.

    I hope this helps.



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