Galaxy Ace won't connect to wireless, and falsely accuses me of removing the sd card.

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Two things:
My Samsung Galaxy Ace has suddenly stopped picking up wireless signals. It says all remembered networks are out of range, and doesn't pick up a signal when I am in range of any new networks either.
It also has taken to occasionally scolding me for removing my sd card without properly unmounting it, when I have not removed the card at all and it's clearly still in the phone. Then all data I have stored on my sd card is unavailable until the phone decides the card has been mounted again.
Are there any ways to fix these problems or is this phone just a piece of junk?
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Maggie MacNevin

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I've managed to solve a number of issues with the Ace by gaining root access and installing a variety of custom ROM's. Unfortunately, the Ace is an aging device and is known to have a number of problems, including those that you have mentioned, so you're probably better off looking for a more reliable device.

A hard reset or factory reset generally clears up the wireless issue but it will wipe your device completely. The problem with the SD card usually indicates that it's nearing full capacity. If you're using the 4 GB microSD that was included with your Ace, check to make sure the card isn't full by going into; Settings > SD card and phone storage, to see how much available space is left.

To perform a hard reset, go to: Settings > Privacy > Factory data reset. If you want to format the microSD card, place a check mark in the format SD card box. Again this will wipe everything from your Ace and restore it to a factory default state.