Did I receive a faulty MicroSD Card Reader with my Acekard2 i?

Discussion in 'Acekard' started by xxteargodxx, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. xxteargodxx

    xxteargodxx GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 12, 2010
    United States
    Well here's what happened..I was taking out my Micro SD Card from the Card Reader after putting some stuff onto it. When I pulled it out from the device, I noticed the green little chip inside the Card Reader coming out of it..It came out almost as far as the Micro SD Card was sticking out.

    I dunno if it's faulty or if it is suppose to do that or what. To me it sounds like that little chip inside the SD Card Reader is loose or something. I emailed Acekard's contact information last night, am still waiting for a response.

    This is the device I'm talking about if nobody figured it out.

  2. EyeZ

    EyeZ GBAtemp Addict

    Dec 4, 2009
    Dunno whether you received a faulty one or not, but these readers aren't built to last.

    I have just purchased a Transcend card reader, they are really cheap to buy, so it shouldn't be too much of a problem if yours was faulty (apart from the inconvenience of replacing it)
  3. zhuzhuchina

    zhuzhuchina GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Mar 17, 2008
    we had a lot of usb card reader defective so is common for these card readers, now supercard ds one i got a good usb card reader
  4. obito

    obito I can have a title?! :O

    Jan 21, 2010
    New Zealand
    i have the exact same one. seriously don't use it..
    i screwed up my 2gb sandisk with it.....

    and if i use the reader on anyone elses USB slot, the microSD will get F'd up... not exaggerating. mines seriously retarded.
  5. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvertâ„¢

    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    I got that one, too, and it works fine for me... but yeah, it's cheap.
  6. XWolf

    XWolf GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Oct 9, 2009
    Every free one I have ever had with any AceKard 2i has been faulty. They are just very cheap throwins. Best thing to do is use the one that come with your microSD card. Example - my Kingston 2gb came with a microSD to SD adapter - I then put that into the SD reader I have for my camera.
  7. Hakoda

    Hakoda GBAtemp Addict

    Feb 2, 2008
    United States
    San Jose, CA
    I have two of those and it works wonders. I got one with my M3 Simply and another with my Acekard 2. The one with my M3 Simply looks like that. The case of the MicroSD reader is somewhat translucent right? I dropped it once & the case broke in half exposing the green motherboard which the green you're seeing. I taped it up and it worked fine; mine didn't stick out like that though. Although I prefer the one that came with my AK2 since it had a much darker case and better build. I use that every time I need access to a MicroSD.

    Nevertheless, you're better off buying an another one.

    Actually now that I look at it, it seems that the top cap is incorrect. The two that I own have different size caps. If were to switch the caps, the M3 Simply one would like the one you have. Sorry about that.
  8. Synt4x3rror

    Synt4x3rror Advanced Member

    Jan 13, 2010
    I have one of those and never use it, like previous users said it's not all that reliable

    just buy a new one from a retail store, or you can find some cheap ones on ebay or your favorite online shopping site.
  9. MarkDarkness

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    Dec 17, 2009
    Most are brandless, though... or do you guys have branded ones in the US? I would really like one made by a reliable company such as LG.
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