Several months ago, my reader (the solid black casing version similar to what is pictured) died. The card is fine, as I had it tested with another local owner, so let's not go off point about this fact. I'm not certain as to what exactly is wrong with the reader. The information about malfunctions is vague and scattered across many forums. I'm trying to learn from anyone who has personally suffered this defect as to how it could be solved or fixed. There is also another solution possible that I've been told. There is an off-market clone of the G6 Real that uses the same, exact reader. I presently cannot find the product's name or where it is sold. If I could find out what it is, perhaps I could contact a vendor of it and seek ordering a reader from one. Also, if anyone here has a "spare" reader (your G6 Real having died and what not), then I may be interested in speaking with you in private about procuring yours for my use. Before anyone asks, I do not have any plans to sell my G6 DS Real once fixing or replacing my reader. Thanks in advance for any worthwhile input into this matter.