M3 branded micro SD card reader...

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  1. Schizoanalysis
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    Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

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    ...for the life of me I don't know how to get the micro SD card reader that comes with M3i Zero to work...


    ...I mean, where do I stick in the micro SD card? Does the blue cap thing come off or...


    ...am I missing something?







    Thanks!
     


  2. FlashX007

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    I wonder that too I recently got a M3i Zero as well and I do not know how to use that either. Mine came pre-patched so I don't need to upgrade it's core.
     
  3. kevin1231

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  4. thedicemaster

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    best option is to throw the reader away.
    those readers are often unreliable, and the more recent ones often have a badly done casing which due to very common factory defects have a too small hole for the microSD.

    other methods which may damage either the reader or microSD are to just push a microSD in untill it goes in, or to cut the edges of the hole a little more open with a pocket knife.
     
  5. Schizoanalysis
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    Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

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    Ah!


    Excellent! Thank you for your help... I have another micro SD reader I use, but I wondered how on earth the M3 one was supposed to work...
     
  6. IAmTheRad

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    Simple answer: it doesn't.
     
  7. al5911

    al5911 GBAtemp Regular

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    My god people...as easy as slide in your micro sd into the ONLY tiny slot on the card reader !!!YEP, the slot by the way is too tight.So either you force slide in your micro sd (don't break your micro sd tho [​IMG]) or you have to trim off the tiny little slot to make it bigger ...and the card reader itself is very good TBH.I use it everyday without a single problem.
     
  8. thedicemaster

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    i prefer to wait for a little more good experiences.
    in the past it happened too that some people had no problems at all, while others had the readers die on them.
    the reader that came with my m3real(about 2 years ago i think) died on me within the 1st week, and almost took my microSD with it.
    only my phone could format it, windows froze when i inserted it.
     
  9. spinal_cord

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    Mine worked fine, the only thing was after a little while it fell apart because the plastic is really thin and cheap. You're better off buying a one from your local store than using a free one.
     
  10. nilly

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    OMG! This thread is amazing, im laughing and loling my ass off.. [​IMG][​IMG] i just can't belive this isnt a april foolsday prank.. omg still laughing..

    BTW Those small nifty readers work like pro, i have two, as i have two m3i's, both works great, i recommend using them, the size is practical to.
     
  11. al5911

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    L O L . . .
     
  12. nilly

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    Yah i know im still like all LOLing. thanks for some laughs, and please try again.
     
  13. RchUncleSkeleton

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    seriously....people these days! Does everything have to have a diagram printed on it for you to figure out how to use it? Common sense people, common sense, use it!
     
  14. anaxs

    anaxs got milk, got candy

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    your moms jeans pocket
    you put it in the blue lid thingy, but my brother never got his to wrok, its all plastic and bootleggedy -.-
     
  15. L551

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    Yeah the MSD slot is really tight I thought I was going to break it.

    Curiously, it has the same shape as a SanDisk reader, so I thought it was just a rebranded SanDisk one.
     
  16. bluejays

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    reminds me off my old r4 reader..it was defected (as in really tight and pushing hard was required) and it would scratch the side with the memory capacity size written on it.
     
  17. nilly

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    Don't call it a lid, these people will start popping lids on this things, everything is gonna go haywire! trying to open the lid with knifes and forks, probably ending up trying to open it with a gun.

    I say its good shizt! thums up. low cost good value works like a charm (and i got 2x to)
     
  18. RchUncleSkeleton

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    I had bought an m3 real for my gf and it came with one of these pieces of junk, the second time I used it the plastic inside keeping the card from going past the contacts on the reader broke and you had to mess with it to get it in the exact position for it to read. Luckily I had two other m3 reals previously which came with the good old black brick card readers which have been going strong for almost 2 years with no problems. My suggestion is do not use the little garbage m3 branded readers and instead if your card did come with one, throw it away and buy a decent reader for $2 online.
     
  19. TwinRetro

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    All I had to do to make mine work was to put SLIGHT force on the bottom of the SD card. then it will bypass the crappily molded lip that everyone is having trouble getting past.
     
  20. bluejays

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    When i bought my m3izero the slot where the m3 branded usb thing was supposed to be didnt have it and instead o had the black brick shaped one =). Easy slide easy use easy to put cap on sleek and black.