Micro SD card can be detected by 3ds but cannot by computer

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by lunawolf, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. lunawolf
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    Like the title above me says this is happening to my r4 card. The r4 reads it fine and I can fully play with it but I need to update my firmware since I am sharing that card with my brother who accidentally updated his system to the latest update. It stopped working on the T-Flash USB adapter that the r4 came with, and it now stopped working with my adapter. It's not corrupt it is instead says disk cannot be found in drive x and the icon is grayed out, however the adapter seems to detect as it changes the light to the detected light. Is there any possible fixes to my Micro SD card, or is it irreparably broken?
     
  2. Langin

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    It can be both adapters who are broken. The best for you is to try or either another micro SD or buy a new adapter.
     
  3. lunawolf
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    The other adapter (USB port/sd card reader) cannot be broken because I just bought it this morning :).
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  4. PityOnU

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    Try both of the readers with a different micro SD card. Any change?

    Problem is, most micro SD readers I've come into contact with are garbage. Can you try plugging it into your phone?
     
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    Because defective goods, warranties, and RMAs don't exist, right?
     
  6. lunawolf
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    I found out the problem is some faulty contacts on my micro sd card it apparently can be read by the r4 but all other devices i own cannot detect. Looks like that's a twenty dollars down the drain.
     
  7. PityOnU

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    I've heard erasers work well for cleaning contacts
     
  8. lunawolf
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    PityOnU I love you. I tried the erasers method because what the hell and it works! You saved me twenty dollars and a mile walk to the store!
     
  9. PityOnU

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    Love you too, bro