MicroSD Adapter Failure: Any ideas?

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by Azoth2090, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. Azoth2090

    Azoth2090 GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 25, 2010
    United States
    the computer room
    Hey guys, I've been having this issue for a while now where my adapter was half ass reading my microSD cards and lately it's been gradually getting worse, I mean regular cards work fine but this one particular adapter just refuses to read unless it feels like it. Anyone have any idea as to what the problem could be?
  2. The Pink Gato

    The Pink Gato GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 13, 2009
    United States
    Candy Mountain with Mitch
    This has happened to me before.
    I usually just tried a new card, by the adapter may not be reading(missing prongs?) because the card/adapter is broken.
  3. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

    Apr 21, 2008
    London, UK
    Dirt on the contacts, or just the contacts wearing down. If it's one of those cheap MicroSD adaptors you get for free with some products (like the M3 Real) then they have a life expectancy of 2 weeks. If it's one of those multi-media readers, then they have a life expectancy of 4-8 months.

    When dealing with MicroSD, I prefer the MicroSD-SD adaptors you get with most MicroSD cards. SD is so much easier to deal with than MicroSD.
  4. JohnLoco

    JohnLoco GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 20, 2010
    My AKi broke down on me.
    Bought a new one for the same price as the card itself [​IMG]