Problem with micro SD causes acekard 2i to stay stuck on loading scree

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    I bought an 8G micro SD card to use with my acekard 2i for the DSi. It was originally working fine with a few games I put on there, but I took the micro SD card out of the acekard to put more games on it with my computer and it stopped working. I think this happened after I took the micro SD card out of the acekard, it felt like it got caught a little and pulled something. My computer still recognizes the SD card when I put it in my card reader, but when I try to open the SD card folder my computer freezes up a little, and tells me I need to format my SD card before use. I already formatted it when I first got it and it had been working properly. When I try to format my card (either with windows or another program I downloaded) I get an error saying the disk or card is not supported or it is unable to format. I don't know what to do and I don't want to have to go out and buy another micro SD card. Right now since I can't format my micro SD card, when I put it into my acekard it still shows up on my dsi but the software stays stuck on the loading screen. Any comments or suggestions will help, thank you!
     
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    What card reader do you use? A real card reader, or the USB adapter that comes with the Acekard 2? Does it support SDHC?
     
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    To put games on there in the first place it would have had to been SDHC compatible.
     
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    It's never wrong to ask, because sometimes people have two or more readers, but then they use the non SDHC one, and it doesn't work, and then they come here complaining.
     
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    I have an 8G micro sdhc card, and am using a regular sandisk card adapter to tranfer files from the card reader on my laptop. I also tried putting my micro sd in the adapter and inserting it into a digital camera to format it, but there was still a formatting error. [​IMG]
     
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    I am using the non sdhc adapter because that is the only one I had. I bought the micro sd from a company called deal extreme, they are located in Hong Kong and simply taped that adapter to the back of my micro sd. If I really need a micro sdhc adapter to use with my micro sdhc card, then why on earth did it work the first time... [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG]

    Also, this picture from a website I found explains that sdhc cards should be compatible with regular sd adapters, so I don't think that's the issue here.
     
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    That picture shows SD device is not compatible with SDHC card. However SDHC device is compatible with SD and SDHC.
     
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    Okay, sorry, you're right. That picture looked like it was implying micro sd cards and adapters being used with devices. Allright, so then why is every website I look at shipping regular sd card adapters with their micro sdhc cards like what happened to me? That's crazy, I saw about 10 websites selling micro sdhc with sd adapters, shouldn't they know not to do that? And why did it originally work first? *sigh*
     
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    The SDHC card reader thing should not be a problem. I've also got a 8gb micro sdhc card, and a non sdhc card reader, and it works like a charm. Maybe you've broken something in or on you microsdhc card. Try borrowing another sd card and see if that works in your acekard or sdreader.
     
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    Yeah, I didn't think it would be a problem either, it originally worked fine, but like I said, I think I broke or pulled something on my micro sd when I was taking it out of my acekard. As soon as I get home I will try putting a different micro sd card in my reader and seeing if that works. I think I am going to have to end up buying a new micro sd card.
     
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    you probably will. Check if you can see something on the outside, like one of the contacts is scratched or broken off. Maybe if you heard a real breaking noise, you might even have broken the memory inside.
     
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    So a microSD card with a SD reader won't work for Acekard 2i?

    That's all I have money for, do I need to dish out more to get the SDHC setup going or what?
    I can understand anything, somebody just has to explain it so a fourthgrader can comprehend it.
     
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    Regular microSD cards work just fine with Acekard 2. I have one 1GB Sandisk and it works perfectly.
     
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    Yeah, I tried putting a different micro sd card (2g sd) in my adapter and my computer reads it and so does my acekard2i. So I guess I must have messed something up on my micro sdhc. Bummer, that thing was 8 gigs. [​IMG] Now I have to go buy a new one. I guess the lesson learned is these things are fuckin' tiny and you have to be really gentle with them.
     

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