Problem with opening the microSD card

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Apr 15, 2007
  1. xtreme_power
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    Member xtreme_power GBAtemp Regular

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    I think I ****ed my computer now!

    Ok here is the story

    Usually when I put my microsd card into the reader and plug it into the computer it will detect it. Then I will go and open the drive (J:) where all the stuff on the microSD card is stored.

    But for some reason, it won't do this now. When I plug it in and go to my drive(J:) it says the drive or network is in use so I can't open it. The problem is it's not in use. Or I can't find what is in use so that I can switch it off.

    So I right clicked on the drive(J:) and select disconnect. Then restarted the computer. Now when I go to My Computer to find that drive it is gone! How do I get this drive back?

    Please help! I feel so miserable [​IMG]
     
  2. jalaneme

    Member jalaneme Female Gamer

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    the one supplied with the R4DS not not that good at all, i had problems with it at boot when my whole computer crashed with explorer errors and such, throw it away and buy a memory card reader, at least it will be of better quality.
     
  3. Little

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    OK, so you have a USB card reader? I take it you've tried putting it in and back out etc.
    Have you tried using a different USB port =)
    My card reader doesn't show "disconnect" so its hard to know exactly what you've done. are you running windows
     
  4. xtreme_power
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    I'm sure the usb card reader is working because it's displayed in the safely remove hardware icon when I click on it.

    More importantly, does anyone know how I can get my drive back?
     
  5. Veho

    Global Moderator Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    My computer won't recognise a memory card if I plug the card into the reader before plugging the reader into the PC. I have to plug the reader in first, and then insert the card.
     
  6. xtreme_power
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    I think the usb card reader is now ****ed. I plugged it into the computer and it says it has malfunctioned and windows can't detect it. I need to get a new one.

    [​IMG]


    How much are these usb card readers anyway? Any recommendations? I just want the cheapest workable one since I only using it for the R4.
     
  7. reilina

    Member reilina just a neophyte...

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    @ newegg.com they have cheap memory card readers
     
  8. darksavior

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    Been using the black r4 usb card reader for months and i've yet to have a problem with it. If you have that shitty blue one then by all means buy a card reader.

    @xtreme_power: goto Disk Management (in Run type diskmgmt.msc) and see if you can format your card in there. If you can't, the card might be dead. I had my card die by using it on a shitty usb hub. Sent it in to Kingston for a free replacement since it has lifetime warranty [​IMG]
     
  9. iwakura

    Member iwakura HHNNNNNNGGGG

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    ...i dont mean any personal attacks or anything, but this is the guy that asked if there was a ps1 emulator, and what the microSD USB adapter was for. i dont think its broken, he's probably missing something elementary.
     
  10. Calculus

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    Drive (J:) assuming it is a usb drive will not show up unless active. Also your card/read is good as dead right now, and will now work in that sense. Test this out first by putting some other USB device in that slot.
     
  11. darksavior

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    iwakura. well he did go through like 4pages of explaining how to encode in batchdpg [​IMG]
     
  12. shtonkalot

    Member shtonkalot Can't hold on much longer, But I'll never let go!

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    I have a few of these ones from www.ledshoppe.com
    $3 US shipped, it's hard to go wrong.
     

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