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    It has vanished!?! Help

    Micro SD will not read on my reader, and just comes up as loading in the dstt.
    Is there anything I can do to make the computer pick it up, at the moment it says 'please insert card' so basically it has vanished.

    thankyou

    by the way, reader is working perfectly fine with other cards

    22 Comments

    format it

    Are you using one of those readers sent out by DealExtreme?

    Original Poster

    J4GG4;5545125

    format it

    how?

    Predikuesi;5545150

    Are you using one of those readers sent out by DealExtreme?

    Yes I think it is

    4lyons09;5545162

    Yes I think it is



    I think that might be the problem. It did the same on mine, so I bought a good one and had no problems. Try cleaning the contacts on the card with kitchen roll.
    Don't format unless there is no other way of fixing it. You can't format it anyway if the reader is not allowing the PC to see the card.


    Get a decent card reader from PC World or your local computer shop.

    Original Poster

    Predikuesi;5545187

    I think that might be the problem. It did the same on mine, so I bought a … I think that might be the problem. It did the same on mine, so I bought a good one and had no problems. Try cleaning the contacts on the card with kitchen roll.Don't format unless there is no other way of fixing it. You can't format it anyway if the reader is not allowing the PC to see the card.Get a decent card reader from PC World or your local computer shop.



    Thankyou, I have a feeling that it is the problem now that you have mentioned it. I guess the SD is dead then now, bloody reader.
    Thankyou & rep left :thumbsup:

    4lyons09;5545208

    Thankyou, I have a feeling that it is the problem now that you have … Thankyou, I have a feeling that it is the problem now that you have mentioned it. I guess the SD is dead then now, bloody reader.Thankyou & rep left :thumbsup:



    It might not be dead. Keep it to try in the new reader.
    The DealExtreme readers overheat in the USB Port. I caught mine in time after I smelt a burning smell coming from my computer :).

    I bought a TTDS card and reader from Deal Extreme and had exactly the same problems, it was just a poor quality reader and you had to get the card in just the right place to get it to recognise. Push it in all the way and nothing, pull it back a millimetre and there it was.

    pugw$sh;5545281

    I bought a TTDS card and reader from Deal Extreme and had exactly the … I bought a TTDS card and reader from Deal Extreme and had exactly the same problems, it was just a poor quality reader and you had to get the card in just the right place to get it to recognise. Push it in all the way and nothing, pull it back a millimetre and there it was.



    Exactly. That might work, but best get a good multi-card reader though for the future. I wonder how many DealExtreme readers are in Landfill Sites?:-D

    Micro SD will not read on my reader, and just comes up as loading in the … Micro SD will not read on my reader, and just comes up as loading in the dstt.Is there anything I can do to make the computer pick it up, at the moment it says 'please insert card' so basically it has vanished.thankyouby the way, reader is working perfectly fine with other cards



    If the reader is fine with other cards, I don't understand how it can be a faulty reader.

    Original Poster

    pugw$sh;5545281

    I bought a TTDS card and reader from Deal Extreme and had exactly the … I bought a TTDS card and reader from Deal Extreme and had exactly the same problems, it was just a poor quality reader and you had to get the card in just the right place to get it to recognise. Push it in all the way and nothing, pull it back a millimetre and there it was.



    Must be the reader, but dont understand why the card and been wiped by it and wont read in the dstt, its not just the one card that has done it its 3 now.

    Maybe I am doing something shockingly wrong?
    I just use the reader to add games onto the sd card, put in the dstt.

    Original Poster

    thesaint;5545322

    If the reader is fine with other cards, I don't understand how it can be … If the reader is fine with other cards, I don't understand how it can be a faulty reader.



    I meant my reader built into my laptop, my mistake....works fine with normal size sd, its just when I use the micro sd adaptor.

    thesaint;5545322

    If the reader is fine with other cards, I don't understand how it can be … If the reader is fine with other cards, I don't understand how it can be a faulty reader.



    They are tempramental at best.

    4lyons09;5545327

    Must be the reader, but dont understand why the card and been wiped by it … Must be the reader, but dont understand why the card and been wiped by it and wont read in the dstt, its not just the one card that has done it its 3 now.Maybe I am doing something shockingly wrong?I just use the reader to add games onto the sd card, put in the dstt.



    Three times! Get rid of it.

    4lyons09;5545347

    I meant my reader built into my laptop, my mistake....works fine with … I meant my reader built into my laptop, my mistake....works fine with normal size sd, its just when I use the micro sd adaptor.



    Are you using a Micro SD to SD adaptor, or a USB Micro SD reader?

    Predikuesi;5545370

    They are tempramental at best.



    I know that, I never use them. What I didn't understand is how could it be that when it works fine with other cards?
    The OP has now said that it doesn't work fine, and has caused problems before.

    Original Poster

    thesaint;5545371

    Are you using a Micro SD to SD adaptor, or a USB Micro SD reader?I know … Are you using a Micro SD to SD adaptor, or a USB Micro SD reader?I know that, I never use them. What I didn't understand is how could it be that when it works fine with other cards?The OP has now said that it doesn't work fine, and has caused problems before.



    Yes thats what I am using. One minute the card is working fine in the dstt and when I go to add games, I put the micro sd into the SD adaptor, then into my laptop reader (which is fine) and thats when it doesnt pick it up. So I then try in the ds and it just comes up 'loading'

    Sorry I am useless at explaining things, I only have here to ask as my OH is useless, he isnt technical at all.

    I have waffled on a bit and got everyone confused now :oops:

    4lyons09;5545441

    Yes thats what I am using. One minute the card is working fine in the … Yes thats what I am using. One minute the card is working fine in the dstt and when I go to add games, I put the micro sd into the SD adaptor, then into my laptop reader (which is fine) and thats when it doesnt pick it up. So I then try in the ds and it just comes up 'loading'Sorry I am useless at explaining things, I only have here to ask as my OH is useless, he isnt technical at all.I have waffled on a bit and got everyone confused now :oops:



    You are confusing the hell out of me. I asked you which one you were using. I gave you a choice of two, and you said "Yes, that's the one..." Which one???

    The DSTT does not come with a Micro SD to SD adaptor.

    Original Poster

    thesaint;5545478

    You are confusing the hell out of me. I asked you which one you were … You are confusing the hell out of me. I asked you which one you were using. I gave you a choice of two, and you said "Yes, that's the one..." Which one???The DSTT does not come with a Micro SD to SD adaptor.



    Sorry I am using a Micro SD to SD adaptor, which came with the dstt but I bought the DSTT from someone rather than dealextreme, guessing they sent a SD adaptor with it for free then.

    Which means I am back to sqaure one if that isn't the problem.:oops:

    Just try giving the contacts on the microSd a clean,

    Original Poster

    tonyg1962;5545528

    Just try giving the contacts on the microSd a clean,



    Have tried and wont work! Never mind eh, I wasnt made for this technical stuff.
    Thanks to all that have helped/tried to understand my jibberish :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    sorry to annoy, but could my firmware for the reader in my laptop possibly need updating?

    4lyons09;5545517

    Sorry I am using a Micro SD to SD adaptor, which came with the dstt but I … Sorry I am using a Micro SD to SD adaptor, which came with the dstt but I bought the DSTT from someone rather than dealextreme, guessing they sent a SD adaptor with it for free then.Which means I am back to sqaure one if that isn't the problem.:oops:



    If it is a 2GB or less Micro SD card, then it should work in your laptops card reader.

    Your card reader shouldn't corrupt the Micro SD card. Do you have a problem with the Micro SD card in the DSTT, and then attempt to connect it to the laptop, and it can't be read?

    It sounds like a dodgy Micro SD card, but if it has happened to 3, then it is highly unlikely. Slightly puzzled here.

    4lyons09;5545692

    sorry to annoy, but could my firmware for the reader in my laptop … sorry to annoy, but could my firmware for the reader in my laptop possibly need updating?



    I doubt it. If it worked before, then it should read it now.

    Original Poster

    thesaint;5545808

    If it is a 2GB or less Micro SD card, then it should work in your laptops … If it is a 2GB or less Micro SD card, then it should work in your laptops card reader.Your card reader shouldn't corrupt the Micro SD card. Do you have a problem with the Micro SD card in the DSTT, and then attempt to connect it to the laptop, and it can't be read?It sounds like a dodgy Micro SD card, but if it has happened to 3, then it is highly unlikely.I doubt it. If it worked before, then it should read it now.



    I really appreciate your help thank you so much, after a very close inspection just I have 4 micro sd cards in front of me.... 1 which has all genuine markings etc on (this works) another with ever so slight markings on (which also works) then 2 that look exactly the same which both appear to have very slight cracks in and are also bent. (these dont work) Looks like after all of that I have 2 temprimental/cheap cards here. Think its worth paying that bit extra in future for decent cards.

    Sorry for all the confusion, and finally I have got to the bottom of it

    Rep left. Thanks again :thumbsup::thumbsup:

    4lyons09;5545843

    Rep left. Thanks again :thumbsup::thumbsup:



    At last!!! That's the only reason I was here!!!
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