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micro SD card reader

by bowlofred on Sat Dec 08, 2012 4:54 am

Does the micro sd card reader in the RPi bundle do anything without a card inside?

Even though there are no explicit instructions for XP, I found a program that may work. I put the reader in my XP machine (without a card) and it did a little driver dance and asked for a reboot.

Since that time, nothing happens when I put the reader in a machine. Nothing happens in the system tray whether I've got a micro card loaded or not.

I finally got a Windows 7 machine to try it on and it doesn't do anything on that either (and the Fedora remix installer doesn't see any devices).

Did I zap it somehow?

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Re: micro SD card reader

by adafruit on Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:41 pm

should be ok, but do put a card inside! at worst, try going to the device manager and uninstalling the driver so it gets another go-around

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Re: micro SD card reader

by bowlofred on Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:24 am

Either I am very unlucky, or I don't know what I'm doing. Suggestions, please. :)

*) What driver would I expect to be able to uninstall? I don't see anything obvious in the device manager. Nothing changes between plugging and unplugging (either with or without the SD card).\
*) I now have access to a machine with an SD card slot. I was able to write the card. Having the written card in the USB reader still doesn't show anything.
*) My Pi boots, but with multiple attempts with 2 different keyboards, I can't interact with it. I get the config screen, but the keyboard doesn't move anything around (tried wheezy-raspbian and occidentalis).
*) Plugging in an ethernet cable doesn't show link up.

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Re: micro SD card reader

by adafruit on Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:53 pm

for a replacement USB card reader email support@adafruit

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