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Old 06-08-2007, 12:39 AM   #1
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Default Card reader woes

I just got my card reader in from Newegg today. It was the $5 Rosewill USB 2.0 reader. So I decide to test it, and I put my 2GB Ultra SD card in. All checks out, it says it's a 1.9GB Mass Storage Device.

Here's the problem: Being the idiot I am, I just thought "Ok, it's working... done for now." So I just removed the reader without "Safely removing hardware." Now I put it in and nothing happens at all; I've tried all the USB ports on my computer on XP and XP X64, my brother's computer, and my sister's laptop. None are even recognizing that there's a device plugged into USB. I've tried it with the SD card in, with it out, and with a different 1GB SD card in, all to no avail. Both SD cards are recognized by my Wii. So my question: did I ruin the card reader by not safely removing it, and is there a known fix if so?

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Old 06-08-2007, 12:42 AM   #2
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try to return to newegg saying it was a faulty product
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Old 06-08-2007, 12:43 AM   #3
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hmm i never safely remove hardware i think having the card in when you unplugged it may have done something to it. i think rosewill will do an RMA with no hassle. i wouldnt want to do anything to it when you can just get a new one.
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Old 06-08-2007, 12:49 AM   #4
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Default Re: Card reader woes

Neither do I. Rosewill isn't that good of a brand but I heard some good stuff about their customer service. I don't think that safely removing or not would break a product, so it just probably came faulty.

Check it out with Rosewill.
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Old 06-08-2007, 12:51 AM   #5
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dont tell them it worked at first just tell them it came broke.

and rosewill has a lot of reputation under there belt for the solid psu's
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Alright, thanks guys. I'll see if I can do an RMA.

edit: Gah! $7 shipping for Newegg. I think I'll pass...

edit2: Oh yeah, rudster, if you still play on Live check your Friends List.
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Format it from disk management, that normally sorts them
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