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Topic # 204347 28-Sep-2016 12:33
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 My daughter went to put a micro SD card into her tablet, and it disappeared right into the device ... the device is marked for a TF card, but I've always assumed that is the old name for SD cards, and that they were the same size.

 

Is there a difference in size?

 

Any ideas how to get the card out?


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  Reply # 1641785 28-Sep-2016 13:19
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TF = Transflash = MicroSD

 

 

 

Presume she put her MicroSD into a full SD slot?


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  Reply # 1641825 28-Sep-2016 13:34
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That was my first thought too but just re-read the OP and saw it is a tablet - they don't normally have a full-sized SD slot. What brand and model tablet is it?


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  Reply # 1641834 28-Sep-2016 13:43
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You'll probably need to figure out how to pop the case off.





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  Reply # 1641835 28-Sep-2016 13:43
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Mediatek tablet ... and definitely a Micro SD slot tongue-out far too small for anything else.

 

I can't even see the edge of the card, so seems to have gone straight over the top of the contacts!

 

I guess opening it up is only way to extract ... there are two small screws on the edge but assume the rest is held down with plastic lugs/slots?  Has anyone opened a tablet?

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1641849 28-Sep-2016 14:10
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Very bright light may help.



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  Reply # 1641878 28-Sep-2016 15:05
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UPDATE:  Managed to gently lever the edge up enough and gave device a little shake ... SD card fell out sealed

 

Seems the card went in between the card holder and the plastic lid.  SD card slides in by tipping it at a slight angle, similar to how I put the SIM cards in, but the SD card only goes half way before the 'shark fin' tab hits the connectors side ... is that normal for tablets or should it go right in and 'click' into place?

 

I'm used to SD cards sort of clicking into a spring loaded connector, but maybe some phones and tablets just accept them as a slide-in like a SIM card?  I know it's not working because I cannot mount the card yet.

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 1641970 28-Sep-2016 17:06
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Reformatted SD card as exFAT, and tried that ... no go.  Looked a little uneven in the slot so looked with strong light and one pin appeared a little lower than the others.  Used a very fine pin to lever it up a little and voila, we have lift off laughing

 

Card mounts properly, and can now transfer files back and forth.

 

Fingers crossed all will still be well when I replace SD with a larger capacity.




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  Reply # 1641972 28-Sep-2016 17:08
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PS  Card does simply slide in just a few mm, viz. not the expected full insert and 'click'.


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  Reply # 1642026 28-Sep-2016 18:46
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Ate too many Weetbix!





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  Reply # 1642042 28-Sep-2016 19:33
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Happened to me with a cheap dashcam. Still has a 16GB card in it which I must remember to smash the camera apart to get back before throwing it out when its time comes.

 

Yes, the cam is that cheap that the card is worth more. It's a piece of crap too.

 

Just lousy design where they want to cheap out on the mold so they dont need to have the mechanics to add the guide plastic to it when making that panel. That costs them more as they need to have another axis of movement on the mold to remove the parts before ejecting the plastic part.





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