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#1 Babblecat

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 10:39 PM

About a half hour ago, I was an idiot and I put my SD card in my HP laptop backwards. I managed to break something, and the the card will not lock in or be recognized, and the light that shows if a card is in will not turn off. I don't have high hopes for repairing the slot (but that would be great), but I would like to be able to turn the light off. I have some computer experience, as I have built a desktop before. Any suggestions?



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Posted 11 May 2014 - 12:48 AM

(oops I posted the answer for a desktop)

 

Well, perhaps you could go into system device manager and disable the SD card reader?


Edited by bludshot, 11 May 2014 - 12:49 AM.


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Posted 11 May 2014 - 05:12 PM

Repair is not for the amatuer, those card slots are usually soldered directly to the MOBO and extreme care is needed to remove the old jammed assembly and solder a new one in place.  Disabling clears the fault if repair is not a priority.



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Posted 11 May 2014 - 10:37 PM

(oops I posted the answer for a desktop)

 

Well, perhaps you could go into system device manager and disable the SD card reader?

 

Disabling the card didn't turn off the light.



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Posted 11 May 2014 - 11:14 PM

If the laptop is not under warranty and you can't get any help with it, then if you are hardcore enough, you could look up videos on youtube for taking apart that specific laptop model. Depending on how far in you have to go, it is not for the feint of heart. Then maybe you could fix it, or at least maybe unplug the wire that goes to the light (IF it even is built that way which you wouldn't know till your laptop is in pieces). Probably this will cause more harm than good.

 

Or, cut a tiny square of black electrical tape and put it over the light  :|



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Posted 11 May 2014 - 11:55 PM

If the laptop is not under warranty

 

 

I doubt warranty covers the user inserting the card the wrong way and damaging something.



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Posted 12 May 2014 - 01:04 AM

Yeah but it probably covers other things that will no longer be covered when the user tears apart the laptop :P



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Posted 12 May 2014 - 01:05 AM

I'm not planning on taking apart my laptop.

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 10:06 AM

If it is still under a warrantee, send it back, offer no explanation other than it doesn't work anymore.






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