I guess I destroyed my phone.
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(02-09-2022, 04:17 AM)kqlnut Wrote: If your hands are not too shaky from angry frustration and you are willing to try to fix it, you could follow the lead of other people with a similar problem and troubleshoot it.

Thank you for the link and sorry for my late reply. I had to cool down for awhile. It's not fun destroying a device worth hundreds of dollars in a matter of a couple minutes. Especially one that you've been caring for like a baby since you got it.

I took a brief look at your link and found a link to a modified JumpDrive image, I flashed it and lo and behold it boots. I suppose I take some comfort in that but not so much in the fact that I know I've damaged the SD card reader.

I won't be able to do a fix like that for starters I don't even have the tools. I'll keep doing more research and looking into it but I'll be doing it sparingly otherwise I might get frustrated again. It's a real bummer, I just bought a keyboard and new screen for this thing.

(02-10-2022, 12:27 AM)bcnaz Wrote: Sorry to hear of your hardship with the adapter, ==>  was it the Pine64  sim adapter ?

It's not your fault. It was not, it was a third party one that I bought online. I was careful and tested it on a much less expensive device first to make sure it wouldn't blow it up, everything worked, read the SD card fine, I thought I was in the clear. It seems I must have destroyed one the SD card reader pins with the adapter. Reading kqlnut's link it seems people have destroyed their SD card reader with the official Pine64 adapter as well so I guess I'd have been screwed either way.

Moral of the story: Do NOT use an SD card adapter/extender.
Going to mark this as solved, I know what the issue is and hopefully if anyone reads this thread they'll either be more careful than I was or forego the adapter/extender entirely.
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Messages In This Thread
I guess I destroyed my phone. - by Merc - 02-08-2022, 07:41 PM
RE: I guess I destroyed my phone. - by kqlnut - 02-09-2022, 04:17 AM
RE: I guess I destroyed my phone. - by Merc - 02-10-2022, 02:32 AM
RE: I guess I destroyed my phone. - by bcnaz - 02-10-2022, 12:27 AM
RE: I guess I destroyed my phone. - by biketool - 02-11-2022, 05:10 AM

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