SD Card reader failure

I was attempting to write a new SD Card for my Raspberry Pi and got an error. I instantly thought it was the SD Card that failed, however further testing with a different SD Card today results in the device never showing up.

Looks like the SD Card reader has died. The model I have been using is the same one here from the same ebay seller. Not sure its  got a warranty, but will soon find out, as I asked.

In the meantime, found a different model from China for $1 delivered. So ordered 2 and will  keep a spare.

I guess I can write the SD Card tonight using a digital camera that takes SD Cards, which I do have access too.

Still a bit annoying to say the least.

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