After leaving my Rasp Pi unused for a few weeks and returning to it this week I have found the SD card I was using has somehow stopped working and that no signal is being read on my HD TV screen. So I buy a new SD card but whilst attempting to insert this new card I inadvertently snap the SD card cover off so it is now impossible for an SD card to sit comfortably in the Pi.
i have today gone out and bought a USB SD card reader in the hope it will read the card if I attach it into the Pi's USB slot, but no. The thing doesnt even light up to suggest the Pi is aware it is plugged in.
So my question is - Can I use an SD card reader in the Pi for it to read the OS software? If not, is there a way I can fix the cover on my SD card reader, or should I just bin the whole thing as this cheap device is proving to be very expensive and a waste of time and money.