Yesterday evening, when I tried to remove my trusty 128GB SD Card from my Laptops Card Reader, it refused to let go.
After a while of carefully trying to get the Card out of the Reader, it actually came out. Only that a large plastic strip came off from under the contact pads.
After that had happened, I tried to insert another SD Card into the Reader, but it refused to fit. That was when I realized that a part of the broken SD Card was still stuck deep in my Laptop.
Luckily, I was able to remove that little part with some prodding. And the SD Card Reader still works. I am extremely relieved that it did not break.
Also, I did not loose any of the Data on that broken SD Card, as I just had finished backing it up to my latest external drive. And the Card is not entirely dead, it just got somehow stuck in Read Only.
Another good thing is that I had bought two new 128GB SD Cards on last years Black Friday, so all I really lost was a very good SD Card that I had bought during Amazons Cyber Monday Event.
Stuff fails. Things break. That is why Backups are important. And it would be even better to do Backups of the Backups.