I will start by saying I am 100% new to arduino’s. I bought the Elegoo mega2560 starter kit and the Elegoo 2.8 in TFT touchscreen from Amazon specifically to use together and have access to the SD card slot. Everything indicated they were 100% compatible. Got the items and have been working through demos with no issues until i tried to access the sd card. The tft does work with the mega board when installed on the pins - you just cannot access the sd card. I have tried searching everywhere but cannot find anywhere I can find a clear explanation of how to make the two talk AND let me access the sd card. I think I can wire the board to the screen without installing it directly onto the mega board, but that is where my knowledge ends. I need to know where to land the screen pins onto the mega board in order to use the screen AND access the sd card.
I would also appreciate help with what drivers to use. I have been using the Elegoo provided libraries and they seem to work fine. Most sites seem to reference Adafruit libraries or UTFT libraries. I have not been able to get any sample code working with anything other than the Elegoo libraries. I just cannot access the sd card which was the whole reason i bought it.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.