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Usb Flash Card Reader Keeps Disconnecting...normal?


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#1 american.swan

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 06:54 PM

Could it be static electricity causing my card reader to keep disconnection or was it just happenstance that when I just touched my card reader I lost connection?

Anyways, I only speak English and my Korean is terrible so this Korean XP machine drives me nuts. I don't know how to manage my USB ports or assign drive names or what not solely because this computer is in a foreign tongue. I might not even be asking this question if this machine was in ENglish.

Is there some program to manage my USB ports better then the default windows(korean) method?

And again....my card keeps disconnecting...sometimes it reconnects immediately....sometimes it doesn't.

GRRRR.

I have installed the windows USB2.0 drivers a few times just to make sure I had them.

Thanks for any help.

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 09:29 PM

was it just happenstance that when I just touched my card reader I lost connection? ----- sometimes it reconnects immediately....sometimes it doesn't.

Probably a faulty card reader. Could be something loose inside. I haven't seen one yet that wasn't on the flimsy side. I've bought a few
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Posted 02 April 2008 - 12:57 AM

was it just happenstance that when I just touched my card reader I lost connection? ----- sometimes it reconnects immediately....sometimes it doesn't.

Probably a faulty card reader. Could be something loose inside. I haven't seen one yet that wasn't on the flimsy side. I've bought a few


This is my first card reader, so I don't know. I had a PDA made out of this same metal material and it had problems too. I wonder if the shiny metal is the problem. Shorting the thing out.

Unsure.

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 11:03 PM

Could the USB Flash Reader/Writer disconnect because I am playing music from the SD card? Is that harmful to the SD card? Playing music off of it.

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 07:41 AM

Not really sure, but anything is possible. It's just an un-intelligent storage device. It doesn't care what type of media you have on it. I think I would suspect the card itself being faulty before what's on it. Is it possible to try another card with some pictures or text on it?
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Posted 03 April 2008 - 03:57 PM

Ok, yeah, when I get to work I'll try my other 4gb SD card. See if that's the problem. Yesterday, I don't remember it disconnecting, so maybe the problem is going away.

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 07:17 PM

I am going to search for USB controller drivers updates. Anyone know of any place I should look?

Changing the SD card doesn't fix the problem. The card-reader/writer manufacturing might send me another one.

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 07:59 PM

You can get the USB driver from the manufacturer of your computer or the motherboard, or Microsoft
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Posted 14 April 2008 - 01:54 AM

This is nuts. I can't find the drivers for USB. This is a Samsung MV40 Magic Station case, so I assume that's what's inside.

Get this. When my computer does recognize that it has the SD card in the reader, most of the time when I click on "g:" it asks me what APP should I open it with. What kind of craziness is that?




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