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#1 MarttiL

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 09:04 AM

Hi,

My new computer does not recognise the SD-memory card from a Nikon camera.
I have installed the Nikon software but nothing what so ever happens when I
stick the card in the reader.
If I use the USB-cord instead everything works fine.
Any ideas?

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 05:21 PM

What is the make and model of the computer?
I know the add-on ones can be temperamental. With mine, you have to insert just right. Sometimes it takes me 3 or 4 tries
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#3 MarttiL

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 03:48 AM

Hi Garmanma,

Thanks for reply.
It is a Packard Bell i Media 5500 desktop,
sporting Vista os.
The cardreader is factory installed.

/Martti :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 05:04 AM

What capacity is the card? If it's one of the newer large capacity SDHC cards, they can't be read by a host device compliant with only the SD specification:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Digital_card#SDHC
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Posted 15 March 2009 - 08:28 AM

Hi Platypus,

Thanks for your concern.
The memory card says SanDisk UltraII SDHC 8GB - so I guess it's
one of those high capacity ones.
The strange thing though is that the card reader neither can read
a CompactFlash card from a about 4 years old Canon camera.
There simply is no reaction what so ever from the computer when
I stick in either of the cards.

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 09:37 AM

Does the card reader show up in Device Manager? eg SD host controller, FlashMedia controller?
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Posted 15 March 2009 - 09:48 AM

No, can't find anything similar.
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Posted 16 March 2009 - 06:54 AM

If the card reader is not appearing as a device, that would explain why it's not registering any card insertion. Are there any Unknown devices shown, or any indicating a ! alert?

If not, the card reader may be disconnected, or faulty.
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Posted 16 March 2009 - 11:33 AM

the card reader slots should show up in the "my computer" or computer as it is in vista as there own little drives. Looks like the card reader is not installed or your computer is not picking it up. The first thing i would do would be to open the computer up and make sure the card reader is plugged in right.

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 01:06 PM

Platypus, Stalker,

Thanks again.
There is no indication whatsoever about a card reader.
This is a new computer so I will simply take it back to vendor
to be fixed. Don't want to risk to cancel the guarantee
by opening the computer.

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 04:44 PM

Yes, that's the best way to handle it, it's their responsibility during the guarantee period.
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