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Can't read 4 meg card from camera in reader..

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#1 theleo


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Posted 14 November 2009 - 09:43 AM

Hi folks, I bought a Canon FS200 camcorder because I wanted the ease of a flash drive for uploading to the net. My problem is when I pull the 4 meg card to read in a SanDisk card reader it won't recognize it, but I tried a 1 meg card I had pulled from my still camera and it reads it fine.

I would like to fill a card and dump it to my lapper and fill it again. (yes I could buy a bigger card :thumbsup:

I did an "Complete initialize" on the card with the camcorder. I can always read the card via USB from the camera, but it requires that the power supply be connected and that's not always possible at the moment.

Thanks for any suggestions ---leo

EDIT: Moved to a more appropriate forum

Edited by garmanma, 14 November 2009 - 11:56 AM.

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Posted 14 November 2009 - 09:21 PM

I assume you mean it's a 4GB SDHC card?

If your Sandisk reader isn't specified for SDHC cards, it will be unable to read it.

If you're using Windows XP, a 4GB card shouldn't cause a problem there, but just in case here's the link for the >4GB SDHC patch for WinXP:

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#3 theleo

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 01:36 PM

Hi Platypus, thanks for the help.

I downloaded the hotfix and updated the firmware for the SanDisk 12 in 1 and still no work, but not a problem, it's an older card reader and I'll pick up one that I know will read SDHC.

It just didn't occur to my that SDHC was different and I assumed (wrongly) that it was named as such simply because it had a large capacity.

All is good and thanks again for your reply, case closed :thumbsup: ---leo

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