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#1 Raymondo44

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 08:29 AM

Hi,

 

my on-board card reader will only read a 512MB sd card. I've tried 4GB and 8GB with no read.

 

Any suggestions welcome.

 

OS.  Win7 sp1Home Premium, with all updates.

Gigabyte ga-g31m-es2l. BIOS Award ver.F8

2GB Crucial ddr2 pc2-5300 (333MHz) 1 piece


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Posted 01 April 2015 - 09:05 PM

Have you made sure that the card reader drivers are currant?.


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Posted 02 April 2015 - 04:54 AM

Yes, as far as I know.

I don't know the maker of the reader, so I did an up-date with Windows.

Is there any other way to check?



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Posted 02 April 2015 - 05:28 AM

I can't find any indication from specifications or manual that the ga-g31m-es2l offers on-board card reader. Are you sure it's not a peripheral? Hardware must support the SDHC specification to read cards 4GB and larger, and if the reader is actually an older design connected to the mainboard, it may not meet the spec.

 

Edit: re-reading, I see you say you don't know the manufacturer of the reader, so it's not on-board. You could follow the instructions to publish a Speccy system report, and see if it can identify the reader:

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/323892/publish-a-snapshot-using-speccy/#entry1797792


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Posted 02 April 2015 - 08:44 AM

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/5I7jaVkodoaibPzrgawGGJr

 

I have followed your instructions and hope you can receive the report from Speccy.

 

Appreciate your time and information.

 

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Posted 02 April 2015 - 04:39 PM

It IDs as a generic USB card adapter, and generic drivers are loaded. Where is it located - in a drive bay? If Windows update doesn't find any updated drivers, apart from actually removing and checking the adapter for manufacturer details, it might be simplest to just get an up to date USB external card reader.


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Posted 03 April 2015 - 06:29 AM

I have taken out the card reader and there is no manufacturer's name on, it as far as I can see.

 

Attached is a picture of the unit with a serial no., maybe somebody recognizes this one.

 

As you say, probably need to buy a new branded unit.

 

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 06:40 AM

An RTF file can't accommodate an image, and a serial number would only mean anything to the manufacturer.

 

Card readers are very cheap to buy.


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