memory card reader not reading card

  windsock 31 Aug 12

Hi all just a quick question got a desktop running windows xp sp3 with built in card reader bought a new Kingston SD HC 4gb card but reader wont recognise
it i know the cards ok because in works fine in laptop running windows 7 so i presume its the reader that's too old to read a Hc card would there be any way round this buy finding a new driver for the card reader?

  STREETWORK 31 Aug 12

Try a different USB port and see if it works there...

  windsock 31 Aug 12

hi its not a usb reader its got a dedicated sd card slot built in

  lotvic 31 Aug 12

A 'new' driver won't work, you'll have to buy a new card reader that can read SDHC if there is no Firmware Update available for your SD reader on your pc manufacturers website.

Most people buy an inexpensive SanDisk SDHC card reader that connects to computer's USB port.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 31 Aug 12

Yes the reader will be too old for HC cards

Plenty of cheap readers around that will plug into USB port for the new cards actually got one free when I recently bought a new laptop battery.

e.g. here

  windsock 01 Sep 12

hi all thanks for your reply s did as suggested and used a usb card reader which worked fine will have a look at web site to see if update available. thanks again

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 01 Sep 12

The HC cards / readers have extra pins so a driver update will NOT do anything to allow you to read HC cards on an old reader. you will either have to stick with the USB one or replace the one in the machine if possible

I have an old Medion PC with built in card reader that is part of the facia and therefore not replaceable. I just use the card reader that's built into the printer.


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