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Nikon 4gb SD high speed picture card stopped working with laptop


Daisy22

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For some reason my Nikon camera card is not being read by the Acer laptop, OS windows 7.

It used to work but now it doesn't automatically show it when I insert the card and doesn't seem to be found.

What should I do to rectify the problem?

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Daisy22

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I forgot to mention the laptop is less than a year old since purchase, would this be a problem the shop should fix?

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mooly

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If it's a hardware fault then yes... I suspect it is not though.

The final way to "prove" that is to do a reinstall of Windows which is easy on an Acer as it has a built in recovery partition that puts it all back to day one. You lose ALL your data and applications you have intsalled though. It's explained in the user manual on your HDD (search for Acer).

That really is a last resort though.

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hssutton

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Have you tried downloading direct from the camera?

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Daisy22

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HSS - yes, it downloads via the USB cable from camera to laptop

It is just annoying that this used to work just about a week ago, and now it doesn't.

I think I might have to go down the recovery route to see if it works after that.

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AroundAgain

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Have you got an adapter that uses USB that you can try?
At least, this might show if your slot is not working

Good luck

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hssutton

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Daisy 22

This suggests that the inbuilt reader is at fault, a new reader will cost just a few pounds Card Readers

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mooly

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Final thought... look in device manager and look for something called PCMCIA adapter as that is what Acer call the card reader on mine (Vista).

If it's there, expand the tab and look and see what it says. You could try uninstalling it and then rebooting. You might need the driver from Acer afterwards if W7 can't find one.

Or... try going to one of the Acer sites, http://support.acer-euro.com/drivers/downloads.html

locate your model and OS and download and run the card reader driver for your laptop and see if that reinstalls it and solves the problem.

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rickf

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This might seem duff but have you accidentally locked the sd card. Easily done when taking it i9n and out of devices.

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