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Windows 7: HELP!! Card reader won't work.

17 May 2010   #1

windows 7 home premium
 
 
HELP!! Card reader won't work.

I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. The card reader is a samsung sema card reader 3.5 (SFD-321F/T4XU). And I bought it new.
When I click onto the computer icon in the main window. It shows all of the slots as "removable disk" plus a letter.
When I insert a card into the reader. Windows 7 can't read the card. I have used the card in another reader and it works fine. So it is not the card itself.
Before I installed Windows 7, I had vista home premium 64 on the same computer, and that OS had no problem reading the card slots. So I'm thinking it has to be a software issue.
So when I go into the device manager, the drivers for the reader are in a folder called: Human interface devices. And the drivers read as HID-compliant device.
I have tried to change the driver(s), but all I get is USB drivers for everything but a card reader.
I have searched the web for a card reader driver for this model, but unable to find one.
So my question is how the HELL!! do I get this card reader to work again. Thanks

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17 May 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hartengel View Post
I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. The card reader is a samsung sema card reader 3.5 (SFD-321F/T4XU). And I bought it new.
When I click onto the computer icon in the main window. It shows all of the slots as "removable disk" plus a letter.
When I insert a card into the reader. Windows 7 can't read the card. I have used the card in another reader and it works fine. So it is not the card itself.
Before I installed Windows 7, I had vista home premium 64 on the same computer, and that OS had no problem reading the card slots. So I'm thinking it has to be a software issue.
So when I go into the device manager, the drivers for the reader are in a folder called: Human interface devices. And the drivers read as HID-compliant device.
I have tried to change the driver(s), but all I get is USB drivers for everything but a card reader.
I have searched the web for a card reader driver for this model, but unable to find one.
So my question is how the HELL!! do I get this card reader to work again. Thanks

You can take the vista driver that worked and install it in compatibility mode. right click the installer>properties>compatibility mode>vista.

Let us know if you need help

Ken
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17 May 2010   #3

windows 7 home premium
 
 

Ken.
I can't get the driver from vista. I have removed it and I'm now using win 7 instead.
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17 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

most likely just a defective card reader, i bought a card reader didnt work, bought a different brand...didnt work and the 3rd one i bought another brand and it finally worked. lots of manufactures have poor quality control for card readers
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