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Windows 7: Media card readers

04 May 2012   #11
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Soz pal I must have misinterpreted your post ...

I am DESPERATELY trying re retreive some photos off my camera's SD card. The card is perfect.
I thought it didn't matter how you retrieved your images I just thought it was important that you got them back

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04 May 2012   #12

DELL Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PooMan UK View Post
Soz pal I must have misinterpreted your post ...
I thought it didn't matter how you retrieved your images I just thought it was important that you got them back
I thought i clarified that in post 7, ie "Thanks for the post. yes, I can get the photos that way, but my camera has other battery draining issues using the cable (!!!) ... so I'm am trying to get the Windows 7 computer to read the card directly.

Appreciate the help though!
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12 May 2012   #13

Windows 7 x64 home premium

Tagging onto this thread, my SB build is also experiencing issues with the internal media card reader. When I first built it, I had no issues at all. But after numerous driver updates and software updates since the original build, the media card reader seems to have a mind of its own.

Yes, I can plug the SD card in an external reader or connect the camera via USB cable and get my pics, but that totally bypasses the media reader. Shouldn't have wasted the money on it in the first place, but there are time when it is much faster to d/l a lot of digital pics/movies via the internal media reader rather than using an external USB 2.0 device.

I don't believe there are any drivers for it other than the Win 7/64 drivers.
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28 May 2012   #14

Windows 7 x64 home premium

Update: my issue is resolved. I had to internally disconnect the USB cable from the back of the device (XM28U) and reconnect it. There are two USB connections to the rear, both Type B. I disconnected the center one as it was easiest to get to, heard the USB connect tones when I reconnected, and then the media reader functioned normally again.

I have no idea what caused the issue in the first place. It would survive reboots and still fail. But with the system powered up, disconnecting and reconnecting the USB cable to the back of the device restored my media reader functions.

I have another computer with a similar issue using a different media reader. I'll try that next to see if it fixes that one too.

Edit: While my media reader is now functioning properly, I have an unresolved problem (pre-existing) where my external USB 2.0 media reader lights up on connection but SD cards aren't recognized. Sigh. It's always something. This problem pre-dates the media reader fix above. I'm not sure when I lost the ability to use my external media reader.

Edit 2: I had to correct the USB connector info, they were both type B connectors. Also, I tried this fix on the other computer with a Pro-55u media reader and it now functions properly too.
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