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Windows 7: memory card reader

01 Jun 2010   #1

memory card reader

hi guys

slight problem i hope you can help me with

ive got a pc running windows 7 it came with a memory card reader built in, all worked fine for months.

ive just put my sd card into the slot and nothing happens.... ive tried connecting the camera via a usb lead and still no joy, it does need even show up in my computer.

the only thing ive done recently is installed itunes and had a iphone attached to the pc.... would these cause this problem??

any help would be great really need to upload some pics asap


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01 Jun 2010   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

have you got a slot on your printer you can try.? not much help im afraid but when i recently had an issue with my camera and pc i found my printer read the card and would upload to pc . just a thought!
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01 Jun 2010   #3



thanks for the reply

no i havent got a slot on my printer, just tried the memory card at a friends machine and works fine, so something wrong with the pc hmm

thanks again
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01 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7 x64 finally!

mjs303, welcome to the forums

Both the card reader and the USB use the same interface, so apparently is the USB interface that has a problem.

Can you check your Device Manager for any problematic device?
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01 Jun 2010   #5

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit

hi mjs303, welcome to the forums , i have heard of people having probs with itunes on their pc's , all i can suggest is re install the card reader software [usually ricoh] if you tell us what make/model of pc you are using we may be able to assist you further :)
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01 Jun 2010   #6


many thanks for the help guys

ive checked my device manager and everything seems to be ok

my model of pc is a hp p6203uk

thinking back a purchased a iphone docking station everything worked ok before that, could that maybe be at fault?

ive tried to disconnect the dock but still no joy

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01 Jun 2010   #7
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

When you first attached the docking station, it may have downloaded a driver that is inappropriate for your system. I suggest you go to the HP/UK site and find the original drivers. Even if Device manager tells you that the devices work correctly, that is no guarantee that they really do.
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01 Jun 2010   #8

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit

ok i think the first thing to do is a system restore prior to when you installed the docking station System Restore in the meantime i will search for new drivers for you
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02 Jun 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

either the drivers got screwed with or the card reader has just failed. recently factory quality control with media card readers has been an issue so i wouldnt be surprised if the think just doesnt work anymore. first thing to do is make sure the drivers are in line
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02 Jun 2010   #10


  1. simple thing to do is by doing system restore.
  2. Other thing you can do is by uninstalling the old driver of the sd card,reboot and let windows install the driver automatically when you plug in your sd card again.
  3. if the problem persist ,we go for the updating driver option based on your pc model and sd card driver manufacturer :)
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