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Old Dec 19, 2008, 09:07 PM   #1
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Help: New MacBook (Unibody) cannot read SDHC file via card reader

Looking for some help... just got a new MB unibody. Tried opening photo files via a card reader to work on Photoshop (I am using Sandisk Extreme iii SDHC 8 GB). Problem is, Finder can "see" the file, including the little preview icon. But when I try to open in Preview or Photoshop, I can only see part of the file (a vertical line). Seems like I don't have "access" to these files (based on the error message, but I am logged in as admin).

I had no problem accessing the photo files via my old white MB.

Anyone run into this problem?

Tks for any input.
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Old Dec 19, 2008, 11:05 PM   #2
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are you trying to open the files directly off the card, or moving the files to your computer from the card then trying to open them?
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Old Dec 22, 2008, 08:03 AM   #3
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I tried both...

- cannot open photo files directly from cardreader
- tried exporting file to desktop, and does not allow for this as well

It seems that the MacBook does not have access to my SDHC card.

Any advice what I can do?
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Old Dec 22, 2008, 08:04 AM   #4
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How old is the card reader?

I know I had problems with my 3 year old card reader reading 2GB SD (not SDHC) cards.

Try a different reader.
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Old Dec 22, 2008, 05:15 PM   #5
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The cardreader is about 3 yrs old. I guess I'll try using a new cardreader and see if it works.

The thing is, I have no problem accessing the file using the same cardreader on my white MacBook. Strange.
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Old Dec 22, 2008, 07:09 PM   #6
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Update: Went out and got a new card reader and now everything works like a charm. Tks r.j.s. for the advice.

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Update: Went out and got a new card reader and now everything works like a charm. Tks r.j.s. for the advice.

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Why won't you give us the brand of your reader? I am planning on buying a SDHC card with the proper reader, and now I have no idea what to buy...
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Why won't you give us the brand of your reader? I am planning on buying a SDHC card with the proper reader, and now I have no idea what to buy...
Any recent one will work, and should have an SDHC compatible marking on it.
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