Activate Expresscard?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Ardoptres, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. Ardoptres macrumors regular

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    So I just got an Express SD reader, but it the SD cards don't show up. I guess I need to activate the Expresscard reader then?
    How?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    What specific EpressCard SD reader did you get and what MacBook Pro and what Mac OS X version did you use?
     
  3. Ardoptres thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's ExpressCard/34

    I have a 2008 MacBook Pro from 2008 with Snow Leopard
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    What I meant was, what specific and ExpressCard/34 model, as there are quite some out there. Did it come with any drivers on a CD/DVD or does the official support website of that product offer any documentation or software?

    Did you boot the MBP while the ExpressCard was already inserted?

    Does the ExpressCard show up in System Profiler?

    Does it show up in Disk Utility with an SD card inserted?

    Do you have the Aluminium (1) or Unibody (2) MacBook Pro?
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  5. Ardoptres thread starter macrumors regular

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    Did you boot the MBP while the ExpressCard was already inserted?

    No

    Does the ExpressCard show up in System Profiler?

    In the hardware section, there isn't mentioned anything about ExpressCard

    Does it show up in Disk Utility with an SD card inserted?

    No

    Do you have the Aluminium (1) or Unibody (2) MacBook Pro?

    Unibody.


    All I know about the EC is this: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290447153230&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

    All i received was the ExpressCard itself
     
  6. Ardoptres thread starter macrumors regular

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    So do I need a driver (or drivers, whatever it's called) for it to work? There are links to drivers and a user manual, but they don't work.
     
  7. mmulin macrumors 6502

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    Actually, you can go to "Product & support" > "Driver Download" but even there nothing is listed for MAC.

    Seems like you are out of luck, perhaps, unless someone here has actually can provide the driver having bought the same card years ago and if they ever had a driver. The website is from 2005 ..mmmhh, all other products support only older system, and this makes me wonder if even the actual driver would work under the current Snow Leopard OS.

    Honestly, I don't want to offend you, but for me looks like just another case of someone unloading surplus stuff to people trying to save a buck. Wish you good luck but you might want to consider to check with some proven Mac-accessory suppliers.
     

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