camera kit problem

Discussion in 'iPad' started by gngan, May 12, 2011.

  1. gngan macrumors 68000

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    I just got an ipad2 with camera kit. I tried it with the SD card read and it shows up fine. When i use USB and plug the card reader in + SD card in card reader; it says something maybe damage and doesn't show any photos in my SD card. I tried it with memory stick and it shows all the pictures. Any idea why?
     
  2. Capt T macrumors 6502a

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    There may not be enough power sent to the usb to properly power up that card reader.
     
  3. lcseds macrumors 6502a

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    You can use the iPad camera kit to read SD cards or connect a camera directly to it. It will not act as a standard USB and will not work with a USB card reader.
     
  4. gngan thread starter macrumors 68000

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    But how come ipad reads my USB card reader with memory stick?
     
  5. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    It's a power issue; Apple stepped down the power to the CCK and it will only read USB cards that meet the lowered power requirements (or have external power). A card reader is not going to draw much power, but many USB drives do:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4106
     
  6. vladtheimpaler macrumors regular

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    :d
     
  7. gngan thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, i heard about this a while ago.

    So i assume a memory stick draws lower power therefore i can use it with USB card reader while SD card draws more power and can't use it with USB card reader?

    Can anyone try this and confirm it?
     
  8. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    What's the point of using an SD card reader with the USB adapter rather than just using the SD adapter?
     
  9. gngan thread starter macrumors 68000

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    So i don't need to bring the SD card reader. I can just bring the USB card reader because i have different types of memory cards.
     

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