Card reader not working after fw update

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  1. gr8pics macrumors regular

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    Anyone with some info on the card reader issue after updating fw?
    I got two different card readers that worked perfectly before fw update, now none of them does :(
     
  2. Cooolpenner macrumors regular

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    There should be a update in cydia for this...
    Just start cydia and a message will tell you to install it...
     
  3. ~Ks383~ macrumors 6502

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    The OP also posted on one of the CCK threads in the iPad Hacks subforum (link).

    I assume he is using a third party reader that draws too much power. Apple decreased the power available to connectors from 100mA to 20mA in iOS 4.2. I'm not sure how to help though. Sorry OP.
     
  4. gr8pics thread starter macrumors regular

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    So i have to jb my pad to fix it?
     
  5. ~Ks383~ macrumors 6502

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    Are you using an official CCK? If you are using a third party one which draws too much current then it will not work as of yet, even jailbroken.
     
  6. gr8pics thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, its a third party,
    I think i get it, apple are bitter cause they had to remove their spyware, and now its like, if u wont let us spy on you we will take away something if u decide to uppgrade against our original will ;)
    Reducing power instead of increasing is the oposite of improvement, cause nobody cant convince me that 100mv was an issue and drained the battery so they had to reduce it with 80%
    im starting to learn the grumpy style apple opperates with now, its our way or the highway, thats the downside with apple products, they never seems to grow up :-/
     
  7. ~Ks383~ macrumors 6502

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    That sucks :(. I would have hated to pay for something to have it not work later. I have heard that someone is working on a fix (for jailbroken iPads) to let devices draw 100mA like they used to. Someone said something to that nature in one of the CCK threads in the iPad Hacks subforum (Here is a link to that post). Who knows if they will finish it or when it might come out though.
     
  8. MrWillie, Jul 14, 2011
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    The output current was limited in 4.2. The spyware you talk about (I am assuming it's the location services you're referring to), wasn't spyware, but the issue was fixed with 4.3.3, well after the power draw was dropped.
     
  9. gr8pics thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thats strange, cause i was on 4.3.1 before i uppdated to 3.3, and then it worked just fine...
    Anyway to revert back to 4.3.1?
     
  10. jzuena macrumors 6502a

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    Did you save your SHSH blobs (either through TinyUmbrella or directly in Cydia) before upgrading?
     
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  12. btbrossard macrumors 6502a

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    We use a 500-in-1 USB card reader connected to the Camera Connection Kit (we use compact flash cards in our camera, hence the need for a card reader instead of the SD connection kit).

    I think it's Targus brand. It was the cheapest at the store, so nothing special.

    It continues to work fine under the lates firmware.
     
  13. gr8pics thread starter macrumors regular

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    Great, do u happen to have a link for it?




    Regards Chris
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  15. oli2140 macrumors 6502

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    Can anyone confirm if the official camera connection kit SD card reader still doesn't work after the recent 4.3.3 update?

    I doubt they've fixed it but I'm trying to decide if I should update to 4.3.3 or just jailbreak now!
     
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  17. btbrossard macrumors 6502a

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    The compact flash slot is on the other side of the reader. There are card slots on the top and the bottom.
     
  18. gr8pics thread starter macrumors regular

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    Aha, thx :)


    Regards Chris
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  19. gr8pics thread starter macrumors regular

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    Was about to order it now, but i noticed it says usb powered, and it doesnt show any ipad plug on it, how do you connect it to your ipad then?


    Regards Chris
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  20. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    My iPad Camera Connection Kit works just fine under 4.3.3. Haven't updated to 4.3.4 yet though.
     
  21. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    I suspect you have to connect it through the official Apple camera connection kit which has a USB connection.
     
  22. btbrossard macrumors 6502a

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    Yes.
     
  23. gr8pics thread starter macrumors regular

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    Amazing, so two card readers togheter draws less than 20mv than just one...
    Still sceptic since it says Usb powered, and usb power is much higher than 20mv, it doesnt add upp.
    Also it would be very expensive and clumpsy if you have to connect a bunch of card readers to each other :-/


    Regards Chris
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  24. btbrossard, Jul 16, 2011
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    Clumsy - yes. It's not a fantastic option, but it works.

    Here's a video on using a card reader/usb cable/camera connector kit with the iPad:

    http://terrywhite.com/techblog/archives/5214
     
  25. gr8pics thread starter macrumors regular

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    Okay, i believe you, but then i could just plug the whole camera into the "kit" instead, then i wont have to take the card in and out all the time, even better, i dont need Cf card reader?


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