iMac 27" does not read SanDisk Memory Stick Pro

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  1. DougY macrumors 6502

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    My relatively new iMac 27" accepts and reads the memory stick on my Canon EOS Sxi, and my Sony dsc-h55 Cybershot. However, my wife has an earlier model Sony Cybershot, with a SanDisk Memory Stick Pro Duo, and the iMac doesn't read it. I put it in, and nothing happens. With the other mem sticks, after I insert it into the SD Card slot, iPhoto starts, and reads the contents of the card. Should it read the SanDisk Stick?
     
  2. Komiksulo macrumors 6502

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    Are you using a USB card reader? Can the Memory Stick be read on other computers? Does the Memory Stick have MagicGate?
     
  3. DougY thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No, Im not using a card reader. Im inserting it into the card slot built into the iMac itself!
     
  4. Komiksulo macrumors 6502

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    How are you putting a Memory Stick card in the iMac? An adaptor to fit in the iMac's SD slot?
     
  5. DSB macrumors newbie

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    Memory Stick Pro Duo Card

    Just plug your camera into a USB port with the cable provided when you purchased your camera. There is no need to even remove the memory card. I was having this exact same problem and was very perplexed, inasmuch as I never had a problem with my Windows machine. It works great.
     
  6. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    The slot on your iMac is for reading SD cards. I do not htink it does magic sticks
     
  7. dXTC macrumors 68020

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    Stealthipad is right. Only SD, SDHC and SDXC cards will work inside the iMac's card slot. Others won't, even if they "fit" inside the hole; the data/power contacts don't match up.

    You're risking damage to either your Memory Stick or the iMac's card slot by doing this. I second DSB's suggestion (the USB cord).
     

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