Memory card slot?

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  1. alittleloving macrumors newbie

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    I have a MBP and I want to upload pics onto it from my SDcard from my camera. I put it into the memory card slot and i dont think it is recognizing it? Im not really sure what to do. Please help! THANKS
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Your SIM card? As in the Subscriber Identity Module? Which can't store pictures? Are you sure? Or do you mean an SD card?
     
  3. alittleloving thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. dankybear macrumors regular

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    your sim card cannot store pictures and most cameras do not even have a sim card unless it's a cell phone
     
  5. alittleloving thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. dankybear macrumors regular

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    are you using the card reader on the unibody mbp?
     
  7. alittleloving thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes
     
  8. dankybear macrumors regular

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    my card reader is a little iffy sometimes, you really gotta push it in there
     
  9. alittleloving thread starter macrumors newbie

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    do you put it in with the metal side down? hmm its still not working
     
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  11. alittleloving thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i dont know ive never tried it. i usually just use the usb cable for it, but i lost it
     
  12. dankybear macrumors regular

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    or what about a different sd card in your mbp? it should work...
     
  13. alittleloving thread starter macrumors newbie

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    eh i just realized i need an external card reader i guess?
     
  14. Dozerrox macrumors 6502

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    You shouldn't no.... Assuming you have the unibody macbook pro with the SD card reader...
     
  15. 26.2 macrumors member

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    Should work straight in...
     
  16. frunkis54 macrumors 65816

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    i recently tried putting the sd card in my mbp and didn't see it on the desktop but when i opened iphoto it was visible their. so i noticed their's a spot in finder prefrences to display it on your desktop. just a guess.
     
  17. alittleloving thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Im going to try that. But the SD card seems like it is smaller than the slot for it on the mbp.
     
  18. Falk3r macrumors newbie

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    Chances are your camera is using something smaller than the "standard SD"... maybe a mini-SD, or micro-SD. You can get an adapter that you slide the smaller card into before putting it into the MBP.
     
  19. Clete2 macrumors 65816

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    Do you have a Sony camera? If so, you are using Memory Sticks instead of SD cards.

    If you have a Fujifilm cameras, chances are you are using an xD card.

    If you have a DSLR, you are using a Compact Flash card.

    Check the type.
     
  20. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Just for reference, every current model Canon DSLRs accept SD in addition to CF now (currently listed on their website, not necessarily for sale as older ones are still on the market with vendors), Nikon however seems to only take CF in their DSLRs.
     
  21. alittleloving thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah, I have a Sony camera.
     
  22. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000

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    My nikon DSLR (d40) and I'm pretty sure the d60, d90, d3000 and d5000 at least all use SD.

    OP, if you are using a sony, you have a memory stick not SD, it's longer and thinner and wont work in your SD card slot (propietry sony format). You'll need an external card reader that takes memory stick.
     
  23. alittleloving thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks! does anyone know a good external card reader for a memory stick pro?
     
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  25. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    See...that's what I get for being lazy and only spot-checking the Nikon line-up :mad::mad:
     

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