San Disk CF Reader

Discussion in 'iMac' started by May14th1983, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. May14th1983 macrumors newbie

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    Recently upgraded to a new 21.5 inch imac.

    Today i have beed trying to upload files to Aperture from my San Disk Compact Flash card reader which is connected through the USB port.

    Trouble is, this piece of hardware is not showing up on the desktop or automatically downloading files straight into Aperture.

    Has anyone else had this problem with an external card reader?

    Thanks in advance for any advise / comments
     
  2. Ecoh macrumors 6502a

    Ecoh

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    I have a San disk cf card reader that is about 5 years old, it works fine.
    It will not show up on the desk top unless there is a card in it.

    Check Aperture general preferences to make sure you have checked "When camera is connected, automatically open Aperture".

    Does this card reader work on other computers ? Can you try another USB cable ?

    Try another USB connection on the back of the iMac.

    Check for bent pins in the reader. If there are bent pins in the reader it will not work.
     
  3. May14th1983 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply.

    I have checked all that you mentioned in you're reply, but still no joy.
    The reader still works on my old mac but not on the new. This is what is so frustrating.:mad
     
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    are you sure the usb port on the new mac is working? try different port or try another usb device in the port.
     
  5. May14th1983 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Both the USB on the mac and the reader are working fine, just not together.

    I set up my old mac, plugged the card reader in and it worked ok.

    Unplugged the reader, then plugged it into my new mac...........nothing

    :mad::mad::mad::mad:
     
  6. Ecoh macrumors 6502a

    Ecoh

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    Buy a new cheap $5.00 card reader and see if it works. :D Have you called Apple support ? If you find the solution, please post.
     

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