USB Card Reader not Recognized

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Pyrotechnic, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. Pyrotechnic macrumors 6502

    Pyrotechnic

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    Apologies if this is something simple. Having only owned a iMac for 2 days, its all new to me, I am finding my way around.

    However, I have attempted to plug in a card reader so that I can read the cards from my digital cameras, but I cant get it to show up. If I connect the camera direct, it shows up and allows me to import the photos.

    Luckily, all the cameras I own use the same cards, so its far better to load the card into the reader rather than keep plugging in different cameras.

    Anyone any ideas how I get the device to show up,I have tried the 2 I have. Do I need a dedicated Mac device ?

    Any help appreciated.
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    When you connect it, is there a card in it? It will not show up unless there is a card in the reader.
     
  3. Pyrotechnic thread starter macrumors 6502

    Pyrotechnic

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    Yes the card is in and has photos on it. ?

    I also tried my card from my Video Camera and still nothing. I am thinking the reader is too old perhaps. The cards are SDHC 8GB ones. However, I have just tried an old 16MB SD card and it shows up ?

    A new later reader perhaps. ?
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    Yes, a new reader will fix it. It doesn't have to be Mac specific, just new enough to support the 8GB SDHC.

    I had the same problem with a card reader that is about 5 years old now not reading my 2GB SD cards. New reader fixed it.

    With my issue, the cards could be read and written under XP, but the card only showed up as a 1GB ...
     

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