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noquacks 06-26-2012 06:39 PM

SD card from camera will not appear on monitor
 
Hi People,

Anybody know where I should turn- when I place my sdhc card from my camera into the "memory stick"slot in computer, nothing comes up on my monitor. Where should I start to troubleshoot? the green light does come on.....

Thanks

bbo 06-26-2012 09:05 PM

open my computer ( if using windows)

insert card

look for a new drive to appear.

noquacks 06-27-2012 07:17 PM

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Originally Posted by bbo (Post 952288)
open my computer ( if using windows)

insert card

look for a new drive to appear.

OK, tried it, and nothing hapens- nothing appears on "computer"...........

Clutchcargo 06-27-2012 09:14 PM

Are you sure the card is pushed in all the way? Does the media reader work with any other cards?

gregzoll 06-27-2012 10:04 PM

Just read it in the camera. A lot easier and safer, than removing and inserting into the computer. Also, what Operating System are you running?

noquacks 06-29-2012 02:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Clutchcargo (Post 952918)
Are you sure the card is pushed in all the way? Does the media reader work with any other cards?

Yup- green light even turns on when inserted. Havnt tried other cards.......done have any.

noquacks 06-29-2012 02:53 PM

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Originally Posted by gregzoll (Post 952961)
Just read it in the camera. A lot easier and safer, than removing and inserting into the computer. Also, what Operating System are you running?

Using Vista. Still, I would like to know why isnt computer working with this .....

Thanks for helping.

gregzoll 06-29-2012 08:57 PM

Card reader driver most likely. What is the manufacturer & model # of the computer? Did Vista come with the computer when you got the machine originally, or did you or someone else load it up on the hard drive that is in the machine?

thinksincode 06-29-2012 09:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gregzoll
Just read it in the camera. A lot easier and safer, than removing and inserting into the computer.

I've never heard this. Why is it safer?

thinksincode 06-29-2012 09:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by noquacks

Using Vista. Still, I would like to know why isnt computer working with this .....

Thanks for helping.

Does your computer make a "ding" sound when you insert the card? If not, Windows may not be recognizing the device.

Is the card reader built in to your computer or does it plug in with a cable?

gregzoll 06-29-2012 09:47 PM

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Originally Posted by thinksincode (Post 954313)
I've never heard this. Why is it safer?

I do it that way, our professional photog friend does it that way, unless she is reading off of cards that are not in the camera, so do 100's of 1000's of others do it that way. It is not going to screw things up, reading the card while it is in the device.

thinksincode 06-29-2012 11:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gregzoll
I do it that way, our professional photog friend does it that way, unless she is reading off of cards that are not in the camera, so do 100's of 1000's of others do it that way. It is not going to screw things up, reading the card while it is in the device.

I know, but I'm just saying it's no more or less safe. In both cases, from the OS point of view, it's just talking to a USB mass storage device.

noquacks 06-30-2012 07:19 AM

No "ding" when card is pushed in. Costco computer maybe 3 yrs old. It came all installed with card reader factory. Vista came with computer- we did not install.

Loks like a bad card reader, guys?

tribe_fan 06-30-2012 07:53 AM

You could have a compatibility problem:

http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/de...-read-4gb,-8gb,

It looks like you can get adapters to fit in the USB port for $10 dollars or less.

gregzoll 06-30-2012 01:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by noquacks (Post 954542)
No "ding" when card is pushed in. Costco computer maybe 3 yrs old. It came all installed with card reader factory. Vista came with computer- we did not install.

Loks like a bad card reader, guys?

Costco does not make computers, they sell them though. Possibly bad reader, but most likely bad driver for the reader. Go to the manufacturer website. If a HP/Compaq, go to Hp.com. If a dell, dell.com, so on.


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