A device that allows a computer to access memory cards such as SD cards.

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SD card reader not working on Debian

I'm using Debian for about 6 months and my card reader never worked. I tried several solutions I found online with no luck. How can I make it work? Here's the output generated by lspci 00:00.0 Host ...
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usb multicardreader detected, but device not shown/available, Ubuntu 12.04

I have problems with my usb cardreader in Linux Ubuntu 12.04 . I think the device is detected by the operating system, but not shown in category devices and therefore not available. I have checked ...
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Boot laptop (Samsung NP-RV520-A02IN) using usb memory card reader

Scenario : I have a 2 gb micro sd card that has a live Ubuntu environment setup in it. When I put the card in my phone and boot my laptop using my phone's USB data cable, it works perfectly, i.e. my ...
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Complete beginner needs advice/help on how to install an RFID reader

So the powers-that-be recently decided that I would lead a project we have that has to do with reading RFID tags, however I have no experience or knowledge to as where I should begin. All I know is ...
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Is it possible to remove card reader soldered to a laptop mainboard without damaging it?

Without using high technology tools, no solder iron, just cutting pins, or destroying some chip. And if it is successfully done, would the BIOS reclaim it ? (It's because due to a faulty card reader, ...
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How to clean an SD Card slot?

As I was taking out the dummy SD card on my new Chromebook, a small piece broke off of it and is now stuck inside the slot. I have tried removing using various cleaning methods including: Putting ...
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Disabling Laptop (PB TJ-75) faulty card reader Linux

My problem comes from that my laptop [PB TJ-75] has a faulty Alcor card reader. It’s 100% sure, the device is dead and unusable whatever the OS is. It cannot be disabled in BIOS [latest: Vendor: ...
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Why can a SD card be faster on an external USB reader rather than on a builtin SD reader?

I have a Sandisk SDHC 4GB Class 2 memory card, and I have benchmarked its reading speed with Palimpsest Disk Utility, under Linux and with my Acer Travelmate 5720G laptop. These are the speeds when ...
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Converting HID Input to Keyboard Emulation (Card Reader)

Firstly, thanks for taking the time to read this question. I'm a web developer, I have a customer trying to use one of my applications which collects swiped data. Usually, customers use Keyboard ...
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Test USB-connected SD card reader

I'm running a Linux system, so I'm asking a solution that can run on Linux, better if via terminal on a command line. I have a laptop with an integrated SD card reader, which is connected to ...
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Reading P2 card with standard PC Card (PCMCIA) reader

I have a Panasonic professional video camera which uses P2 cards. Looking for a way to connect them to the computer without using the camera, I found that the only P2 reader in the market is the one ...
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How do I attach this multi card reader to my motherboard?

I have an old mutli card reader taken from a Fujitsu Seimens Scaleo P. I am trying to attach it to my Gigabyte GA-B75-D3V. I have tried to attach this to the COM port on my motherboard - it doesn't ...
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Do SDXC cards need a special card reader, or is software support sufficient?

Can a card reader that accepts SD and SDHC cards support SDXC cards with the appropriate software support, or is a card reader specifically designed to accept SDXC cards needed? I'm looking for an ...
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INtegral card readers have drivers installed but do not show on my computer

I recenlty fixed a computer powerbutton and accidentally unplugged a sd card reader and did not know where was at (didnt knw if it was usb or firewire/ after i found out, i guess i installed it on a ...
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Disable cardreaders on Lenovo T500 in BIOS

I have a lenovo T500 that I'm trying to do a DBAN on (formatting program) it stalls cause it can't handle the card reader in the lenovo.. I was suggested by people on the DBAN forum to go find the ...
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Will I be able to install OS from USB if I buy a card reader?

This may sound silly, but an external device could probably convert interfaces from USB to CD. So will I be able to install OS from USB if I buy a card reader?
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Memory Stick Duo reader does not work in Windows 7

After I upgraded to Windows 7, the Memory Stick PRO Duo driver does not work; the card simply is not detected at all. I searched for the driver but could not find any. Does anyone has a solution to ...
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External card reader not working after upgrade to Windows 7

Following an upgrade from XP to Win7, my external card reader is no longer working. I've tried the answer here and have Googled around for a solution. Unfortunately, the consistent answer seems to be ...
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Recover SDHC card used in an SD card reader

A while ago when SDHC cards were fairly new and all the office computers had only SD card readers, I made a 4 GB Class 6 ADATA SDHC unreadable and unformattable by trying to get it to work in SD card ...
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How do you connect a card reader?

I bought a Velocity micro case which came with a card reader built in. I installed a Gigabyte 880GA-UD3H and can't find a place to plug it in. Do most motherboards have this option? Or did just get ...
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Asus F5N laptop built-in card reader driver problem

I have an Asus F5N X50N-AP011C. I have manually installed Windows 7 x64 on it, replacing the original Windows Vista. It also automatically installed a card reader driver, but it can no longer read xD ...
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What are some good USB-2.0-powered SDHC/SD card readers?

I'm looking to get a camera bag reader for SD/SDHC cards so that I can avoid having to plug the camera itself in to the computer. I'm aware of the SanDisk MicroMate. My only concern with that one is ...
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Memory card reader won't read 2GB Compact Flash memory card

I have a 2GB Compact Flash memory card that won't read in my memory card reader. The reader will read my 512MB and 32MB cards and my digital camera will read and write my 2GB card. I bought the card ...
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How to use the 4-in-1 card reader on my Lenovo x100e?

My Lenovo x100e laptop has a "4-in-1" card reader that's supposed to handle SD/SDHC, MMC, Memory Stick and MS Pro, but I can't insert my SDHC card (a "SANDISK SECURE DIGITAL EXTREME SDHC 16GB ...
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Hard drive dock w/usb and esata connectivity

If I buy a SATA hard drive dock that also has a card reader, and 2 extra USB ports on the front, and I connect my MacPro to it via the new SATA PCIe Sata card I installed, will the ESATA connection ...
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SmartCard reader

I have a Dell D620 which has a builtin smart card reader. How do I read from and write to a smart card using a smartcard reader? What are the best/free available softwares that I can use? Any ideas? ...
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Linux install in flash card

I can't understand why Linux on flash card needs an install, does it simply copy certain file to certain location in flash card? I mean, plan it in a response file, then one program read the plan in ...
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Grub hangs at “Starting up …” when USB flash card reader is plugged in (on Ubuntu Hardy)

I have a PC with Ubuntu Hardy installed. The machine boots fine unless my USB flash card reader (one of those N-in-1 readers by MediaGear) is plugged in at startup. If the reader is plugged in, the ...
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Removable Disk Drives Not Appearing

OS: Vista, SP1 My SD/MMC drive does not appear anywhere (MyComputer, Disk Manager). In My Computer the only available drives ar C:\, D:\ and J:. I can no longer view any removable disk drives. When I ...
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Any large USB sticks with integrated card readers?

I have one of Kingston's DataTraveller Micro Reader USB sticks, a fantastic memory stick with an integrated micro SD and M2 card reader. However, I've gradually filled it to the brim and am looking ...
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Windows 7 does not recognize Media Card Reader after upgrade from Vista

This question is a result of the issue stated in this SU-question. Please read it beforehand. I have upgraded my OS from Windows Vista Home Premium x64 to Windows 7 Home Premium x64. It's a legal ...
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How do I find out if my laptop will read an SDHC card?

I use an HP Pavilion dv6000 series laptop. Is there a way I can find out whether the card reader on this computer supports SDHC cards and what class?
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Why Is My Media Card Reader not working in Windows 7?

I have a Dell 2407FWP monitor that has a built in media card reader and USB ports. The USB Ports work fine but the media card reader shows up in Devices as a USB 2.0 device with the error that it ...
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Copying SD Cards with “LaCie d2 Network”

The LaCie d2 Network has a feature where by you can attach a USB drive and press the blue button at the from and it will copy the drive contents (no computer required). (See this review for more ...
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SD card works only once in Kubuntu 9.04

I have a new MSI GX620 derived laptop, with an internal SD card reader. It works fine when I first insert a card. But when I "safely remove" the card with Dolphin, and stick in a new card, nothing ...