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SD camera cards

SD cards come in two varieties, ornery and HD. SDHD cards have a capacity greater than 2GB and cannot be read by some old card readers, either the separate kind which you plug in or those built in. If your card reader (or your PC) cannot read your new SDHD card you will have to buy a reader which can. They are usually pretty cheap.

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Why wont my computer read my SD card? i have a Samsung TL210 double view hd camera. when i put my 8gig SD card in my computer nothing happens at all i have a vista computer ok. i am 13 years old so make sure i know what you are saying.


If the 8Gb SD card works on your HD camera, then the problem is with your built in memory card of your computer. Most of the built in memory cards of the computer only supports up to 2Gb.
You can actually isolate it by trying to test an SD card lower than 8Gb to your computer.
Solution for this is to use external USB SD reader that supports high capacity SD card (SDHC) or contact the manufacturer of your computer and ask for firmware updates for the memory card reader. Hope this is clear and would help you.

Jul 01, 2011 | SanDisk 8GB microSD High Capacity...

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I have a Nikon S6000. I recently bought a card for it at a Big Lots store. Here is what is on the front of the card: "PNY Optima SD HC 120 min HD 8GB." The problem is that the card will not come up on my card reader. The old card, a 2GB, reads perfectly. Images can be reviewed on the camera's screen when the new card is in the camera.


"SD" cards larger than about 2GB are actually SDHC cards. SD and SDHC cards fit the same slots, but they are slightly different electrically. Many cameras won't work with SDHC (high capacity) cards. SDHC is not backwards compatible.

It sounds like your camera is able to understand SDHC, but your card reader is not. It won't cost much to buy a new card reader, but make sure the specs mention SDHC.

Jan 18, 2011 | Nikon Coolpix S3000 Digital Camera

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My averatec 3700 series does not read some new sd cards. can you help?


The card reader on your laptop can't read SDHD cards - cards bigger than 2GB. There's nothing you can do about it, it's a hardware limitation. For those cards you will have to buy a separate card reader.

Aug 31, 2010 | Averatec Computers & Internet

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IPAQ 6515 doesn't recognize new HP 8Gig SD card when inserted. I reset but nothing happened. Any idea what the problem might be.


I am sorry?

You want me to give you my solution for nothing and want to charge me $9.95 for it.

I could not find any posted solutions when I checked your site.




Dec 13, 2008 | HP iPAQ hw6515 Pocket PC

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Sd Card reader not recognising SDHC cards


When You Insert your SD card into the internal card reader, then the SD card is not recognised by the system and the SD card drive doesn't show there. The problem can be because of driver issue, system issue and device issue.
To fix the problem you need to go at device manager if there is a yelllow sign in SD card controller, the problem is most probably caused by a driver issue. Then you need to update the driver. You can also download the driver for your card reader.
Also, check if your SD Card is broken. You can also check it into different devices port.
If it is detected then you can backup of your data.

If the problem not resolved by any means and you require you SD Card data then I will suggest you read - https://www.stellarinfo.co.in/services/removable-media-recovery.php

Mar 03, 2017 | Computers & Internet

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